Our Mission

The mission of Our Fundraising Search is to assist nonprofits with their fundraising needs in order for them to have a lasting impact on those they serve.  Our Fundraising Search will deliver high quality service in a cost-efficient manner in a timely fashion.

Strategically located in Atlanta, Georgia, Our Fundraising Search helps busy nonprofit boards and CEO’s successfully fill critical development positions. Comprehensive services include: Annual Fund Counsel, Board Training, Capital Campaign Counsel, Development Assessment, Development Search, Endowment Counsel, Feasibility Studies, Fundraising Coaching, Fundraising Counsel, Interim Staffing, Planned Giving Basics, Pre-campaign Counsel, and Strategic Planning.

Linda Wise McNay, Ph.D. is a principal fundraising consultant with more than 30 years experience in higher and secondary education, the arts and human service organizations.

How Our Search Works

At Our Fundraising Search, we understand the challenges you face in finding a development director who will take your nonprofit organization to new fundraising heights. After years of matching top candidates with Atlanta clients, Our Fundraising Search has formalized the process. We help Atlanta’s busy nonprofit boards and CEOs successfully fill critical development positions.

We execute a structured, deliberate, objective and cost-effective process. We also offer interim staffing until your search is completed.

Our database of development career seekers is continually growing, so your search goes beyond collecting “applications” from candidates. We find skilled, experienced professionals to meet your unique job opening and defined mission.

Your search is held in the strictest confidence and results are guaranteed.

  • Your assigned consultant contacts your executive director to ascertain candidate qualifications.
  • A job description is confirmed.
  • A compensation package is determined.
  • The job posting is drafted and placement venues recommended. Job listing is posted.
  • We search targeted databases, including our own extensive network of development professionals.
  • You promote your job listing in your newsletters and on your website.
  • We screen resumes.
  • We perform additional candidate inquiries.
  • We conduct telephone and face-to-face interviews.
  • We provide weekly updates to the client.
  • We recommend the top 3-4 highly qualified candidates.
  • We provide a final written recommendation.

Get to Know Us

AILENA PARRAMORE
AILENA PARRAMORESenior Fundraising Consultant
Ailena Gibby Parramore’s nonprofit journey began in 2005, having since raised millions of dollars for organizations in a variety of arenas. Ailena’s background includes work in secondary education, health and human services and city government.
LINDA MCNAY
LINDA MCNAYPrincipal Fundraising Consultant
Linda Wise McNay is a principal fundraising consultant with Our Fundraising Search in Atlanta. She has just completed her 14th year of consulting and has served more than 175 clients.
DAVID M. PAULE
DAVID M. PAULESenior Fundraising Consultant
Dave Paule is an experienced chief executive officer, fundraiser, marketer, writer and educator. He specializes in jumpstarting stagnant operations, global business turn-arounds, and building green-field organizations.

Our partnership with OFS resulted in a customized capital campaign that involved all our constituents at the proper level producing results that exceeded our expectations. OFS’s analysis of our school’s culture was spot on, and they educated and empowered our leadership team producing timely and exacting results. When the need for another campaign presents itself, they will be my first call.

Seth Hathaway, Ed.S., Head of School, Prince Avenue Christian School

“Great workshop at GCN this morning! Thank you for your stories and the great insight they offered.”

Stephanie Davage, Development and Special Events Manager, C5 Georgia Youth Foundation

“Thanks for your help in getting this organization (AITP) off the ground!”

Lisa Adler, Co-Artistic/Producing Director, Horizon Theatre Company

“I have truly appreciated your encouragement, support and guidance this year. You helped make a challenging year much better.”

Mary Ellen Cenzalli, DOD, The Cottage School

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