Advisor, Resource Development
Eileen Egan serves as an Advisor to the Resource Development team. She brings over 20 years of experience in building sustainable nonprofit organizations through the diversification of revenue streams, capacity building, and strategic planning. Eileen is also experienced in program design, facilitation, and organizational development. She has insights into a wide array of organizations at the national, regional, and local levels spanning higher education, hospital foundations, grantmakers, and rural nonprofits. Eileen previously served as a senior program officer and development director at First Nations.
Eileen served as a director at the American Indian College Fund to support tribal colleges and universities across the country, with her expertise in major gifts, planned giving, corporate relations, and foundation relations. She also worked for many years in recruitment, student affairs, and advocacy at the Harvard University Native American Program, along with establishing her own consulting business. She completed training on the strategy performance management tool Balanced Scorecard, earned a certificate in strategic management from DePaul University, and is trained in the Institute of Cultural Affairs in the USA’s ToP Facilitation methods.
Eileen currently serves as a philanthropic advisor to various individual and institutional funders in the U.S., along with offering strategy, program design, facilitation, planning, and other services to nonprofit organizations. A member of the Hopi Tribe, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Emerson College and a master’s degree from Harvard University. She enjoys presenting and training on topics such as creating strong vision and mission statements, diversifying fundraising revenue streams, building individual giving programs from the ground up, and strategic planning.