Stephanie Cory, a consultant to nonprofit organizations, has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector since 2003. She has served as an executive director for a health advocacy organization as well as held development and program management roles for nonprofit organizations serving seniors and people with disabilities. She has also consulted for a variety of educational and arts organizations. Stephanie is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova University's College of Professional Studies where she teaches a variety of fundraising topics.

Stephanie has been a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2008 and received her designation as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from the American College in 2007. A graduate of the Association of Fundraising Professional's (AFP) Faculty Training Academy, she has been an AFP Master Trainer since 2010. Stephanie is a Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource and a licensed consultant through the Standards for Excellence® Institute. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern California.

Stephanie's commitment to the nonprofit sector extends to volunteer service. Her positions as a board member have included officer roles for AFP - Greater Philadelphia Chapter; district representative on AFP's international board of directors; an officer role for AFP - Brandywine Chapter; board member for Old Brandywine Village, Inc.; an officer role for the Forum of Executive Women - Delaware; treasurer of the Christmas Shop Foundation; and president of the Junior League of Wilmington. Stephanie also donates time to Canine Partners for Life, the Wilmington Flower Market, and the Wilmington Senior Center.

Stephanie is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of fundraising and governance topics. She has been a featured author in Advancing Philanthropy and Fundraising Success magazines, and is a CharityChannel contributor. Her writing covers succession planning and executive searches, development career planning, fundraising for membership organizations, strategic planning, and development planning for the small shop. Stephanie speaks regularly to local AFP chapters and has presented at AFP's International Fundraising Conference. 

Stephanie offers nonprofit consulting services through the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA), the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Consultant Collaborative, and directly to organizations.

Learn more about Stephanie on LinkedIn.

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