Raising Funds and Friends

Sustainable Development Practices for Nonprofit Leaders

PPCI and SCORE Cape Cod and the Islands are pleased to present this session on creating and executing a sustainable development strategy for your nonprofit organization remotely on Wednesday, August 18th at 8:00 am.

Our esteemed panel will discuss proven ways to effectively and efficiently raise money and engage volunteers, as well as other important elements to include in a solid development plan. We will also explore how events fit into this plan, and the pros and cons of traditional, virtual and hybrid events. This session is geared to nonprofit leaders (CEOs, Executive Directors, Board of Directors, Development Directors, etc.) and will focus on strategy and best practices.

This session will be moderated by Marc Goldberg of SCORE Cape Cod and the Islands with panelists Cyndy Cotton, CFRE of Osterville Village Library, Bea Gremlich of Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, and Lisa Guyon of WE CAN.

All are invited to attend free of charge with advance registration.

Register to attend August 18th

About Our Panelists

Marc GoldbergMarc Goldberg
A retired seasoned executive, during the past four decades, he has worked in all facets of domestic and international marketing, strategic & business planning and General Management. His focus has been attainable performance improvement through training and measurement. For almost 30 years his company, Marketech360 specialized in exhibitor staff training and measuring results at trade shows and events.

As a SCORE Mentor, Marc serves start-ups, small businesses wanting to grow and strategic planning for nonprofits.

He is the author of Small Doesn’t Mean Second Rate, Exhibiting in Mexico, Measurement Made Easy, and The Future of Healthcare Exhibit is Learning. Marc launched his ebook, Strategic Trade Show Success in 2016. He contributes a weekly column – Tips from SCORE – to the Cape Cod Times. It has been compiled into two eBooks.

Cyndy Cotton, CFRE
Cyndy CottonA longtime member of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, Cyndy Cotton joined the PPCI board in 2020. A Cape Cod native, Cyndy served as a childhood volunteer at the Osterville Village Library, where she now serves as Executive Director. Her transition to leadership at the 136 year old non-profit follows her years as a library trustee and member of the library’s capital campaign. Cyndy’s contributions to the capital campaign helped achieve the desired result of a brand new 20,000 sq foot library facility in 2012.

Becoming a Certified Fundraising Executive and a graduate of Boston University Professional Fundraising Program are recent accomplishments. In addition to receiving the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International, Cyndy serves on the board for “EforAll,” a tremendously successful entrepreneurial incubator and the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Cape Cod Women’s Association.

Beatrice Gremlich
Bea GremlichBea is Director, Advancement for the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation. She spent the first decade of her career in the hotel industry followed by a decade as a software industry sales professional selling Enterprise Resource Planning solutions to Fortune 50 companies. In 2008 she turned her sights to non-profit fundraising, spending four years as Director of Development for the Cape Cod Symphony and Conservatory before joining the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation in September 2012.

Bea’s passion for philanthropy goes well beyond her day job. She is the President of the Board of Trustees of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Secretary of the Board of Directors of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, Secretary of the Board of Directors of Community Visions, and serves on the Board of Directors of Yoga Neighborhood.

Lisa Guyon
Lisa GuyonLisa Guyon began her career in the for-profit sector in commercial real estate and the hospitality industry. In 2004, she founded Building Impact, an award-winning non-profit organization in Boston encouraging corporate citizenship in small and medium businesses. She went on to provide leadership at Housing Assistance Corporation in Hyannis.

Before joining WE CAN, Lisa served as Director of Community Benefits and Grants Administration at Cape Cod Healthcare where she directed a system-wide community benefits program and managed relationships with community organizations and coalitions, task forces, public health providers and governmental agencies.

Lisa currently serves on the Board for Community Development Partnership and founded and volunteers for the Cape Cod Pet Collective. She previously served on the Board of Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) including serving as President of the Board of Directors in 2013 and 2014.

Lisa has been recognized as a Social Innovator for her non-profit business ventures by the Social Innovation Forum in Cambridge, MA and was selected as a ‘40 under 40’ rising business leader by the Boston Business Journal and Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine. She is a Cape Cod native, graduating from Harwich High School and Wheaton College and currently lives in West Barnstable.


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