Author - Team Heller

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Clients
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Cynthia Coleman, PMP
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Brooke Belott
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Brad West
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Anna Matthias, PMP
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Keith Heller
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Bryan Giese
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Product Experts
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Stategy Experts
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Clients

Cynthia Coleman, PMP

Cynthia Coleman, PMP
Senior Services Manager

I came to Heller Consulting with more than seven years of nonprofit and fundraising operations experience. I got my start as support staff at organizations including the Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Children’s Museum of Houston and the Zonta International Foundation. At Zonta, I continued taking on roles of increasing responsibility moving from data entry to  managing the Raiser’s Edge as the Development Coordinator.

Since joining the firm I have worked with a variety of clients on Raiser’s Edge streamlining, implementation and merger projects, and Luminate CRM (formerly known as Common Ground) conversion and implementation projects. In my role as a project lead on larger implementation projects, I have focused on coordinating project work, managing resources and ensuring project deliverables are met with clients such as Michael J. Fox Foundation and Rainforest Alliance. Additionally, my work includes managing a team of consultants as well as variety of projects.

I enjoy sharing knowledge; implementing new procedures and helping clients find ways to streamline their operations. I hold a bachelor degree in Interpersonal Communications from the University of Houston, and I am a Salesforce Certified Administrator.

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Brooke Belott

Brooke Belott
Senior Consultant

For the past 10 years, I have worked in development at a range of non-profit organizations in New York City. I developed expertise in institutional grant writing, while also playing a role in strategic planning, board development, direct mail, individual giving, and database management. Additionally, I have worked as an editor and writer for various publications, as well as in digital production for an e-book collection.

I hold dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Dance from the University of Maryland, College Park, a combination which led me to early positions at an arts consulting firm and various arts organizations. I spent six years performing professionally with a dance company in DC, and then continued training and working with various artists in New York City, while pursuing a career in fundraising. I’ve worked with non-profit organizations with missions in the areas of dance, theatre, arts education, the environment, disabilities, youth development, and human services.

Most recently, I was Development Manager at GallopNYC, a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities. I first came to the organization as a volunteer, and I was quickly hooked by the unique way the program uses horses to inspire people with disabilities to grow and achieve greater independence.

During my four years at GallopNYC, I helped the organization ramp up its fundraising and also served as the Salesforce system administrator. I became increasingly interested in Salesforce because I could see how it was helping myself and my colleagues become more effective as non-profit managers and fundraisers. Using this skillset, I helped GallopNYC streamline its processes, develop better fundraising analysis tools, and improve its program evaluation.

My growing interest in the intersection of non-profits and technology led me to join Heller Consulting in March 2014, where I am excited to continue helping non-profits make a powerful impact on their communities. I am also a Salesforce Certified Administrator.

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Brad West

Brad West
Sales Director

I have had the good fortune to work with more than a thousand nonprofits in my career, helping them make sound technology decisions to work more efficiently, raise more funds, and achieve their long term strategic goals. I started with one of the pioneering firms in this industry, Master Systems, which developed fundraising and fund accounting systems for very large nonprofits such as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Stanford Children’s Hospital, and St. John’s University. That firm was ultimately acquired by Blackbaud, where I spent 17 years working with nonprofits and educational institutions of all sizes & shapes.

I am enlivened and fascinated by the work non-profits undertake, and make my first priority the all-important charge of learning each organization’s unique story, history, aspirations and challenges. My goal is to fully understand what you are trying to achieve, and, relying on the awesome team here at Heller Consulting, to design a service that gets you as close to that goal as possible. And there’s no harm in having a little fun along the way!

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Ohio University.

Anna Matthias, PMP

Anna Matthias, PMP
Director of Professional Services

I have been working in the nonprofit sector for over 10 years, devoting the majority of my career to healthcare fundraising, nonprofit consulting and recently project management.  I bring extensive experience in healthcare development, along with broad exposure to a diverse group of nonprofits to the Heller team. Prior to working at Heller Consulting, I worked at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where I was a front-end fundraiser and heavily involved in prospecting, moves management and development operations.  I also have worked as a database manager for a University, responsible for all database functions and Advancement fundraising initiatives.

As a consultant, I worked on highly complex multi-site hospital projects and also with small grass roots nonprofits to streamline their databases and operations.  I enjoy the variety in consulting, the feeling of helping people meet their goals, and the ability to make an impact at many nonprofits through this work.

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire and a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute.

Keith Heller

Keith Heller
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Keith got his start in nonprofits entering membership gifts into the DOS version of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and managing the information and operations in the San Francisco Exploratorium development office back in 1993. Fast forward a few years, and the Windows version of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge was released. Lots of nonprofits wanted to make the move to this new software, but no one (not even Blackbaud) offered consulting services. Keith recognized the opportunity and combined his know-how for both technology and nonprofit operations and developed a range of services for organizations using nonprofit software.

Over the years Keith has built on this experience, personally working with over a hundred organizations, large and small, and led his team of experts through projects with hundreds more. Since the beginning, Keith has been providing deep insights into how a nonprofit organization can utilize today’s technology to support their mission, creating a more efficient and effective organization. As newer and more advanced tools have emerged, Keith has stayed ahead of the trends, sorting through the flash-in-the-pan hype to discover the true long-term tools that create strong constituent relationships. By understanding the technology needs and goals of nonprofit organizations, Keith has emerged as a thought leader throughout the industry, frequently advising and guiding discussions with software development firms as well as other nonprofit consultants around the country.

Keith has a bachelor of arts degree from Carleton College in Minnesota, and frequently speaks at local, regional and national conferences for nonprofit professionals.

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Bryan Giese

Bryan Giese
Director of Marketing

For the past 20 years I have been focused on one specific goal: Create an experience that establishes a relationship. Whether working on application and web interface design, health education portal program experiences, or direct mail relationship marketing, I constantly strive to design a full experience that brings people in, makes them feel welcome, and let’s them interact with a program for a long-term relationship. I have worked in every step of the process from creative design and development, to strategy mapping and content creation, optimizing each component to contribute to the full vision. I enjoy the challenges that emerging technologies bring, and continually build and improve the techniques and processes needed to monitor, test, and optimize each new tool.

Product Experts

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Stategy Experts

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