Specializing in donor retention, leadership development and technology

Donor retention is dollar retention.  Board involvement creates sustainability.  Technology can drive it all.

We know!  Easier said than done so let us help.  Our team can bring new ideas, tangible tools and expert guidance to the most complex or simple problems.

Our Approach

Our service includes a comprehensive consult to help identify gaps and opportunities, a comprehensive report that includes a project plan with timelines and milestones, a cost analysis, and a schedule. 

Our team can offer a wide suite of services from a simple coaching plan for a new Executive to a full strategic plan setting new direction aligned with your community needs. 

Listening to what you need is  how we ensure your success.

Why The NonProfit Success Group

Our group consists of more than just a bunch of CFREs with the same narrative.  We insist on bringing pragmatic approaches that will be sustainable for nonprofit of any size.

We pride ourselves on not being just another group of "talking heads".  Our consultants will not only provide advice but concrete direction based on data, history and your resources.  

Together we’ll create and refine your plan for success. We didn’t get there alone. And neither will you. 

Our Team

Debbi is non-profit executive and highly successful fundraiser with over 15 years’ experience in sta

Debbi Stanley, CFRE

Debbi Stanley, CFRE

Debbi Stanley, CFRE

Debbi is non-profit executive and highly successful fundraiser with over 15 years’ experience in staff leadership, strategic planning, capital campaigns and donor research. She has worked with over thousands of  nonprofits and helped raise over $500M through different fundraising initiatives.

Her expertise includes all aspects of nonprofit development including cultivating, stewarding and soliciting gifts from $10 to $5M.  

Her background includes a unique combination of direct service, consulting and technology, and she brings insights and creative solutions to complex problems.   

As a CFRE, she is committed to fiscal transparency and a high level of integrity in her profession.  She has worked for large technology organizations such as Blackbaud as well as peer-to-peer solutions such as Everyday Hero and Rallybound


Dara Czerwonka, MSW

Debbi Stanley, CFRE

Debbi Stanley, CFRE

Dara is a nonprofit executive, consultant and coach. She has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, operations, and governance in the charity and government sectors. 

Her leadership and coaching skills have been applied effectively in diverse organizations from small human service agencies with consumer boards, to billion dollar public hospital systems with publicly elected trustees.

Complimenting her executive management expertise, Dara has served on national and local boards where she helped set strategic direction and sound policy for organizational growth. Dara is also a twice-elected public official herself, governing in the education and health systems sectors in CA; Her MSW degree and counseling experience give her a broader perspective and enhanced skills to address the common (and uncommon) challenges of public and private boards.


Cheri Choy, CFRE

Debbi Stanley, CFRE

Cheri Choy, CFRE

 Cheri has over 40 years professional experience with the management, program operations and fundraising of nonprofit community service organizations. The career has led her to share her enthusiastic, creative and motivational talents to 5 different California communities with a variety of national  and international organizations.  

A CFRE since 2001, Choy has led successful fundraising activities with a variety of methods including capital/major/annual gift campaigns, golf tournaments, live and silent auctions, grant seeking/writing, planned gift programs, capital feasibility studies, walk/run/bike-a-thons, opportunity drawings. 

At present, Choy specializes in the technologies that enhance fundraising such as donor databases, prospect research, peer to peer and social media, electronic communications. 

Our Expertise

With over 20 years experience in fundraising and nonprofit operations, we thrive on sharing our experience and knowledge to help you be  successful. Our track record proves that clear communication and expert  collaboration will boost your bottom line.  

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