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From Our Founder

In 2017, I realized I needed to break up with my dream job.


For nearly eight years, I had devoted myself to the clients we served and our organization's mission. Together with amazing colleagues and generous donors, we had walked alongside thousands of young people experiencing homelessness as they worked on immediate, life-changing, and longterm goals. We built more housing, developed more partnerships, cultivated more donors--working overtime, at all hours, and to exhaustion with the hope that all young people would find safety, justice, equity, and support in our community.

And then, I just couldn't do it any longer.

A white woman with blond hair in a winter coat, hat, and gloves, smiles at the camera in front of a brightly painted wall.

I knew I loved nonprofit work, I loved our mission, and I loved fundraising, but I was frustrated, burnt-out, tired, and unhealthy. My joy for work and my soul was depleted. And, my colleagues, our donors, and our clients suffered because of it.

As I talked with peers and other nonprofit professionals, it was clear I was not alone. Most of us were barely operating -- suffering from extreme physical and mental fatigue, as well as feelings of emotional exhaustion and depletion -- even when we loved our jobs (in fact, maybe because we loved our jobs). We could feel it and our organizations could too. 

After hundreds of conversations and fateful life changes that all pointed in the same direction, I started the consulting firm Fundraising Sol to help nourish the heart and sol of fundraising professionals and their fundraising programs.

Since 2018, we have partnered with dozens of nonprofits and hundreds of nonprofit professionals across the country to make fundraising the bright spot in their days.

As we continue to evolve our services to best meet the needs of our clients,

we hold tight to our core value of wellness

and our belief

that the health of a nonprofit is inextricably tied

to the health of its fundraising team.

With light,

The word "Frances" in a handwritten script.

P.S.: If this story sounds familiar or hits close to home, I'd love to chat to see how I can help!

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