Sandy Morckel - President - Change Agent for Inspired Philanthropy
An accomplished fundraising veteran, community advocate and change agent, Sandy Morckel has assisted not-for-profit organizations and public/private partnerships 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, including March of Dimes, Arthritis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Historic Charleston Foundation.
Sandy launched Solutions for the Greater Good in 2014, a consulting firm targeting nonprofit organizations and public/private partnerships to crystallize bold goals and vision and bring them to fruition. She consults nonprofit organizations and community-led initiatives in identifying, approaching, engaging and inspiring individuals, corporations, foundations and government in capital and comprehensive campaigns. Sandy also serves as CEO of In Place Impact Charleston, a business consulting firm launched in 2019 dedicated to creating a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable future through impact economics and inclusive capitalism.
Sandy has been a life-long model for civic engagement. She was recognized in 1991 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 serves as President of the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston during their 100th anniversary year in 2019/2020. She is 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 Racial Equity Collaborative. She is married to Craig Gangloff and lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
President, Solutions for the Greater Good
LinkedIn: @Sandy Morckel • @Solutions for the Greater Good
Frank L. Sonntag - Partner
An accomplished administrator and fundraiser, Frank Sonntag has been described as a “consummate professional 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 arts 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 of 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 75 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.
Partner, Solutions for Greater Good
LinkedIn: @Frank Sonntag
Jessica Boylston - Senior Consultant
An accomplished branding and community impact expert, Jessica spent almost two decades in brand development and brand consulting as the CEO and founder of Ru Concept. She just recently launched an impact branding business called BarnaCo.
Immediately following the Mother Emanuel tragedy in Charleston in 2015, she co-founded Arm In Arm, a nonprofit working on responsible gun ownership in South Carolina, and served as the interim executive director for the first operating year to establish the organization. This initiative led her to getting steeped in the Charleston community and consulting several nonprofits, including as Turning Leaf, Charleston Hope, and Empowered Minds, focusing on fundraising, brand development and public relations, volunteer recruitment, and community awareness.
Additionally, Jessica co-founded Impact360 Summer Success, a summer program that provides academic and enrichment opportunities for 120, K-12 underserved students at the College of Charleston to close the summer learning gap for low-income families. She led a grassroots fundraising campaign that raised $100K in 90 days by having pop-up conversations in homes across Charleston to educate communities about summer slide and the Impact360 solution—and inspired kids, families, communities, and businesses across Charleston to creatively raise funds through their network.
Jessica is also known in the Charleston community for her educational platform called Ideas Into Action. She’s curated and organized over 30 collaborative discussions on various topics to unite the Charleston community with local nonprofits and leaders to increase awareness, involvement and collaboration, and to encourage volunteer and donor support. Ideas Into Action has engaged over 2000 attendees and has featured over 100 organizations in forum discussions ranging from social justice and racial equity, environmental and food justice, re-entry and criminal justice, education, and more. Jessica is deeply passionate about creating an environment for nonprofits to thrive and providing avenues to tell their stories to build capacity and further their missions.
Jessica is on the Social Justice Racial Equity committee and the executive producer of the documentary Overalls and Aprons, and has been featured in several Charleston magazines and newspapers: Charleston City Paper, Charlie Magazine, Post and Courier, and Charleston Magazine.
Jessica lives in the South Carolina Lowcountry and enjoys yoga and the natural beauty of area beaches.
Senior Consultant, Solutions for the Greater Good
Facebook: @Jessica Boylston