Certified Fundraising Executive with experience in Major Gifts, Capital Campaigns, Annual Giving, Grant Writing and Special Event fundraising. My work also includes Marketing, Public Relations, Internet, E-communications and Program Coordination. Extensive experience in event planning and corporate sponsorship.
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Offering far more than capital campaign and grant writing services, Helget Consulting can remove the headaches of your year-end appeals; bring you into the social media age; provide public relations strategies; and offer copywriting for all your nonprofit materials that will resonate with your donors. No problem is too large or too small.
Brenda Helget is the President and CEO of Helget Consulting. She has over 18 years of experience in the nonprofit field, with 14 of those years focused on fundraising. Helget became a Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) in 2004 and also has completed the University of Nebraska-Omaha Nonprofit Certificate of Fundraising.
Her wide range of experience includes working in a small organization with a fundraising staff of one, to managing development efforts in a nonprofit with over a million names in their database. Helget has helped raise over $12 million through direct mail, and more than $50 million via capital campaigns. She also took an employee campaign to record-breaking heights in 2012, achieving 72% participation from over 4,000 employees and raising nearly $400,000.
Helget has been sought after as a speaker, with sessions for AFP Nebraska, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, the Lincoln American Marketing Association's Cause Camp Conference, the Mid-America Conference and the AFP International Conference. Her standing-room only session at the AFP International Conference gained notice from the Chronicle of Philanthropy,...
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President and CEO
2013 - Present
I provide expertise and solutions to create success for nonprofit organizations. From capital campaigns to appeals, grant writing to website copy, donor databases to outcomes reporting, I help...
Methodist Hospital Foundation
Director of Development
2005 - 2013
As Director of Development for Current Giving, my focus was on both annual and major gifts. I was involved in our Capital Campaigns, Employee, Physician and Alumni Campaigns, and creating and...