Senior Manager, Development and Strategic Partnerships
Maria Davis is a Senior Manager of Development and Strategic Partnerships. She currently manages all Vital Voices fundraising councils across the country, as well as manages the foundation and cause marketing portfolios for the organization.
Prior to Vital Voices, she was the Marketing Director at Swell Fundraising, an event fundraising platform, where she was responsible for guiding the brand and strategic marketing for the company, along with advising and consulting nonprofits on their event fundraising techniques. Before Swell, she had five years of fundraising experience in both large and small nonprofit organizations. In these varying roles, she has been awarded Outstanding Fundraising Performance Awards for increasing major event revenue and has written grant proposals that attracted the largest grant opportunity in one organization’s history. Having been successful in all types of fundraising campaigns- major events, corporate sponsorships, peer-to-peer, grassroots, grant writing and major gifts- Maria has unique knowledge into the how and the why donors give.
Favorite Quote: “Our grace does not lie in crossing the finish line first every time, it lies in living beyond the race.” –Cleo Wade