Mary Gene Clavin, Founder and Director


With nearly two decades of experience as an advancement professional, search consultant, coach and nonprofit board member, Mary Gene Clavin understands the obstacles and organizational dynamics facing non-profit leaders and believes that successful fundraising outcomes rely on motivated, committed and effective team members at multiple levels.

Mary Gene's track record includes a strong history of influencing department aptitude and developing team members that are agile, resilient and positioned to thrive in all environments.

”Through a comprehensive assessment and honest exchange of ideas, we focus on the unique opportunity facing every client," comments Mary Gene, adding, "From there we take a nimble and mission-centered approach to strategically recruiting and developing high-achieving teams. The magic happens in the results: bringing people together who work as a team to advance a transformative mission."


The Team

“You will not be disappointed in her attention, approach and advice!”

“As a career coach, Mary Gene is compassionate and an excellent listener. Her practical and actionable guidance, coupled with deep industry expertise, helped me successfully navigate a difficult career transition. I highly recommend Mary Gene as a coach and a mentor, especially if you are mid career, in a new position, or simply need to fine tune your leadership skills.”

— Lisa C. Former AVP Higher Education Practice Leader