Vanessa Chase Lockshin is a consultant specializing in non-profit storytelling, fundraising and communications, author of The Storytelling Non-Profit: A practical guide to telling stories that raise money and awareness, and the creator of immersive online training programs for non-profit professionals. Vanessa's approach goes beyond strategies and tactics to empower non-profit professionals to be the expert their organization needs.
Vanessa has helped clients raise millions of dollars, increase a monthly giving program to over 5,000 donors, improved donor retention rates, create donor stewardship plans, and develop winning digital strategies.
Vanessa’s fundraising career started at The University of British Columbia, her alma mater. Her clients have included: Barnard College, Meals on Wheels Association of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Senior Medicare Patrol, The Dixon Transition Society, Zanesville Museum of Art, Win Without War, and OpenMedia.
In addition to working with clients, Vanessa provides workshops, webinars and conference keynotes. To date, she has trained over 10,000 non-profit professionals. Vanessa has been invited to speak at a number of events and associations including: The Association of Fundraising Professionals; The Council for Advancement and Support of Education; The Association of Donor Relations Professionals; BBcon; Mid-Valley Development Professionals; and many more. Find out more about Vanessa's speaking and workshop services here.
Vanessa is an award-winning entrepreneur, avid reader, and resident of Vancouver, Canada.