“I take great pride in not taking a cookie cutter approach, and instead looking at each organization’s unique strengths and challenges and dovetailing them with sound fundraising principles and practices.”
Sharon's approach to her work as a Capacity Builder is based on her commitment to provide excellent service with the highest degree of professional integrity. She enjoys working with a diverse clientele who have a passion for their mission. Having worn every hat in the philanthropic process affords Sharon a unique perspective in her work as a Capacity Building Consultant at Nonprofit Network.
She has over 30 years of experience in fundraising and enjoys assisting organizations increase their fundraising capability.
She credits her in-depth fundraising knowledge to her years as Deputy Director of Development for the American Lung Association of Michigan where she was responsible for all aspects of statewide fundraising; the Michigan Historical Museum where she completed the fundraising for the 20th Century permanent galleries; and for more than 20 years as President of Castle & Associates, Inc. a full-service fundraising and organizational management firm where she assisted clients with strategic planning, capital campaigns, development audits, major gifts and fundraising plans.