Level Up

Your Fundraising Authority

Empowering Development Professionals

To Raise More Money Without Years of Trial And Error

Level Up

Your Fundraising Authority

Empowering Development Professionals

To Raise More Money Without Years of Trial And Error

Philanthropy Is Changing Fast

Development Needs to Evolve Faster

The top 5% of your portfolio– the loyalty donors– won’t be replenished by the standard approach to donor acquisition. Younger Baby Boomers, affluent GenXers, and socially conscious Millennials want to engage differently than their predecessors.


Profitable Portfolios and successful careers are at risk if we stick to the same-old-same-old approach to professional growth.

Learn new skills when you need them.

Not when the next expensive conference rolls around.


Level up efficiently.

Don't go to countless webinars for "that one takeaway."


Get coaching on-the-spot.

The mentors are few and far between these days--they're maxed.




Accelerate your growth with a fundraising leader who is completely invested in YOU.

Philanthropy Is Changing Fast

Development Needs to Evolve Faster

The top 5% of your portfolio–

the loyalty donors– won’t be

replenished by the standard

approach to donor acquisition.

Younger Baby Boomers,

affluent GenXers, and

socially conscious Millennials

want to engage differently

than their predecessors.

Profitable Portfolios and successful careers are at risk if we stick to the same-old-same-old approach to professional growth.

Learn new skills when you need them.

Not when the next expensive conference rolls around.

Level up efficiently.

Don't go to countless webinars for "that one takeaway."

Get coaching on-the-spot.

The mentors are few and far between these days--they're maxed.



Accelerate your growth with a fundraising leader who is completely invested in YOU.

Take the Guesswork Out of Fundraising

Great fundraising careers and profitable donor portfolios need a powerhouse mindset and superior skill set.


The Empowered Fundraiser offers a framework that focuses on YOU— the fundraiser--so you can lead our industry into the future.


Take the guesswork out of fundraising. We don't have time to waste.

Take the Guesswork Out of Fundraising

Great fundraising careers and profitable donor portfolios need a powerhouse mindset and superior skill set.


The Empowered Fundraiser offers a framework that focuses on YOU— the fundraiser--so you can lead our industry into the future.


Take the guesswork out of fundraising. We don't have time to waste.

Take the Guesswork Out of Fundraising

Great fundraising careers and profitable donor portfolios need a powerhouse mindset

and superior skill set.

The Empowered Fundraiser offers a framework that focuses on YOU— the fundraiser--so you can lead our industry into the future.

Take the guesswork out of fundraising. 

We don't have time to waste.

Mindset Mastery

Understand psychology to play to your

(and your donors') strengths.

Superior Skills

Learn contemporary systems and tools to supercharge your cultivation.

Leadership at all Levels

Improve collaboration across organizations, cultures, and pay grades.

Are you ready to level up your fundraising authority?

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Are you ready to level up your fundraising authority?

Join My Free Newsletter, #FundraisingNOW

Master Your Mindset

Grow Your Skill Set

Lead At Any Level

"I created the Empowered Fundraiser™ so that donors, nonprofits, and beneficiaries can work together ON COMMON GROUND to deliver on the promise of a better world through philanthropy.

I center the fundraiser because we have so much power and authority within the nonprofit landscape, but we're limited by old-school tools and scarcity culture.

Powerhouse fundraisers who have mastered their mindset and developed a superior skill set can lead from any level, across organizations, cultures, and pay grades. My goal is to develop leaders who will pave the way for the future of our industry. "

Shift Your Mindset

Master Your Mindset

Grow Your Skill Set

Lead At Any Level

"I created the Empowered Fundraiser™ so

donors, nonprofits, and beneficiaries can work

together ON COMMON GROUND to deliver on the promise of a better world through philanthropy.


I center the fundraiser because we have so much power and authority within the nonprofit landscape, but we're limited by old-school tools and scarcity culture.


Powerhouse fundraisers who have mastered their mindset and developed a superior skill set can lead from any level, across organizations, cultures, and pay grades. My goal is to develop leaders who will pave the way for the future of our industry. "

What You’ll Learn In Working With Anne:

  • Engage Donors At Scale With Ease

  • Qualify Donors Efficiently and Accurately

  • Partner With Donors as a Trusted Advisor

  • Skip the Cultivation Ad Nauseum

  • Retain Donors Without Perpetual Stewardship

  • Retain Donors Without Perpetual Stewardship

  • Seize a Successful Career


What You'll Learn With Anne


Engage Donors At Scale With Ease

Qualify Donors Efficiently and Accurately

Partner With Donors as a Trusted Advisor

Skip the Cultivation Ad Nauseum

Retain Donors Without Perpetual Stewardship

Retain Donors Without Perpetual Stewardship

Seize a Successful Career

Prepare for A Successful Solicitation

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Is My Donor Ready For A Gift Conversation?

25 Years & 10,000 Donor Conversations = The Best Questions To Ask

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DO THIS:


  • Ask The Donor
  • Be More Curious
  • Check For Understanding
  • Respect Boundaries

NOT THIS:


  • Guess
  • Phone a Friend
  • Ruminate
  • Scour Your CRM for Clues

Prepare for A Successful Solicitation

With This Digital Download

Is My Donor Ready For A Gift Conversation?

25 Years & 10,000 Donor Conversations = The Best Questions To Ask

DO THIS:

* Ask The Donor

* Be More Curious

* Check For Understanding

* Respect Boundaries

Enter Your Email Here:


NOT THIS:

* Guess

* Phone a Friend

* Ruminate

* Scour Your CRM for Clues

Anne Murphy is on the leading edge of

professional development in higher education

fundraising.

With more than 25 years of experience and success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars, Anne is known for her contemporary best practices in fundraising.....and asking hard questions about the "way we've always done it(#sorrynotsorry). She is known as gifted fundraiser and ride-or-die development colleague.

Anne created the Empowered Fundraiser during the aftermath of the Trump Administration in the midst of a global pandemic, racial reckoning, record numbers of male leaders held accountable for their actions, a war, mass shootings, overturning Roe v. Wade, and attempting to support her own mental health--in other words, during a bona fide dumpster fire.

Research into her role as a white, cis-gendered woman in the U.S. then led to many hours in the backcountry of Oregon, Washington, and Utah reflecting, learning and recommitting to making a positive difference.

As Maya Angelou said, "Do the best you can until you know better. When you know better, do better."

Anne realized that through her work in the nonprofit sector, she'd perpetuated systemic racism through enthusiastic implementation of "best practices"--outdated approaches that exacerbate the power imbalance of fundraiser, donor, nonprofit relationships.

That led to her developing a company to support fundraisers navigating power imbalances, systemic racism, and unproductive self-doubt. Her goal is to encourage the next generation of fundraisers (and open-minded cagey veterans) to grow an inclusive and effective mindset, skillset, and ability to lead.

Anne Murphy is on the leading edge of professional development in higher education fundraising.

With more than 25 years of experience and success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars, Anne is known for her contemporary best practices in fundraising.....and asking hard questions about the "way we've always done it(#sorrynotsorry). She is known as gifted fundraiser and ride-or-die development colleague.

Anne created the Empowered Fundraiser during the aftermath of the Trump Administration in the midst of a global pandemic, racial reckoning, record numbers of male leaders held accountable for their actions, a war, mass shootings, overturning Roe v. Wade, and attempting to support her own mental health--in other words, during a bona fide dumpster fire.

Research into her role as a white, cis-gendered woman in the U.S. then led to many hours in the backcountry of Oregon, Washington, and Utah reflecting, learning and recommitting to making a positive difference.

As Maya Angelou said, "Do the best you can until you know better. When you know better, do better."

Anne realized that through her work in the nonprofit sector, she'd perpetuated systemic racism through enthusiastic implementation of "best practices"--outdated approaches that exacerbate the power imbalance of fundraiser, donor, nonprofit relationships.

That led to her developing a company to support fundraisers navigating power imbalances, systemic racism, and unproductive self-doubt. Her goal is to encourage the next generation of fundraisers (and open-minded cagey veterans) to grow an inclusive and effective mindset, skillset, and ability to lead.

Learn With Anne

To Accelerate Your Advancement

Anne Murphy offers a range of workshops, courses, coaching, and resources to transform emerging and established development officers into powerhouse fundraisers and leaders. Audiences and students love her powerful principles and innovative approaches for more effective donor acquisition, cultivation, solicitation and retention.

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Learn With Anne

To Accelerate Your Advancement

Anne Murphy offers a range of workshops, courses, coaching, and resources to transform emerging and established development officers into powerhouse fundraisers and leaders. Audiences and students love her powerful principles and innovative approaches for more effective donor acquisition, cultivation, solicitation and retention.

Work With Me:

Successful Fundraisers

And What They’re Saying About Working With Anne Murphy

“Anne has had a huge impact on my life. Her professionalism demonstrates her leadership as a fundraiser. She inspires me daily to be the best fundraiser that I know I can be.”


- Kelsey

“Anne is deeply invested in other people’s success. I’ve seen firsthand how Anne helps development professionals grow their career path. Anne is a gifted strategic fundraiser and leader.”


- Brian

Successful Fundraisers

And What They’re Saying About Working With Anne Murphy

“Anne has had a huge impact on my life. Her professionalism demonstrates her leadership as a fundraiser. She inspires me daily to be the best fundraiser that I know I can be.”

- Kelsey

“Anne is deeply invested in other people’s success. I’ve seen firsthand how Anne helps development professionals grow their career path. Anne is a gifted strategic fundraiser and leader.”

- Brian

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