Tammy Zonker

Tammy Zonker

Tammy Zonker has been recognized as one of America’s Top 20 Fundraising Experts. She’s an inspiring international speaker on the topic of transformational philanthropy and an AFP Certified Master Trainer. Over the past 20 years, she has trained, coached and led nonprofit teams to raise more than a $500 million including a single gift of $27.1M. Tammy moved to Detroit in 2008 determined to successfully raise money in the most challenging economy in the U.S., and has turned those experiences into strategies, tools and processes for skyrocketing fundraising results in any economy. When not speaking at conferences or fundraising, she’s training her online membership community of Fundraising Transformers, or leading fundraising masterclasses, training intensives, and private workshops and retreats.

You Are Champions of Hope

Keeping hope alive describes what the nonprofit sector is about. Humanitarian relief to Ukrainian refugees and in-country citizens has been extraordinary. We see hope alive in the surge in charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations.

The Summer of Major Gifts

Is the summer season of vacation home getaways to the lake, mountain, vineyard or coast making face time with your major donors elusive? As the saying goes, “If you can’t beat them, join them.” Yes, join them on vacation!...

The 5 Donor Love Languages

If love is the answer, what was the question? It seems the question on our minds these days is, "How do I raise more money" or "How do I retain my current donors and get them to give more?"...