Heidi Thomson-Daly, the Principal Consultant of HT & CO., has a ceaseless passion for doing what she loves most: working with great nonprofits and those that lead them to raise more money and up their impact. Reputed for her infectious enthusiasm and track record of success, Heidi uses an invigorating, customized approach to meeting her client’s needs, infusing innovation, analysis, strategy, and creative ingenuity into every project.
An accomplished fundraiser with 18 years of nonprofit leadership experience,Heidi consultants and trains nationally, specializing in campaign readiness and feasibility, major gifts, fundraising performance and event strategy. With her expertise in change management and organizational effectiveness in tow, Heidi also serves as an Interim Chief Development Officer / Director of Development Director for organizations experiencing transitions in key leadership. Among them have been Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, New Beginnings, EarthCorps, Year Up Puget Sound, Westside Baby, Hands on Children’s Museum and Childhaven.
When she’s not consulting or training, Heidi is likely teaching a class. For four years she has been Adjunct Faculty at the University of Washington where she teaches the Fieldwork for Fundraisers course in the Certificate in Fundraising Management program.
Before founding HT & CO., Heidi served as the Senior Director of Development and Communications for Women’s Funding Alliance, where she was instrumental in the local launch of the Women Moving Millions campaign, resulting in the organizations first three $1 million gifts. Preceding this she spent a decade leading and fundraising for a diverse range of organizations in New York and New England, including the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation where she consulted with and coached grantees for three years.
A vibrant professional, Heidi keeps the joy factor front and center while working with fundraisers both new and seasoned to accelerate their goals and advance their mission. While changing the world is serious business, she believes we are more likely to achieve the impact we seek if we are having fun while we do it!