Hannah F. Berger, MPA
Trainer, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy
A seasoned professional fundraiser, Ms. Berger brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to clients throughout the western United States. As a Senior Consultant with Fitz Non-Profit Consulting, she guides clients through major campaigns, board recruitment and development, foundation and corporate relations and international fundraising. Ms. Berger’s wealth of knowledge is essential to building a solid foundation for successful and strategic fundraising programs.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Ms. Berger held senior management positions with the New Children’s Museum in San Diego, the Herbalife Family Foundation in Los Angeles and a national nonprofit, the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. As Director of Development at the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, Ms. Berger increased the organization’s major giving program from $1 million to $5 million in just 2 1⁄2 years. She is skilled at building authentic relationships with donors and matching the donor’s intent with the organization’s biggest funding needs.
Ms. Berger holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Non-profit sector management from California State University, Northridge, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Ms. Berger has been a feature instructor and presenter at conferences in California and Washington, DC and an adjunct professor and trainer for The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University.
Born and raised in California, Hannah is a lover of sunshine, beaches, yoga, wine and dogs. She is a firm believer in the transformative power of philanthropy and attempts to “walk the talk” every day through community service.