July, 29 2009 — Foundation Source, the nation’s leading provider of support services for private foundations, today announced that two senior executives have joined the leadership team of Foundation Source Advisors. Martha Campbell, based in Oakland CA, has been named Philanthropic Director, Western Region, and will work primarily with the company’s West Coast clients. Robert Burakoff, based in Arlington MA, has been named Senior Advisor, and will oversee Foundation Source’s consulting services nationwide and serve as a philanthropic resource for the company’s East Coast clients. They join a team that includes Sharon Schneider, Philanthropic Director, Central Region, and Page Snow, Foundation Source Chief Philanthropic Officer and President of Foundation Source Advisors, who is based in Fairfield, CT.

Through the end of the year, we’ll be running a “Meet Our Advisors” feature as a way to introduce readers to the members of our Editorial Advisory Board. This week, meet Clint O’Brien, vice president of business development at Care2, a social-network Web site that aims to help people make the world a better place by connecting them with individuals, organizations and responsible businesses making an impact. In this role, O’Brien works with more than 350 leading nonprofit organizations that choose Care2 as their preferred outlet for publicizing their causes, as well as recruiting new members, donors and advocacy supporters. Grew up in:

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