Firm : Margaret M. Holman

Margaret M. Holman portrait Margaret M. Holman is President of Holman Consulting, Inc. a full-service fund-raising consulting firm she founded in New York City in 1991. Until November 1997, she was also a senior consultant in the Northeast region for The Sharpe Group, a planned giving company located in Memphis, TN.

Ms. Holman served as Senior Vice President for Development and Communications at America’s first and largest humane society, The ASPCA. She has also held senior fundraising management positions at a variety of arts, health and educational institutions throughout the country.

Ms. Holman has published numerous articles on planned giving and non-profit management, lectures widely, and has served as faculty for several institutes, conferences and seminars, including the National Committee on Planned Giving Conference, the European Association for Planned Giving, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the International Conference for Fundraising Managers in Birmingham, UK.

She is a past president of the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York, was president of Women in Development in New York, and served on the Greater New York Chapter of AFP Board. She chaired America’s largest one-day conference on philanthropy, Fund Raising Day in New York, in 1999 and 2000. She is also a former advisor to the European Association of Planned Giving.

Ms. Holman is on the Board of Directors for the University of Nebraska Foundation and sits on the Foundation’s Planned Gift Advisory Committee.

Margaret is a member of the adjunct faculty at the New York University George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising and is the co-author of “The Complete Guide to Careers in Fund Raising” (Kendall/Hunt Publishers) and “Major Gift Fundraising” (Directory of Social Change Publishers, London, England).

Margaret M. Holman has co-authored two books, Major Donor Fundraising, a Directory of Social Change and The Complete Guide to Careers in Fund Raising.

Major Donor Fundraising

book: Major Donor Fundraising
“The book is worth its weight in gold (perhaps literally). The practical tools are easy to use and give just the right balance of science and art to the challenge of fundraising… At last there is something for everyone.”
— Alistair Lomax
Executive Director
UNIAID, The Students’ Charity

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