Jennifer Weber

Cornerstone Consulting

My Story

Jennifer Weber is the Founder and Principal of Cornerstone Consulting where she specializes in building innovative donor engagement strategies and strong major gift programs. As an accomplished non-profit leader with over 25 years of experience, Jennifer believes philanthropy is rooted in values and can be a catalyst for social change. Jennifer works closely with staff and board members to help them gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to successfully build relationships and invite donors to make meaningful philanthropic gifts. Jennifer’s core services include major gift strategy, campaign feasibility studies, campaign planning, development audits and stewardship planning

Prior to consulting, Jennifer worked for the University of WashingtonSeattle Children’s Hospital, and the Global Fund for Women. At Children’s Hospital, Jennifer was instrumental in raising leadership gifts for the Hospital’s $350 million campaign. As Vice President of Philanthropy for the Global Fund for Women, Jennifer led a fundraising team of 15 people, raising $15-17 million a year for women’s human rights. Her experience in the fields of education, healthcare, and human rights gives her a rich knowledge of different philanthropic circles and approaches. Jennifer is a CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) and has a Master’s Degree in Education. She is dedicated to partnering with each client to create unique donor engagement experiences that connect people in powerful ways and ignite transformational philanthropy. 

In addition to her work with Cornerstone Consulting, Jennifer is the Co-Founder of The Major Gifts Launch Pad, a fundraising training series, developed with her colleague Heidi Thomson-Daly of HT & CO. The Major Gifts Launch Pad is a hands-on, interactive training designed for development professionals and board members who want to take their major gift program to the next level. The training focuses on the art of donor engagement, effective gift solicitation, and essential systems for success.

De-Mystifying Donor Engagement Strategies

One of the first questions I ask my non-profit clients who want to strengthen their major gift program is this: “Tell me about your current donor engagement strategies? What do you offer your donors in terms of meaningful experiences to inspire them to increase their...

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