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The Eight Principles Fellows

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SALLY BRYANT DeCHENNE
President, BRYANT GROUP

Sally serves as the president and CEO for one of the nation’s leading search firms specializing in recruiting and training advancement professionals. She began her advancement career in 1989, serving in both higher education and healthcare before starting her own consulting firm in 2001. She is an award-winning speaker and entrepreneur and is passionate about philanthropy and building powerful teams.

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JAY LUGO
Executive Director, Idaho Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation

Jay has served as executive director of Idaho Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation and the Idaho Lions Eye Bank for over two decades.  Jay is passionate about philanthropy which is built upon bilateral relationships between giver and receiver.  He’s committed to fundraising which builds sustainable revenue.

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PETER DRURY
Chief Strategy Officer, Wellspring Family Services

Peter serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Wellspring Family Services, an innovative nonprofit human services organization with a hybrid business model combining both social-enterprise and philanthropy to fuel the mission.  He is also Adjunct Faculty for Seattle University’s Nonprofit Leadership Program; a director on the board of the Women’s Funding Alliance; and strategic advisor for The Key to Change.

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LOMESH SHAH
CEO, NonProfit Easy

With over 25 years of experience in financial services, relational sales and technology, Lomesh knows a successful nonprofit must have not only the right tools, but must also possess the knowledge to use those tools effectively.

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LARRY HALVORSON
Director Marketing, Witco Inc.

Larry began in his career in financial services working with clients and their insurance needs eventually transitioning into wealth management and advising.  Larry began working with nonprofits in 2016, serving as planned giving officer for one of the oldest nonprofits in Idaho, Idaho Youth Ranch.

ROGER SHEFFIELD
CAO, Mind Springs Health

Roger brings over 30 years of service as a fundraising development professional.  Roger’s passion lays in connecting with the donor on a personal level.  His experience with philanthropy leaves his donors and nonprofits in better places.

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JEFF JOWDY
President, Lighthouse Counsel

Jeff knows that building strong investor relationships benefits nonprofits in increasing mission awareness, organizational effectiveness and philanthropic support.  Lighthouse Counsel is a full-service consulting firm serving the greater Southeastern United States with offices in Nashville and Atlanta.

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DANIELLE SNELSON
Founder & CEO, Sona Events

Danielle founded Sona Events in 2010 producing events for corporate and nonprofit cliental.  For her nonprofit clients, Danielle works to create events that work—today and tomorrow.  She founded TheFundraisingMethod.com. to focus entirely on guiding nonprofits to use events effectively for sustainable fundraising.

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MARTIN LEIFELD
President, Five Minutes with Martin, LLC

Martin Leifeld serves as an author, consultant, coach and public speaker. During his 24 years of fundraising leadership, Martin and his teams raised over $500 million dollars. Martin established the website MartinLeifeld.com as a resource for fundraising and leadership.  Martin recently published a new book FIVE MINUTES FOR FUNDRAISING – A Collection of Expert Advice from Gifted Fundraisers. 

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DANA WIER
Partner, Imwalle and Wier Strategic Consulting

After more than two decades serving nonprofit organizations, Dana began working with individual clients in 2016. Dana’s unique counsel combines her marketing, communications, and community outreach background with her experience in nonprofit board governance, needs assessment, and organizational development.

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JASON LEWIS
Managing Partner, Lewis Fundraising

Author of the book, The War for Fundraising Talent, Jason provides the nonprofit sector with an often-needed contrarian voice.  He’s willing to question deeply engrained beliefs and assumptions of how effective fundraising really works. Whether writing or speaking, Jason challenges the prevailing wisdom about effective fundraising practices, hiring decisions, and donor behavior.

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