Sandy Morckel, President
Change Agent for Inspired Philanthropy
An accomplished fundraising veteran, Sandy has assisted not-for-profit organizations in raising nearly $50 million in philanthropic support across the country for a wide variety of causes. Beginning in 1987, Sandy has held leadership positions for respected regional and national not-for-profit organizations. In 1996, Sandy was recruited into the fundraising consulting arena, where she played a key role in elevating the standards of major gift fundraising in a multitude of philanthropic campaigns, ranging from $500,000 - $25 million for more than 20 years.
After serving as Director of Philanthropy for Historic Charleston Foundation, Sandy launched her consulting firm, Solutions for the Greater Good, in 2014 to focus on organizations and important community projects capturing her passion and interest. Sandy specializes in helping nonprofit organizations and community-led initiatives to identify, approach, engage and inspire major donors, along with corporate, foundation and government funding sector to accomplish mutual goals for community impact in the areas about which they are passionate.
Sandy was recognized as a Business First “Forty Under 40” Honoree in Columbus, Ohio in 1999 in recognition for her charitable and civic involvement and professional achievements. A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) since 1991, Sandy is Past President of the AFP Central Ohio Chapter, and currently a member of the AFP Lowcountry Chapter. A Rotarian since 1993, Sandy is Past President of the Rotary Club of Dublin AM and is currently Membership Chair of the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston. She serves as a founding member of the TEDxCharleston Steering Committee, board member of Save More Kids, special advisor to The Sophia Institute and a founding member of the Leadership Team for Social Justice and Racial Equity Collaborative: Transforming from the Inside Out. She is married to Craig Gangloff and lives in Mount Pleasant, SC.
Organizational Structure: Internal assessment, volunteer recruitment, training, board development
Fundraising: Campaign preparation, donor assessment studies, solicitor training, major gift solicitation, corporate sponsorships, special event planning, capital and endowment campaigns
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Frank Sonntag, Partner
An accomplished administrator and fundraiser, Frank Sonntag has been described as a “heavy hitter who can lead any organization while creating a time of extraordinary opportunity.” Frank possesses a broad perspective honed over decades as a leader in the nonprofit arena. In addition to extensive experience as a presenter and producer, his managerial expertise provides a firm foundation for developing and implementing sustainable growth strategies along with the confidence among volunteer leadership and donors vital to building organizational capacity.
Sonntag has held leadership positions for respected arts and social service organizations across the country including New York Foundation for the Arts, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. During his tenure at Dance St. Louis, he was responsible for implementing a revitalization effort that repositioned the organization in the eyes of its community while simultaneously realizing a 50 percent reduction on in inherited operating debt. As Executive Director of the Parsons Dance Company, Frank was responsible for a 300 percent increase in contributed revenue and a 600 percent increase in organizational assets. Most recently he oversaw the final phase of fundraising, construction and operational plan development for the $42M Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts in Minneapolis, among many other notable career accomplishments.
Over the course of his career, Sonntag has been responsible for raising many millions in support of operating and capital projects, including securing seven-figure lead gifts for naming rights, discretionary funds from elected officials, and first-ever endowment support for programs, designated cash reserve funds and debt reduction efforts. He has also served as a panelist for multiple state, national, private and public peer-review funding panel processes.
Sonntag holds a Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He recently relocated from Chicago to Charleston to join Solutions for the Greater Good as a partner. In addition to a passion for cultural endeavors, Sonntag is a classical pianist and harbors life-long interests in the creation of vital cities, urban planning, matters of design and the built environment as well as historic and architectural preservation issues.
Organizational Strategies: Program development and capacity-building initiatives, relationship-building, earned revenue enhancements.
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