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Nadine Gabai-Botero, founder of Focus Fundraising, has more than 16 years of experience in fundraising and marketing in the Washington, DC region. Nadine works with a range of nonprofits on projects including major gifts initiatives, capital campaign plans, annual fund programs and special events. Prior to her role as consultant, Nadine focused on capital and annual fundraising for Cultural Development Corporation (CuDC), DC’s leading arts-space developer, where she led a $3.5 million capital campaign to renovate the landmark Source Theatre and raised $1 million to establish the Flashpoint arts business incubator. Before joining CuDC, Nadine helped define and implement marketing strategies at Iconixx Web Development and led a community program initiative and managed fundraising efforts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Fundraising Strategies and Implementation
Board Development
Campaign Management
Prospect Research and Annual Giving Plans

Local Education Organization: Development and sustainability strategy
Cultural Development Organization: Capital campaign management
Local Arts Organization: Board development, prospect research, and grant writing

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