I am Ann Louden, Founder and CEO of Ann Louden Strategy & Consulting.
My business is advising nonprofits how to gain support and
widen circles of influence through connection leadership.
Do you want to attract more donors and engage your current supporters?
Are you unsure how your development team should pivot post-pandemic?
Is your volunteer board uninvested in making compelling asks?
If you answered YES to any of these questions,
then I want to help you.
I am Ann Louden, a fundraising and leadership consultant with more than three decades of experience,
I work with established nonprofits around the country to grow philanthropy support and build intentional connections with donors and volunteers.
My experience leading and recruiting boards, making major gift asks, running campaigns, staging complicated events, and training staff make me a one stop shop!
Together we can solve them!
Are You a Connector?
You've known highly successful and visible leaders. Yet, were they inaccessible? Not willing to invest in those who weren't at their level? Unlikely to share information?
For leaders to empower, inspire and motivate, they must invest in others. The best leaders are connectors. Philanthropy and connection go together!
Sign up HERE to learn how connectors think!
Your privacy is important to me, and I promise not to share your information with third parties.
"A lot of people don't know
what to do to connect. Ann is a master connector. I am really glad she is writing a book on how to be a connector- important skills
we all need to learn.
I don't use this expression often: it's a "class act". Ann is a "class act". Everything she does is with such grace, beauty, and excellence.
She is worth knowing and following, and deserves every good thing said about her."
Jack Canfield -- California
Co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul® Series and Author The Success Principles™
"Ann answers questions you didn’t even know you had. She is a cheerleader with valedictorian brains, a fundraiser with board member insights, and a friend with mentor instincts. She’s funny, she’s fresh, she’s energetic, she’s wise. She’s the tonic you need after and during a crisis. She not only knows how to read people, she also makes every single one feel cared for. Ann’s got a young soul with old soul insights."
Tim Federle -- New York
Author, Theater Librettist, Screenwriter, Showrunner-
Disney's High School Musical Series
"Ann’s calling card is her personality: unpretentious, kind, courteous, powerful, generous, imaginative and curious. In her work, she is discerning, tireless and practical. She has a sophisticated world view and yet is totally comfortable in all circles. The best compliment I can give Ann is that she is both real and good… as a person, absolutely, and in all that she does, without equivocation."
Breast Cancer Survivor,
Business Leader, Community Activist
Amy Spence -- Texas
"I have had the good fortune to see Ann in action as the world’s best connector. She is fearless in building relationships. And she is always teaching; it's her nature because serving is very
important to her.
Ann's passion, energy, and vision always make big things happen. Everyone who knows Ann appreciates her commitment to leadership. She has unstoppable talent and great spirit."
Michael Stallard -- Connecticut
Co-Founder and President, Connection Culture Group, Author, Keynote Speaker