Nice to Meet You

Nancy Beard is passionate about making a difference through fund development in the non-profit sector. She teaches that often we must first make a difference in ourselves before we can make a difference in the world. She has mentored women in this sector for over twenty years.  She is a Certified Life Coach and is excited to use her years of experience to coach fund development professionals in the non-profit sector who have lost joy in their work due to workplace chaos. 

Non-Profit Sector Expertise

  • Relationship Building

  • Communication

  • Donor Cultivation

  • Capital Campaign

  • Marketing Materials

  • Grant Writing

  • Major Giving

  • Research

  • Mentoring

  • Coaching

  • Public Speaking

  • Planned Giving

  • Leadership

  • Strategic Planning

  • Special Events

Professional Experience

President of United Church Homes & Services Foundation (2011-Present)

Vice President of Advancement, Director of Community Affairs & Executive Director for Lifespan (2000-2011)

Director of Development for A Child’s Place (1998-2000)

Director of Development for Friendship Trays (1997-1998)

Civic Service

Member, Board Member, Secretary, Vice President for North Carolina Council of Charitable Gift Planners (2012-Present)

Member, Board Member, President, Vice President & Secretary for Association of Fund Raising Professionals (1998-Present)