Lori Overmyer has more than thirty years of professional fundraising experience. Lori has developed an expertise in implementing annual and capital fundraising plans, strategic analysis, major donor solicitation, and establishing development procedures to maximize effective operations and communications. She is skilled in marketing research, proposal writing, personal donor cultivation, recognition strategies and motivating board members to participate in the process.
As a former chief development officer, Ms. Overmyer brings a wealth of experience in her role as counsel. Additionally, she has served and continues to serve on a variety of nonprofit boards where she has lent her expertise in the area of board development, volunteer training and management, strategic planning, and fundraising. An adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Glenn College of Public Affairs since 2011, she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Board Skills and Fundraising and Philanthropy. Ms. Overmyer was recently re-elected for a second term to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) international board, and also serves as the chair of the AFP Research Council. Lori was recognized by her peers and colleagues in 2011 by the Central Ohio Chapter of AFP as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the year. (click here to view Lori’s acceptance remarks)