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Fundraising Consultants

Matthew Blumenfeld / Nina Mankin
Financial Development Agency
49 So. Pleasant St., 2nd Floor
Amherst, MA 01002
Starr Library in Rhinebeck; West Hurley Library (feasibility study); Germantown Library; Roeliff Jansen Community Library (Hillsdale)

Jill Dugas Hughes
32 Jefferson Avenue
Geneva, NY 14456
Developed Annual Campaign for Geneva Free Library
Former Assistant Director of Development for Siena College

Thomas Kissane, Vice President
Craig Katinas
Community Counseling Service
350 Fifth Avenue
Suite 7210
New York, NY 10118
Fax: 212.967.6451
Poughkeepsie Public Library District (feasibility study); Oswego Public Library (2005)

W. Howard Kelly
Insight Associates
415 Paddock Street
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 771-7475

Flower Memorial Library, Watertown NY (2004)

Angela Lomanto
61 Dedham Street
Dover, MA 02030
phone: 508.785.3338
fax: 508.785.2757
East Fishkill Community Library

Linda London
198 Euclid Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
phone: 518.458.8562
Formerly the development director for Equinox Inc., Linda most recently was a consultant for the Council of Community Services of New York State, Inc. touring around NYS to teach nonprofits about fund development, capital campaigns, planned giving, etc. Linda provided two workshops in 2001 for MHLS libraries on fund development and capital campaigns.

Susan Love, Fundraising Consultant
Martocq & Associates
200 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128
phone: 212.360.6944
Millbrook Free Library. Susan is featured on the MHLS Fundraising web site:

William Schofield, President
Schofield Associates
304 S. Franklin St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
phone: 315.472.9306
Lyons Public Library (feasibility study) .

Thomas W. Wade & Associates
560 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
phone: 845.229.0013
Pleasant Valley Free Library, Pine Plains

Sheldon Wolf
Springfield Library and Museums Association (Springfield, Massachusetts); presenter for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Kathryn Coulam
Coulam Consulting Group
1028 Quaker Bridge Road East
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 12520

John Hicks, President
J.C. Geever, Inc.
417 Canal St.,
New York, NY 10013
212.925.5800 x12
fax: 212.966.3074

Mary Ann Winters, Senior Vice President
Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, Inc.
Mack-Cali Corporate Center
50 Tice Blvd.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
fax: 201.307.5632

Other Sources / Resources:


Tips for Hiring a Consultant:


Sample Checklist for a Fundraising Consultant Interview

When you call to inquire:

See who sends you what you ask for, and carefully evaluate the materials. Is the presentation of the company the way you would like the library presented? Pick three-four consultants to call in for an interview.

Watch and listen for the following during the interview:


Prepared by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MHLS Coordinator of Member Information, 845.471.6060 x39,

last updated: January 2008


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