Hey! I’m Danielle Locke. I help nonprofit directors raise more money so they can do more and stress less. I founded Locke Step Partners because I was frustrated by the endless cycle of grants and events. I knew I could help nonprofit directors raise more unrestricted funds, especially from individual donors already in their list! As a fundraising coach, I get to be a connector, a knowledge resource, sounding board and sometimes just a safe space to vent. And I love sharing the benefit of my hard-earned lessons over 20+ years as a professional fundraiser. My specialties include fundraising/campaign strategy, donor cultivation, nonprofit management, and board engagement/development. I am an expert in nonprofit fundraising because I have had considerable success in organizations just like yours. I have a few credentials too. These include a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from the American College of Financial Services, a Master of Public Administration with a certificate in Nonprofit Management, from Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, both from Cleveland State University. (The Pysch degree comes in handy these days.) I believe every nonprofit leader has the potential to create a sustainable future for their organization by through meaningful donor partnerships. I am focused on giving nonprofits the step-by-step instruction, tools and support to actually implement the permanent changes that lead to their thriving future.