M. Gale & Associates, a Fort Worth-based fundraising consultancy, has announced that veteran fundraiser and non-profit executive, Barbara Shelton, CFRE has joined their team as Vice President.
“I am thrilled to join a company that has an outstanding reputation in the non-profit fundraising community in North Texas,” Shelton said. “M Gale does great work in our community and I’m excited to be a part of that work. My 35 years of professional experience of working with so many different non-profit organizations gives me a strategic view of how to approach helping clients in the most creative way that will help them succeed.” Shelton comes to M. Gale and Associates from ACH Child and Family Services in Fort Worth where she served as chief development officer, responsible for planning, designing, volunteerism, and implementing a strategic direction for marketing and fund development. Her interest in fundraising started at an early age when she began raising money for the American Cancer Society after her mother died from cancer. She followed her passion for helping others by earning a degree in community services, including studies in social work, from the University of Akron (OH). As a social worker, she connected her mission to the importance of fundraising and her specific interest in helping non-profit organizations raise money shaped her career.
“Barbara will be a terrific addition to our team of philanthropic experts,” Missy Gale, president and CEO of M Gale & Associates, said. “Her knowledge and experience will broaden the depth of services we provide to our clients and will strengthen our ability to help our clients meet and exceed their philanthropic goals.”
About M Gale & Associates: M Gale & Associates is a Fort Worth-based consultancy that partners with non-profit organizations in North Texas to help them successfully raise philanthropic dollars to meet their short-term and long-term goals. Over the past ten years, M Gale & Associates has worked with more than 100 non-profits of all sizes, providing strategic, thoughtful, customized solutions based on individual client’s specific needs. www.mgaleassociates.com.