Sandy Rees (bio)

Nonprofit Fundraising Coach

Contact:Ms. Sandy Rees
Mailing Address: 14285 Hwy 72 S, Loudon, Tennessee, United States of America 37774
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"Sandy's insightful and personable presentation guided everyone, directing us to look at issues from a new perspective. Her talk gave me some fresh ideas which I hope to incorporate into my agency's fundraising in the next year." Tiffany Canady, President, AFP Hickory
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Sandy Rees Consulting

Fields of Interest:

Volunteerism, Fundraising

Most Requested Topics/Programs:

  • Fundraising Planning
  • Donor Communications

Recent Engagements:

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Hickory NC Feb 18 2009
  • Chattanooga Center for Nonprofits January 22 2009
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Knoxville TN December 9 2008
Speaker 's Fees:$2500 or less
Length of presentation:1-2 hours
Travels From:Knoxville, TN
Travel Limits:
Target Audience:Other Professionals
Target Audience - Other:nonprofit fundraisers
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Sandy Rees is a nonprofit fundraising coach, author, speaker, and trainer.

She teaches small, grassroots nonprofit organizations how to raise more money, attract more people to their organization, and be more effective in their work.

As a former Director of Development, Sandy is well-versed in all areas of fundraising and donor development. Her strengths include donor relations, direct mail, nonprofit marketing, board development, and strategic planning.

Sandy obtained her CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) certification in 2003.

Sandy is the author of Fundraising Buffet and co-author of 7 Essential Steps to Raising Money By mail. She has contributed articles to Advancing Philanthropy, Inside Fundraising Success, and Mal Warwick's newsletter. She is the author of the blog Get Fully Funded and and contributes to Step-By-Step Fundraising.

She is an accomplished presenter and an AFP Master Trainer. She teaches regular public training classes covering a variety of fundraising topics. She has led fundraising seminars for America’s Second Harvest, Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Amputee Coalition of America and the Chattanooga Center for Nonprofits.

Sandy is active in the community and has volunteered her time with many community organizations including Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR), Lost Sheep Ministries, and Loudon High School Band Boosters. She is a former Girl Scout Leader and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Loudon County Habitat for Humanity and Horse Haven of Tennessee.

Sandy lives on a small farm in East Tennessee with her husband and two teenage daughters. In her spare time, she likes to quilt, garden, and ride her horse Harley.

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