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ABOUT

Our Enterprising Approach

Donor Boom, a San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide

 strategic fundraising consulting firm, partners with nonprofit clients

to unleash their growth potential.

Using a data-driven analytical approach and strategic savvy,

Donor Boom helps its clients lead with a strong revenue-generating plan that prioritizes and focuses its resources.

We'll even help you launch it.

The end result? Donor Boom ignites donor generosity that drives sustainable, long-term growth.

Fundraising Geyser
Meet the Team

Meet the Team

With an enterprising spirit, Donor Boom's team partners with nonprofits who are changing their communities for the better but feel under-resourced in development.
We build your roadmap for growth and then get you underway!

Sari McConnell

Founder, Principal Consultant

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Founder Sari McConnell, CFRE, MBA, brings over 25 years of diverse nonprofit and for-profit experience, with a long track record of getting great results. After Hallmark Cards, Clorox, Leapfrog, and Conformer Products (co-founder), Sari pivoted her energy towards mission-driven organizations leading two nonprofit organizations to unprecedented revenue growth and ultimately founding Donor Boom in 2021. She is a graduate of Northwestern University (BA) and the Kellogg School of Management (MBA) and a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), the only accredited certification in the nonprofit field. Sari is also the 2023 recipient of the H. Jay Burns Award for exceptional volunteer service in her public school district. 

Kit Fitzgerald Writing

Kit Fitzgerald

 Content Developer

Kit Fitzgerald is a life-long writer who is passionate about crafting compelling stories that bring a nonprofit’s mission to life and ignites donor generosity. After years of working with nonprofits, PR agencies, and media companies, this University of Iowa graduate has mastered the art of connecting clients with their audiences in  to help them more deeply engage their donors and strengthen their donor outreach efforts. Above all, Kit is excited to channel her skills into serving Donor Boom’s clients and their missions.

Mariah Goncharoff

Mariah Goncharoff

Development Analyst

Mariah Goncharoff is a nonprofit development professional with over seven years of experience helping nonprofits achieve their fundraising goals. An Evergreen State grad, Mariah has supported organizations large and small on strategy development, donor engagement, data analytics, board building and more. She gets a big charge out of bringing a client's growth story to life through data analysis and creating that 'light bulb' moment for Donor Boom clients. 

Madell Hipolito

Madell Hipolito is a skilled service-oriented professional who excels in streamlining the client experience, resolving problems, and driving overall operational improvement. She joined Donor Boom after graduating from San Francisco State to further her strong interest in helping others, tackling new challenges and opportunities, and completing projects efficiently.

Madell Hipolito

Operations Specialist

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Isabelle Rogers

Grant Research Associate 

Isabelle Rogers brings a strong background of academic research, writing, and curriculum development experience to the table. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara currently pursuing her master's degree in Museum Studies from the University of San Francisco, Isabelle also has experience in teaching, youth development, and nonprofit management, most recently at the San Francisco Zoo. Isabelle uses her practiced eye, strong project management skills, and commitment to the nonprofit sector to find winnable grant opportunities for Donor Boom clients.

Donor Boom also works regularly with three grant-writing veterans who have various areas of specialization to suit all our clients’ needs.

We love our clients, and we are grateful that they love us back.
It is an absolute privilege to help these nonprofits advance their mission. 

"People who give are rewarded, not monetarily, but because their involvement represents an expression beyond themselves."

Donor Boom Happy Clients

Hank Rosso

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