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Work With People Who
Know Maine Nonprofits

We have the expertise you need to
strengthen your fundraising program.

Work With People Who
Know Maine Nonprofits

We have the expertise you need to
strengthen your fundraising program.

Ovation Fundraising Counsel provides professional fundraising expertise to nonprofits throughout Maine. We have worked with a broad range of nonprofits including, educational institutions, arts organizations, healthcare, human service agencies, libraries, community associations, land trusts, and environmental groups. We know Maine and its communities. We are a small firm that prides itself on being responsive to clients. We have the knowledge and experience to provide the fundraising help you need. We partner with colleagues and other consultants as necessary to provide a scope of services, beyond fundraising, that clients may be looking for. Our professional relationships afford clients access to services like advice on fundraising software, board governance, strategic planning, and marketing and communications. We have worked as nonprofit development professionals ourselves. We understand the stress of meeting annual fundraising goals. We have worked with Boards of Directors and countless volunteers to raise funds for organizations. We have been the chief fundraising staff member for a capital campaign. We know the challenges of multi-tasking. We have a lot of passion for this work and want you to enjoy fundraising as much as we do. We know that no two organizations are alike. Many internal and external factors impact success in fundraising. We work closely with our clients to tailor services specifically to their needs to position them for long-term success. How to begin? Contact us to discuss your fundraising needs. An initial consultation is free of charge.

Lisa Jepson Wahlstrom, CFRE

Lisa Jepson Wahlstrom, CFRE, has 30 years of expertise in fund development. A native of Maine and graduate of Bates College, her professional experience includes annual fund programs, capital campaigns, development assessments, fundraising planning studies, donor stewardship, volunteer recruitment, training, management, community relations, special events, grant writing, and corporate sponsorships. As a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Lisa subscribes to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles, Standards of Professional Practice, and Donor Bill of Rights. She is a frequent presenter at fundraising workshops, a member of several professional organizations, and a community volunteer.

Memberships & Volunteerism

Association of Fundraising Professionals

  •  Past Board Member AFP-NNE
  •  AFP-NNE Conference Planning Committee

Maine Planned Giving Council

  •  Past President
  •  Past Chair of Leave a Legacy™

Good Samaritan Agency

  •  Board of Directors
  •  Chair, Fund Development Committee

Maine Philanthropy Center

  • Member

Maine Association of Nonprofits

  • Member

Rotary Club of Bangor Breakfast

  •  Past President
  •  Paul Harris Fellow

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

  •  Past President, Board of Directors
  •  Member of Development Committee

Redeemer Lutheran Church

  •  Stewardship Team

High Praise From Our Clients

Contact us to learn more about the expertise & energy Ovation Fundraising Counsel
can bring to your fundraising program.

We do more than advise.
We work with you.

Helping Nonprofits Fulfill their Mission

We do more than advise.
We work with you.

Helping Nonprofits Fulfill their Mission