Every month our Board picks a Chamber Member in a random drawing to be featured on our website and social media platforms as a "Member Spotlight"
Interested in being featured? Please complete THIS FORM for a chance to be featured on our website and social media platforms for one full month!
Kerry Watterson is the founder and Head of Global Philanthropy Services for Fundraising Well, an LGBT owned and operated entity staffed by Certified Fundraising Executives.
Fundraising Well helps its clients maximize their impact for good in their community and around the world. It offers a range of meaningful, customized services to nonprofit organizations, fundraising professionals and volunteers, and philanthropists and wealth holders. It has directed over $200,000,000 to noble nonprofits and causes that are creating good in the world.
For nonprofit organizations, Fundraising Well partners with nonprofits to create sophisticated and specific strategies to help them create more positive impact in the world. Its team of experts helps its nonprofit clients find all of the resources they need to make sure they are fundraising well and reaching their full potential. Fundraising Well offers staffing services and interim leadership, team training and retreat facilitation, strategic planning, program development and more.
For fundraising professionals, Fundraising Well helps to build knowledge, skills, confidence and leadership to help fundraising professionals unleash their full potential. It provides coaching and educational services to better equip individuals to make greater positive change in the world.
For philanthropists, Fundraising Well partners with wealth holders and their advisers to help create more meaningful change in the world. From grant making to impact investing, it helps these individuals more effectively use all of the instruments in the philanthropic toolbox to enhance their legacy, lead their family’s inter-generational giving, and discover overwhelming joy through philanthropy.
What services do you provide? How long have you been in business?
Philanthropic Planning & Fundraising services. We’ll celebrate 5 years on November 5, 2020!
Who do you want to work with / Who is your target audience?
We want to work with families and companies who want to create good in the world, and the nonprofits who are creating good in the world.
What separates your business from the competition?
The Fundraising Well team has directed more than $200,000,000 to noble nonprofits and causes that are solving some of society’s toughest problems. We match philanthropists and nonprofits with shared values to maximize their impact for good. Our white glove, custom tailored (every time!) solutions give all of its clients the greatest return on investment possible.
Through our years of experience working with philanthropists and fundraising professionals, we possess a deep understanding of the needs of both parties, and share that knowledge with you. Additionally, our team has spent years shaping public policy and working with state and federal legislators on tax reform and nonprofit compliance, so we help you identify all legislative benefits available to you!
How can other members refer you to your ideal clients/customers?
If your company has a corporate responsibility, philanthropic, or employee giving team, please consider making an introduction. If you work with wealth holders and help them plan for their financial futures, let’s have a conversation and see how I might be able to add value to your services and help your clients invest in our community.
How long have you been a member of the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce?
I joined the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce in February 2020.
Are you a certified LGBT Business Enterprise or are you planning on becoming certified?
YES! We are proud to have been certified in May of 2020!
What do you wish to accomplish (or have you already accomplished) with your membership with the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce?
Because of my early career in New York City, many of my contacts are there, and so most of my work through Fundraising Well has been with clients across the Hudson. My goals for my membership with the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce include providing more impact to my state and community here in NJ, building more relationships within our NJ LGBT community, and seeing what kind of collective change we can create together.
We like to offer our members any specials or deals that come from other members! Do you have any products or services you’d like to exclusively offer or discount for NJ LGBT Chamber Members?
I am pleased to offer a free consultation to all members of the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce who would like to learn more and see how I might be of service to you and your work. Additionally, any member who would like to book services on everything from coaching to planning to team training and facilitation will receive 50% off all products and services for one month following the initial consultation.
Where can we find you online or on Social Media?