Why we started Opus Advisors
We could talk about the due diligence we undertook, or the evening planning sessions at the local library, but that would miss the essence of why we decided to form Opus Advisors. We came together to align our personal and professional passion with organizations, endeavors and projects that focus efforts on making the world a better place to live. Alignment. Life’s work. That’s why we started Opus Advisors. That’s what motivates us, and that’s why we love what we do.
Prior to joining Opus, Alexandra Urbanowski served as Vice President for Development and Marketing at New Hampshire Public Radio for more than 5 years. At NHPR she managed annual revenues of over $5 million and helped complete NHPR’s $6.5 million capital campaign for a new broadcast facility and tower expansion. She was also instrumental in leading NHPR’s expansion onto digital platforms. Alexandra helped guide NHPR’s successful fund raising and marketing during the challenging volatile time of economic uncertainty and new media expansion.
Alexandra is a strategic thinker with a wide range of skills and extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. She was a critical partner to me in expanding ALFSV’s programs and impact.Before returning to her native state of New Hampshire, Alexandra spent twenty years in San Jose, California where she did fundraising and nonprofit management for a number of arts and community organizations including managing the capital campaign for the $25 million Hammer Theater Center project, serving as chief executive for San Jose Repertory Theater, helping to launch American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley’s Common Good Collaborative Campaign and serving as Chair of the San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau Board. She currently splits her time between homes in Monterey, CA and Manchester, NH. She sits on the board of 7 Stages Shakespeare and has presented at conferences for CONFR, AFP and other professional organizations.
- Ann Skeet, American Leadership Forum - Silicon Valley
Alexandra is an alumna of Smith College and has participated in the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program.
Anne brings over 25 years of experience in nonprofit development and management, specializing in strategic planning, assessments, feasibility studies, campaign counsel and major gift work. She has provided her clients with strategic direction in governance, management, fund development, communications and long range planning.
After serving as VP of Development for California Pacific Medical Center Foundation for ten years, Anne returned to New England in 2000 and joined Phillips Exeter Academy as part of the Major Gift team to launch the largest campaign in the history of secondary education. Anne then worked for Dartmouth College to establish the major gift program in support of the campaign for the Medical School and Medical Center.
Annie made the establishment of a new middle school possible… The school credits its financial viability to Annie’s advice…
- Richard Davis, Heronfield Academy Board
During Anne’s career she has worked with numerous community-based organizations in conservation and human services, and has extensive experience working with the different constituencies involved in fundraising, from campaign volunteers and nonprofit boards and leadership to administrative staffs. Anne has led numerous organizations through strategic planning, focusing on best practices in fundraising, board/committee development, governance and brought clarity, innovation and progressive thinking to the work.
Anne serves on the Board of Trustees of the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire and the Board of Advisors at University of New Hampshire’s Museum of Art. Anne received her B.A. in Communications from Simmons College.