Steve Trautman

Steve has been in fundraising for close to seven years focusing on major giving with experience in planned giving and annual fund development. He served as executive director of development for DePauw University and oversaw the major gifts team. During…

Chad Haney

Chad has nearly 20 years of fundraising experience in major gifts, fund development, and campaigns. He has worked with organizations in the higher education, human services, public media, and healthcare sectors. He believes in using technology to help strengthen fundraising…

Sandy Fite

Sandy Fite serves DickersonBakker as the Director of Consulting Operations, working collaboratively with consultants and team members. Through her role, Sandy continuously seeks to improve the efficiency of how we deliver our services, providing a platform for our consultants to…

Tom Wood, MBA, CFRE

For 35 years, Tom has led development programs at two international ministries, a foundation, and several educational institutions, including 20 years at private schools. He has recruited and trained high-performing development teams that have raised over one billion dollars through…

Rich Cummins, MA, CFRE

  With more than twenty-years of senior leadership and c-suite experience, Rich is a life-long learner who is oriented toward growth and constantly pursues ways to challenge himself, others, and organizations to lead with excellence. As such, he has earned…

Jeff Cathey, CFRE, CFRM

Jeff comes to the firm with nearly 20 years of major gift fundraising and development experience within the non-profit and higher education sectors. He also has a strong retail management and small business ownership background that has shaped his client…

Randy Bronkema

Randy helps leaders of Christian organizations rise to the next level through focused vision and fundraising. He says, “Only the Gospel is going to change culture.” Randy coaches today’s nonprofit leaders to be better and smarter about what they do,…

Jeff Crabtree

Jeff loves getting the opportunity each day to help ministries, whose work revolves around making much of Christ, grow their mission and vision through improved funding. “My passion is helping ministry executive and development leadership identify areas of great opportunity, formulate the plan to make it a reality, and then bring it to fruition.”, he says.

Barbara Bowman

Barbara has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit management and corporate career management, including nine years as the vice-president of advancement for a $46 million global faith-based nonprofit. Prior to that she served ten years with a large…

Shawn Saunders, CFRE, MA, MA

Shawn has more than 15 years experience in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership.  In 2008, he transitioned from a sales career to the non-profit sector to serve as Director of Development at a local Rescue Mission where he had been volunteering…

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