Stephanie Minor is a veteran fundraising professional, nonprofit executive, and strategic development coach whose proven fundraising strategies have won big grants and gifts for important and impactful nonprofit causes.
Through her many publications, as well as through her online courses, she teaches nonprofit leaders, fundraisers and founders the best practices from her career in leading and raising millions of dollars for the nonprofit organizations she has served.
Stephanie joined NPO Centric as its Director in 2019, where she advances the work of nonprofits through capacity building and technical assistance.
Stephanie and her dedicated team guide nonprofits on how to create and execute winning strategies for raising funds, and by providing services that increase their knowledge and expand their skills in obtaining grants, Board development, developing human and material resources, marketing, communications, volunteer recruitment, and management, and strategic planning. She keeps nonprofits aware of emerging trends to help them be informed and empowered, and ultimately grow and strengthen their impact.
Stephanie started her professional career as a communicator and social media strategist after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cal State San Bernardino. Through her own firm, Premiere Designs, LLC, she planned, developed, and executed successful integrated social media and website content strategies for a variety of clients, including organizations in the nonprofit sector.
In 2015, she was offered an opportunity to serve on the staff of Martha’s Village & Kitchen, one of the largest providers of homeless services in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County. After coming on board with the organization as the director of development in 2015, her passionate and focused work as a fundraiser, including her role in launching a successful $5 million capital campaign, won her a promotion to the role of executive vice president of the organization. Overseeing a staff of 55, she applied her operational and management expertise to ensure the organization would grow and sustain its mission to provide a safe, welcoming environment for impoverished and homeless families, children, and individuals, empowering them to transform their lives with dignity while breaking out of the cycle of poverty.
Through Stephanie’s visionary work, she won the “Best Pitch” award through the RAP Foundation’s 2018 Desert Fast Pitch competition for nonprofits. Through her powerful 3-minute pitch about the plight of homeless children in California, she was awarded a donation of $20,000 toward the creation of a space in the residential unit of Martha’s Village & Kitchen exclusively for homeless children.
Stephanie’s extensive experience in fundraising and nonprofit management made her the ideal choice to be Director of NPO Centric. Clients appreciate her straight talk and real-world experience. She has a contagious enthusiasm that inspires nonprofit leaders, fundraisers, and founders to become prouder and stronger contributors to their nonprofit organizations.