Get to know Liz

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Liz Cahn is a fundraising consultant specializing in the non-profit sector, including education, healthcare, religion, arts and culture, and social services.

An innovative problem solver, she provides a tailored approach to fundraising challenges by enhancing the strengths of the client and uncovering opportunities for growth.

Liz delivers high-level strategic thinking, fundraising planning, planned & major giving assessments, training and implementation, interim leadership, and confidential advising.

Her hands-on approach, providing guidance & mentoring along the way, provides the soft skills and tools needed to make your fundraising efforts more organized, more effective, and most of all, more fruitful.

She is both a cheerleader & a confidante to the organizations she serves every day. Her unpretentious approach makes her relatable and a true partner for your team.

Based in the Greater Boston area, Liz provides both in-person and virtual development services for her clients.
My Passion
Non-profits provide some of the most impactful programs and services to their communities. Philanthropy is usually required to fuel these programs, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating. With the right skills and tools in your toolbox, any organization can build the right relationships and systems to be successful.

My goal is to take organizations by the hand and guide them as they navigate the world of fundraising, helping them feel more empowered to make the ask and secure larger, more substantial donations for their efforts.
My Background
A 31-year veteran of fundraising, I have served several institutions, including Phillips Academy, Tufts University, and Concord Academy. I am actively involved in several professional organizations and am a past Board member of the Planned Giving Group of New England and the Friday Forum.

More than three decades of volunteer service have also enhanced my ability to serve my clients better. I’m a founding member of Boston Impact 100 and have volunteered for over 15 different organizations. Local organizations include Project Home Again, the Italian Home for Children, Temple Emanuel of Andover, and North Andover youth sports.  Additionally, I have volunteered for my alma maters, Bowdoin College and Buckingham Browne & Nichols School.