Dan Maier

Senior Consultant

Dan Maier offers a comprehensive portfolio in fundraising and strategic management for YMCAs, not-for-profits, medical and social service fund development.

Dan provides counsel on:

  • Donor Centered Fund Development – Identification and Cultivation of Top Donors / Prospects
  • Media Training and Crisis Communication
  • Annual Campaigning
  • Endowment Development
  • Establishing a Foundation/Endowment Fund
  • Board Development
  • Talent Identification and Coaching
  • On-site Seminars – topics including: Crisis Communication Readiness, Endowment Fundamentals, Social Media Fundraising & Capital Preparedness

He offers invaluable support to clients and their volunteer leadership as they look to enhance their development campaigns, prepare for crisis communications, strengthen their boards and more. He is also a respected speaker, trainer and nationally recognized speechwriter.

Prior to Donor By Design, Dan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit; receiving YMCA’s top fundraising award in 2012 (Eagle Award) for fundraising excellence in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Prior to Detroit, Dan was National Director at the YMCA of the USA, where he led the YMCA of the USA’s development, marketing, media and public relations, corporate relations, special events and the YMCA’s strategic positioning campaign. He also supervised the YUSA Public Policy Office in Washington, D.C.

About Dan Maier
About Dan Maier

Prior to his YUSA work, Dan served as the Chief Communications Officer for the American Medical Association. Dan began his career in Washington D.C., serving as press aide and speechwriter to United States Senator Alan J. Dixon.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A.) and the University of Michigan (MBA), Dan served for 12 years on the North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) Council. He makes his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife and two YMCA-raised children.

Phone/Fax (toll-free): 877.323.3904 ext. 714
Phone (direct): 734.369.2164

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