experience  generosity and
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 Turn Donors into Partners to Create Meaningful Experiences that Inspire Renewals.


Mission Centered Fundraising




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A Series of Six Sessions for Fundraisers to Transform Donor Relationships.
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Penny Harris, ACC, GCC 

Hi and welcome, I am a fundraising coach and creator of Renewable Philanthropy. I partner with Chief Development Officers and CEOs in a thoughtful and creative process that inspires them to maximize their professional potential managing fundraising programs.

This is achieved with the Mission Centered Fundraising System, that I developed.  With more than 30 years of leadership and fundraising experience at the local, state, and national levels, serving on boards, as staff director, consultant and coach, I discovered how focusing on money, as the end goal, provided no real connection or reciprocity for donors.



I valued my work with Penny because her approach to philanthropy is about genuine connection of donors to the cause of the organization. Her insight and observations were an important resource to me as we move our fundraising from transactional to interactional. As a result, we are more successful, but, more importantly, we are more true to our mission.
— Helen L. Breña, Chief Executive Officer | YMCA OF SOUTHERN MAINE
Penny worked with me over several months as a coach and thought partner. She is extraordinary. Her years of experience in the field of philanthropy allowed her to support the development of my thinking to create a philanthropic program for the Gestalt International Study Center….not an easy thing to create. I deeply appreciate her boundless energy, thoughtful questions and encouragement.
— Mary Anne Walk Former Executive Director | Gestalt International Study Center
I admire Penny’s ability to listen, to synthesize and to create clarity and a sense of direction in complicated situations laden with tricky interpersonal dynamics. She brings an admirable enthusiasm and passion to her work.”
— Albert K. Webster | Former CEO, New York Philharmonic and planning consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts
It has been a pleasure getting to know and work with Penny over the past couple of months. She is thoughtful, energetic, and passionate about fundraising. She understands how difficult it can be for small non profits, especially in Maine. I value her perspective and know she will be an asset to our organization.
— Erin Krumpe | Development Coordinator
Penny is a joy to work with. Her passion for creating mission-centered, relationship-driven, meaningful fundraising is inspiring. Penny has been a great mentor to me—helping me to better my fundraising career by encouraging me to think about what is at the core of philanthropy: rewarding donor experiences and genuine relationships. Thank you, Penny!
— Sophia Mackenzie | Fundraising and Communications Professional
Penny was an absolute pleasure to work with. She presented at our conference and really took the time beforehand to research our organization and customize the presentation to fit our needs. Her valuable insight gave our attendees the takeaways they needed to improve their fundraising capacity and to build relationships with their donors. Her passion and positive attitude are a perfect compliment to such an informative presentation. Thank you, Penny!
— Lauren Smith | Director of Network Relations, Kids In Need Foundation