Ann Fitzgerald, President of A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates, earned a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University. She has more than twenty years of experience in sales, management, fundraising publishing and marketing. She has directly supervised large, multi-function teams as well as small groups specializing in these areas.
Fitzgerald is an expert in analyzing nonprofit performance and creating tailored solutions so nonprofits can achieve their missions, raise more money, and maximize personnel resources.
As Director of Development for The Heritage Foundation, she helped increase contributions income by twenty percent by establishing integrated programs for direct marketing, major gifts, and planned giving. Ms. Fitzgerald regularly writes and speaks on fundraising, systems management, proposal writing, donor relations, and prospect research. She launched “Finding the Funding,” a fundraising training series for nonprofit executives. In addition to numerous articles, she published two manuals, 100 Tips, Techniques and Templates for Persuasive Proposal Writing and 125 Ways to Identify and Cultivate Supporters for Your Cause.
Fitzgerald is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and has lived and worked in Paris, France. She started her career at BNA Software, a division of the publishing company the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Later she joined the parent company and worked in both sales and marketing roles. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.