Martha Pritchard Spear helps small nonprofits to grow sustainably.  She specializes in nonprofit fundraising, advancement, and resource development, focusing on board dynamics and volunteer leadership. She empowers organizations with effective strategies for improved management and diversified funding. Martha guides staff and volunteers to jumpstart giving programs, identify new prospective funders, boost membership, aim for new grants, orchestrate successful events, run great media campaigns and cultivate major donor engagement. She excels in grant-writing and creates compelling cases for support, detailed fundraising plans and effective press releases. Her community involvement reflects her lifelong commitment to social justice. Passionate, empathetic, and humorous, Martha makes fundraising accessible and achievable for all, guiding you toward sustained philanthropic success. 

Services include…

  • Nonprofit best practices, registrations, etc.
  • Fundraising, business development & advancement
  • Unique role-play exercises to help you prepare for challenges like asking for a gift
  • Stewardship, cultivation & major gifts program development
  • Capital campaign advice and planning, feasibility studies, “case for support” writing
  • Board & volunteer development 
  • Grant writing for private, government, corporate & public funders
  • Press releases and local media strategy
  • Special event management
  • Unique just-for-you trainings & workshops
  • Serving as mentor and coach
  • Writing 
  • Editing and getting your ideas into compelling prose 
  • Meeting facilitation through difficult conversations
  • Systematizing administrivia
  • Facilitating strategic planning processes
  • Development of an organizational culture of philanthropy