Talking about money makes many people uncomfortable. But to talk about money in fundraising is to invite people to make a difference and change the world. For me, that’s the joy. I’m Beth Ann Locke – you may know me as @FundraiserBeth – and I've been a fundraiser for 29 years, raising over $75 million dollars in my career. I founded The Fundraiser Coach to help fundraisers and nonprofits build stronger donor relationships, raise more money and amplify their impact. When I joined the front lines of philanthropy, I started with the basics: annual giving, events, and thanking donors for their gifts. I worked my way up to Chief Development Officer and along the way I learned that life-long giving comes from connecting donor values to community impact. As a coach and strategist, I want fundraisers and nonprofits to realize their potential and soar!