Marc Bellanger

Marc Bellanger

Marc Bellanger is vice president of development for the Buzzards Bay Coalition, an environmental nonprofit based in New Bedford, Mass. For the last two years he has led the organization’s fundraising activities, including managing its signature peer-to-peer sporting events. Prior to joining the Buzzards Bay Coalition, Marc had a 15-year career in banking and management consulting. He has a BS from Georgetown University an MBA from Babson College. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Samaritans Inc., a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention.

19 Months and Counting: 5 Critical Success Factors for Development Directors

A recent study indicated that the average development director lasts just 19 months in his or her job. Having just passed the 19-month mark in my first development director job, it seemed like a good milestone to take stock of the factors that helped me find success and satisfaction. So, here are five things I’ve learned, firsthand, that are integral to being a successful development leader...

Beer and the Bay: A Cause Marketing Success Story

Cause marketing has been around for decades, but a clear formula for success is elusive. Often, conflicting goals and differing expectations between nonprofits and their for-profit partners lead to frustration and disappointment. Through an exciting project my organization undertook this year, we learned a few key lessons that can help others launch a successful partnership...