Sara Leonard, MBA, CFRE

Sara Leonard is a solutions-oriented advancement professional with experience in fundraising and nonprofit management for healthcare, educational, and cultural organizations. A 30-year fundraising veteran, she founded the Sara Leonard Group to provide consulting, coaching, and training to fundraisers, CEOs, and nonprofit board members.

Sara believes that fundraising fuels the life-saving and life-changing work being done throughout the nonprofit sector. Her work with organizations allows them to raise money through capital and annual campaigns, board fundraising efforts, and social enterprise initiatives to support their missions. She strives to provide an ethical, team-based approach to raising money that funds social change.

Sara shares her expertise as a frequent instructor for the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay, where she created the Fund Development Academy. Her strong belief in supporting the profession of fundraising has led her to serve on the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Global Marketing Awards and Communications Committee. She is a past president of the AFP Tampa Bay Chapter.

Sara is a Certified Fundraising Executive, has been named a Master Trainer by AFP, and completed the BoardSource Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education and the USF Muma College of Business Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate. She received her BSBA from the University of Tampa and an MBA from the University of South Florida.

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