Natalie Fleischman is a development professional with experience in university, academic medical centers, and non-profit organizations. She has a passion for advancing philanthropic support through creating a constituency strategy and building enduring relationships. She is adept at the design and execution of high-capacity prospect management, team mentoring, and board development programs.
Most recently, Natalie served as Director of Development, Planet Word - The Museum of Words & Language Arts. She previously held positions as Assistant Vice President, Business School at The George Washington University, Senior Director, Major Gifts at Stanford University Medical Center, and Vice President University of Vermont Medical Center & Executive Director, UVM Medical Foundation. She also has served as a Senior Consultant with Washburn & McGoldrick and held fundraising and leadership roles at the University of Vermont, University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. She received her MA from Columbia University and a BA from Simmons University; she was a CASE Scholar for District I as an undergraduate, and this honor and experience launched her fundraising passion and fulfilling career.
Her competencies include:
Strategic Planning: She constructed five development offices; determining needs of programs, recruiting, hiring, and managing staff and developing plans for continued growth.
Fundraising: She consistently met or exceeded goals for major and principal gifts. She raised nearly $40 million through estate plans, annual giving, events, and major and principal gifts.
Relationship Building: She built trusted relationships with major gift prospects and donors by developing personalized approaches to collaborative investment.
Collaboration/Management: She worked with leadership including Boards of Trustees, staff, development committees and volunteer boards. She also coached teams to excellence, collaboration, and comradery.
Ability to Navigate Change: She successfully exceeded fundraising goals during times of economic uncertainty and in organizations undergoing significant leadership transitions. She is adept at interim leadership situations and scenarios whereby organizations are undergoing transition and turbulence.