I’m Mary and I help charities raise more money so they can focus on what really matters!
I offer my professional expertise to help you take your mission to the next level. I’ve helped thousands of individuals and organizations create a strategy that gets real results without burnout.
You’ll benefit from my 20+ years of professional experience. I’ve raised millions of dollars through my work as the development director of the American Cancer Society, the ALS Association and Special Olympics. Now I teach and train individuals and organizations around the world. I also host the Fundraising Freedom Podcast with Mary Valloni, a show dedicated to educating, encouraging and empowering fundraisers to raise more funds and have more freedom. I’m also the co-host of the Fully Funded Podcast for ministry leaders looking to fully fund their personal support.
Born and raised in North Dakota, I grew up in a large family (the youngest of seven kids!) and I learned quickly the value of working hard and being creative to raise funds for the organizations and activities I was a part of. I raised funds to participate and travel with my club soccer team, school conferences and competitions, and mission trips.
While I didn’t end up a professional soccer player or a career missionary, the skills I learned selling candy bars and writing support letters have been integral in how I help individuals and organizations launch new, results-driven fundraising campaigns today.
The Dream Began. After completing my freshman year of college at the University of North Dakota, I accepted an adventurous internship selling T-Shirts in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts and just a few months later moved to Missouri to get my Bachelors degree in Organizational Communication at Missouri State University with a minor in Religious Studies. My senior year of college, I took an internship with my college ministry overseeing their fundraising efforts and I raised my own personal support. It was then that I realized how much I loved fundraising!
Development Director to Consultant. I had the incredible honor of leading the fundraising efforts for some of the largest and most well-respected charitable organizations in the U.S. from 2001 – 2014 (American Cancer Society, ALS Association, and Special Olympics!). Those years were transformational not only for me, but for the organizations I worked with, as we increased revenue by tens of millions of dollars!
The summer of 2013, while working for the American Cancer Society, my life drastically changed when I lost my dad to cancer. For the first time I was faced with the possibility that my days could be numbered too. That next year, I resigned from my full-time fundraising career to start my entrepreneurial journey as a fundraising consultant.
In 2014, Mary Valloni Consulting was born and has resulted in tens of thousands of lives being impacted through my work as a fundraising coach, my #1 Amazon Best Selling and award-winning book, Fundraising Freedom, and my top 10 iTunes podcast on fundraising, Fundraising Freedom Podcast.
Today, my clients are running multi-million dollar campaigns and are not holding back due to lack of resources or know-how as I walk with them every step of the way.
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