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Mission Centered Fundraising

Mission Centered Fundraising (MCF) is a 3-part process in which Donors understand the mission services, have meaningful experiences as giving-partners with the Organization, and renew their annual support.  The Fundraiser leads the giving community in experiences that provide reciprocity by engaging Donors with the benefits of the mission.




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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