Anne de Cossy
Annie made the establishment of a new middle school possible... The school credits its financial viability to Annie's advice...
Anne started her consulting practice after working with Development Guild/DDI as a project-based consultant specializing in strategic planning, assessments, feasibility studies, campaign counsel and major gift work, bringing over 25 years experience in nonprofit development and management. 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.
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 lead numerous organizations through strategic planning, focusing on best practices in fundraising, board/committee development, governance and brought clarity, innovation and progressive thinking.
Anne serves on the Board of Trustees of the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire and is President of the Board at the University of NH Museum of Art. Anne received her B.A. in Communications from Simmons College.
Jamie is a strategic thinker, keen observer, and is creative in how he approaches problems. He also has unique ability to connect with people...
Jamie uses his natural ability to connect with people, his inquisitive nature and creativity to assess clients' needs and create focused plans that are geared towards fulfilling an organization's mission. With a background in building brands like Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin' Robbins, Jamie is an intuitive, strategic thinker.
Jamie managed the development and launch of Coffee Coolatta - currently a $250 million business - and led the $2 billion Baked Goods category as a Brand Manager. As a Field Marketing Manager with Dunkin' Donuts, he managed advertising budgets in excess of $2.5 million and had the highest annual sales increases in the company for six consecutive years.
He joins Opus after serving an interim position at the environmental nonprofit, 1% for the Planet. He currently serves on Board of Trustees for The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH and is an advisor for a donor-advised fund focused on creating opportunity for underserved adolescents.
Together with his wife and children, Jamie has created a grass roots program that provides books and school supplies to schools on the Caribbean island of Dominica. Jamie received a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College.
[Becca's] can-do attitude, combined with all her experience make her a terrific asset for any organization...
Rebecca brings ten years of professional experience to her clients. Her expertise lies in public communications strategies, donor relations, solicitation training, constructing long-range development plans, and designing creative marketing efforts. The majority of her work has been with CCS Fund Raising, aiding unique and diverse nonprofit organizations launch capital and endowment campaigns to raise funds beyond annual needs.
During her career she has acted as a Campaign Director for organizations running campaigns with goals between $1m and $50m, has carried-out numerous Feasibility Studies testing goals between $750,000 and $50m, has conducted several Development Assessments, and served as an interim Director of Major Gifts. Experiences range from working with organizations in the following sectors: arts and culture, religious entities, secondary and higher education, and international aid.
She is currently a member of the Community Campus Child Care (CCCC) Parents Committee, the Portsmouth Zero Waste Committee and is a past Board member of the Portsmouth Historical Society and Development Committee member.
Rebecca is also a competitive runner and triathlete and incorporates her two young daughters in all aspects of her training. She received a M.A. Honors and B.A. in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK.
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.
Prior to joining Opus, Alexandra Urbanowski served as Vice President for Development and Marketing at New Hampshire Public Radio for over 4 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. Under her leadership NHPR launched succesfull major gift and sustaining membership programs.
While at NHPR, Alexandra hired Opus Advisors to support digital branding strategies for New Hampshire Public Media. She has helped guide NHPR's successful fund raising and marketing during a challenging volatile time of economic uncertainty and new media expansion.
Before returning to New Hampshire, Alexandra spent twenty years in San Jose, California where she served as Chief Operating Officer of American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley and as managing director of Silicon Valley's largest professional theater company, the San Jose Repertory Theatre. She was active in the downtown redevelopment of San Jose, directing a major capital campaign and construction project for a new performing arts center and serving on the boards of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, San Jose Rotary Club, and as a mayoral appointee to the San Jose Arts Commission. In New England she has worked with Boston-based Facing History and Ourselves, the Women's Fund of NH and Andy's Summer Playhouse. She has worked with a range of nonprofit organizations on strategic planning, campaign management, Board development, marketing, and general administration and fundraising. She is currently on the Board of CONFR, the Council on Fundraising. Alexandra is an alumna of Smith College