A full-service fundraising communications firm, MainSpring specializes in developing strategies and digital tools that increase awareness, participation and giving at educational institutions, health systems and other non-profit organizations.
MainSpring’s philosophy is simple. Fundraising tools need to excite prospective donors, fit the technological needs of different audiences and the staff using them, and most importantly, the organization that they represent. With that in mind, we look at each project with fresh eyes - using our best practices and the latest technology to build effective digital campaigns. We are defining innovation in online fundraising. We hope to bring that momentum to your organization.
MainSpring is a certified, woman-owned business. Our team is made up of project managers, designers, writers, programmers, consultants, producers, editors and business development personnel who care about helping fundraisers engage their constituency. Read more about our founder:
President and Founder
As the founder and president of MainSpring Media Communications, Inc., Stephanie is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations, as well as leading the strategic planning of projects, business development and implementation of new technology. Her fundamental vision for MainSpring is to assist fundraisers to more effectively grow participation and contributions by integrating digital tools with traditional fundraising methods.
Stephanie holds a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University. She has over 12 years of fundraising experience and has a proven track record of increasing engagement and giving at a broad base of institutions. Stephanie contributed an excerpt on innovative email strategies in Bob Burdenski’s lastest publication, Online Innovations in Annual and Regular Giving: Ten Dozen Departures That Worked and recently participated as a speaker in his Annual Giving workshop. Stephanie has been invited to speak on fundraising at many conferences including CASE, Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP), Academic Impressions and the Annual Giving Directors’ Consortium.
When asked where MainSpring will be in five years, Stephanie says:
In five years we will be doing exactly what we're doing now - helping fundraisers raise more money digitally but all of the tools will be a little different...just like they were five years ago. We’ll continue to stay on top of the trends to determine what works and what doesn’t in a fundraising application, so our clients don’t have to.