Ann Hopkins enjoys working with nonprofit organizations to strengthen their fund development programs and to build a culture of philanthropy. She conducts training sessions with board members and staff to identify and analyze the elements of the fundraising cycle. Additionally, she facilitates strategic planning and board governance development, and provides coaching to staff and volunteer leadership. An accomplished public speaker, she enthusiastically participates on panels and forums to ignite creativity in service to mission-based results.
Ann began her career in the nonprofit sector at Cambridge College and went on to be the first Development Director of Odyssey House, where she established a successful development program. Assisting dozens of organizations over her career, Ann continues to draw upon the lessons she learned as a higher education administrator and development director. She holds a BA in French from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an M.Ed. from Antioch University, and, as a life-long learner, has participated in extensive continuing education programs including courses through Landmark Education Corporation, the Center for Constructive Change, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Council on Fundraising, and the NH Center for Nonprofits.
Ann serves as a board member of Seacoast Family Promise (SFP), a community-based program and shelter for families experiencing homelessness. SFP is one of 168 affiliates of the national Family Promise organization. She lives in Rye, NH, with her husband, Greg, a classic wooden boat builder. They enjoy time with their extended family at the seashore and at Newfound Lake, in the foothills of the White Mountains.