pronouns: she, her, hers
Victoria has a noteworthy track record of guiding nonprofits through the leadership, culture, and practice experiences that position philanthropy and fundraising teams to move missions and achieve big goals.
Spending half of her career on the staff of academic medicine, healthcare, and social justice nonprofits and half as a senior consulting leader at Development Guild, Victoria has well earned the title “motivator in chief.” From launching first-time fundraising practices to guiding and closing campaigns with goals in the hundreds of millions, she has honed the art and science of how institutions need to rally to create philanthropic success. Victoria deeply believes that this success is at the intersection of vision, taking risks, thinking bold, crafting practice that is part creativity and part precision process, using evidence as your guide, and of course delivering on a smart business plan.
Victoria began her career at Boston Children’s Hospital where she engaged and led Corporate and Foundation Relations and Individual Major Gifts. She went on to be Campaign Director and then Senior Vice President for a complex community health organization. Development Guild was fortunate to have Victoria on staff for many years while she led our Fundraising and Campaign Practice and played a senior role in the firm most recently as President. Her clients have ranged from complex academic medical centers to cutting-edge arts organizations; from colleges and universities to nonprofits committed to social justice. Today, Victoria is Chief Development Officer at Mass Audubon Society where she is guiding the fundraising team to work in a new organizational structure and therefore new fundraising practices.
In her Of Counsel role, Victoria is available to offer strategy and advice to clients who are pivoting their fundraising programs or navigating unchartered waters.