With nearly two decades of fundraising, communications, and nonprofit management experience in museums, performing arts organizations, and higher education, Michele fears no mission. She is an expert in development and advancement functions including major/planned/annual giving, grant writing, membership, campaigns, events, board relations, operations, and corporate and foundation relations. She has led fundraising, marketing, communications, membership, public engagement, and group sales departments to success, and adeptly navigated the challenges of leadership transitions, turn-around circumstances, and crisis management.
Since beginning MW Strategies in 2021, Michele has supported organizations of many sizes, including local and regional advocacy, education, and arts organizations to a nationally recognized, multi-state health initiative. She enjoys digging into the details of programming and finance and working with staff and leadership to craft ideas and stories that advance relationships and yield new successes in philanthropy and marketability. A native of New York City, Philadelphia has been Michele's adopted hometown since 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Delaware, a Master of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University, and is both a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) and Scrum Master Certified (SMC).