Susan Kahan

Sapphire Fundraising Specialists


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Sapphire Fundraising Specialists
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47 W Division Street, #149
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Working with small and medium size nonprofits and political campaigns, Sapphire Fundraising Specialists is focused on providing personal attention to the needs of each client on where they are today. By assessing goals, operations, and defining what success looks like, we collaboratively develop a plan that is actionable and achievable, and we craft personalized training opportunities for staff and lay leaders to be better fundraisers.
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Custom Fundraising Strategy Planning
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Fundraising Coaching
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  • Board Support (Development, Governance, Retreats, Training)
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Strategic planning

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With more than a decade working in the nonprofit sector, Susan is passionate about the power of philanthropy and helping organizations meet and exceed their goals to fulfill their missions. Based in Chicago, Susan has experience working with major gifts, mid-level donors, planned giving, capital campaigns, and creating and executing on fundraising strategies and events.

Beyond Chicago, Susan has worked in Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Washington DC, and she brings her knowledge and expertise from these special communities to each of her current projects and clients. A relationship builder and people connector, Susan was also involved in grassroots political mobilizations and encouraging citizens to get involved in the political process with their voice and their financial support.

Prior to founding Sapphire Fundraising Specialists, Susan held fundraising and management roles at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Susan graduated from the George Washington University in Washington, DC with a major in Communication and a double minor in Political Science and Business Administration.

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