President & Founder
Community Equip’d (www.CommunityEquipd.com)
Ginny has been working with nonprofits, churches, and community development organizations since 2000. She helps organizations grow their revenue, strengthen their programming, and make a positive impact on their communities.
She uses an asset-based approach to build organizational capacity and help secure the funding needed to further the organization’s mission. Through the power of stories, Ginny integrates fundraising, marketing, and community outreach campaigns to engage funders and build strategic partnerships. Ginny’s work has included all aspects of fundraising, brand development and marketing, volunteer management, community organizing, program development and evaluation, advocacy, and board development.
Ginny currently serves on the board of the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh and has served on the national board of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) as the Governance Committee Chair as well as a variety of community based nonprofit boards. She earned a B.S. in Leadership with a minor in Marketing from LaRoche College and a Masters in Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh. Ginny’s masters thesis examined the benefits of traditional centralized fundraising models and methods organizations can utilize to transition away from a staff support raising model.
Ginny loves fundraising. She believes fundraising work that is rooted in equity and justice is a transforming force for communities, organizations, donors, and the philanthropic community.
Living internationally during much of her childhood shaped her understanding of what it means to belong to each other. A connector at heart, she has a knack for building cross-cultural relationships and partnerships.