Michelle Cole started her nonprofit career managing a Counseling Center in rural North Carolina. Throughout her career, Michelle founded a non-profit organization, and set up successful programs at various education institutions and nonprofit organizations, and today remains a consultant in their ongoing achievement. Michelle is a member of Grant Professionals Association and her role as a principal at Development By Design continues her work as a problem solver, helping organizations identify a need, focus on a goal, and then showing them how to connect the dots to fulfill that need.
Lisa Lopez began her nonprofit career at the American Red Cross managing a fundraising office for a North Carolina chapter. She went on to work with individual donors and write grants for UNCW’s Center for Marine Science. She served in various roles at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a top-ranked global provider of leadership development.
Through customized technical and leadership skills training, Development by Design helps FOCUS your team on exceeding goals. We perform assessments with you and your team to help CONNECT your organization with your greatest challenges, identify your most valuable assets and to determine the opportunities that are worthwhile in pursuit of your goals. We provide a critical eye to help transform your fundraising program and provide an execution plan designed for organizational sustainability and growth. In short, we are here to help you ACHIEVEyour mission.