Meet Jen

Jen BooherJennifer Booher is a consultant with NorthSky Nonprofit Network. A graduate of Michigan State University with a dual major in Marketing and Advertising, Jen is facilitating the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes’ study of the feasibility of funding the long-range plans.

Jennifer has more than 12 years of experience in fund development and marketing. Throughout her career she has been recognized for her skills in creating and presenting both formal and informal presentations as well as her ability to initiate, strengthen, and steward relationships. As a professional consultant, Jennifer has served organizations in areas such as fund development (focusing on donor relations), strategic planning, leadership coaching (staff and board level), board development, and grant writing (public and private foundations).

She has represented national and international clients such as Saab Cars USA, Saturn Corporation, and Ford Motor Company through various marketing efforts. Through managing cause-related marketing programs for clients, she grew an interest in and desire for working with nonprofit organizations directly to advance their missions.

Jennifer has worked as Sponsorship Manager for the Detroit Zoological Society where she developed a formal sponsorship process which led to great success in securing major sponsorships and forging long-term relationships with individual and corporate donor. She was the first Fund Development Director for Camp Daggett, a traditional summer camp and year-round adventure education center in Petoskey, Michigan, where she strengthened the organization’s infrastructure to effectively support fund development effort,including developing and implementing a fund development plan and managing annual campaign, major gifts and grant programs centered on relationship-based fundraising efforts, as well as board development, event planning and management, and volunteer management.

Jennifer has enthusiasm and affinity for relationship-based fundraising. As a consultant, she has been extremely successful in working with nonprofits to establish strong fund development management. Her approach to advancing these organizations toward achieving long-term sustainability focuses on strengthening relationships with current donors, building relationships with new and potential donors, and stewardship of these valuable relationships. Jennifer has worked with individuals with many diverse backgrounds and personalities ranging from Executive Directors of sophisticated, national organizations to first-time board members of grassroots, start-up organizations in areas such as strategic planning and organizational management. Her approach is to provide guidance in assisting them in achieving their full potential by focusing on their strengths and helping them identify opportunities for growth.

The leadership of the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes is excited to be working with Jennifer Booher to advance our long-range planning and development.