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David J. Samson, Associate Consultant

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Development Office Policies, programs, procedures; Development Office Audits; Enrollment Management; Annual, Planned and Capital Gifts; Marketing and Public Relations; Special Events; Grant Writing; Donor Prospecting; Identification and Solicitation Techniques; Phonathon Programs; Alumni Associations; Development Software; Database Management; Strategic Planning

David Samson joins the Shea Consulting Services as an associate consultant after years of development experience in educational and other nonprofit arenas. He has served as an associate development director and development director in two Catholic high schools in Chicago, has done parish work in development and is currently the vice president and chief development officer for Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.

Dave's experience includes the initiation of a development office to improving the effectiveness of those already established by designing and implementing comprehensive development plans that included all areas of fund raising as well as enrollment management and marketing components. He has served on Development Committees of Board of Trustees and understands the relationship of the development office to the board as well as to the volunteers.

David holds an MBA from North Park University and holds a certification in Adobe PageMaker, and membership in the National Catholic Stewardship Council and the Institute for Stewardship and Development. He is also a Certified Fund Raising Professional.

In addition to membership in several civic associations, David serves as President of the John P. Loftus Scholarship Fund Board of Directors in Chicago.