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.

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

Strategically located in Atlanta, Georgia, Linda Wise McNay, Ph.D. is an independent 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.

  • Linda Wise McNay, Ph.D., 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

LINDA MCNAYIndependent Fundraising Consultant
Linda Wise McNay is an independent fundraising consultant with Our Fundraising Search in Atlanta. She has just completed her 12th year of consulting and has served more than 125 clients.
RENEE JENSRUDFundraising Consultant
Renée Jensrud brings a wealth of fundraising and management experience to the clients she serves. She has been working in the nonprofit arena since 1991, raising millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations.
AILENA PARRAMOREFundraising 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.

“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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