Fundraising in a Time of Crisis: Following the Fundamentals

This spring has brought renewed hope that there’s better – more normal – days ahead. What does that mean for leading your organization’s fundraising efforts? In this session we look at how fundraising fundamentals helped us through the last 12-months and provide direction for the uncertain path ahead.

Join us us remotely on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for Fundraising in a Time of Crisis: Following the Fundamentals, moderated by Cyndy Cotton of the Osterville Village Library.

Hear from PJ Richardson, Chief Development Officer at the YMCA Cape Cod on how their fundraising plans have been their north star and helped deepen board member engagement and relationships.

Wendy Cullinan, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod, and Pauline Neves, Senior Consultant for Harrington Management International will discuss the benefits of getting back to the fundamentals of fundraising and stewardship in 2020 and 2021 and how that positively impacted Habitat’s mission.

Come prepared to share what worked and what didn’t for you and your organization and bring your questions! Moderated by Cyndy Cotton of the Osterville Village Library.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members; and $10 per person for non-members. To attend this event, please register online via the link below.

Register to attend May 19th

About Our Speakers

PJ Richardson

PJ Richardson

PJ Richardson

PJ has worked at the YMCA Cape Cod since early 2000 when he was hired to expand the YMCA’s Camp Lyndon property in order to better serve the year round community with an emphasis on teen and family programming as well as community development.

In 2010 the YMCA Cape Cod promoted PJ to Chief Financial Development Officer. PJ now utilizes his community development skills to help tell the Y story to the community and ensure the Y has the necessary philanthropic support to deliver on their mission. PJ believes that it is his responsibility to nurture the potential of  children and teens. By instilling core values in children, we change our future in subtle life-altering ways. PJ has enjoyed a successful career focused on securing the resources needed to ensure that the YMCA Cape Cod is able to keep our promise to the community. PJ embraces the Y’s promise that no child will be turned away from its supportive programs and enriching opportunities due to an inability to pay. PJ considers himself to be part of a team of professionals who pride themselves on being the change they want to see in the world.

PJ received his B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a Major in Government and a Minor in Sociology. He lives in Centerville with his wife Naomi, their sons Sam, twins Henry and Simon, daughter Annie and their golden retriever, Poppy. PJ and his family spend their time hiking, paddling, fishing, volunteering and just enjoying all the natural beauty of Cape Cod.

Wendy Cullinan

Wendy Cullinan

Wendy Cullinan

Wendy Cullinan is the Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, formally the  Director of Resource Development. Prior joining Habitat in 2013, Wendy enjoyed working as a consultant for several Cape Cod non-profits including, the National Marine Life Center, Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Woods Hole Research Center and Gosnold Treatment Center. Earlier in her career she worked in restaurant management and event planning.  Originally from Connecticut, Wendy raised her three children in Sandwich, where she was a volunteer for many school programs, taught Art History and was a member of the School Council. She is a former board member of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands and served for several years on the Philanthropy Day planning committee.

Pauline Neves, CFRE

Pauline Neves, CFRE

Pauline Neves, CFRE

Pauline is a senior consultant with Harrington Management International and is passionate about helping nonprofits achieve their missions. For almost 20 years she has made a positive impact on Cape Cod organizations and their constituents. As a nonprofit leader and fundraising specialist Pauline is known for her skills and attention to both the art and science of the craft. She enjoys building fundraising teams that succeed by using best practices and data to inform a donor-centric program. An honest and sincere relationship builder, Pauline loves being the matchmaker by assisting organizations to find, cultivate and retain meaningful donor support. She is experienced in all facets of a robust fundraising program, including capital campaigns from pre-campaign planning to kick-off to post-campaign stewardship.

In addition to the nonprofit sector, Pauline has also worked in the journalism and finance sectors. She credits both experiences in helping her to be an insightful and strategic fundraising professional focused on the big picture.

Most recently Pauline served as Senior Development Officer for Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) as a member of the major gift fundraising team for the region’s largest healthcare provider. Prior to CCHC, Pauline was the VP of Philanthropy for HopeHealth, Massachusetts. In this position, she was responsible for the leadership of a comprehensive and cost-effective, fundraising program that aligned with the vision and strategic goals of the organization.

Pauline is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She also holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Institute of Nonprofit Practice/Tufts University. An involved member of the philanthropy professional community, Pauline is a former board member and past president of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands and a past co-chair of Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod.  Pauline lives in Mashpee with her husband, Brian, and their dog Buddy. She welcomes a conversation with nonprofits in need of fundraising guidance, with or without Buddy.


Brought to you in part by Cape Cod 5, Eastern Bank, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, Kelley Foundation, and The Cape Cod Foundation.

Premier Sponsor: Cape Cod 5

Champion Sponsor: Eastern Bank