Senior Consultants


Robert Fogal, Ph.D., ACFRE, CAP. Bob Fogal’s deep and diverse experience makes him a highly regarded advisor. He is past director of The Fundraising School at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy. He has led fundraising for higher education, long-term care, human services, health care and religious institutions. As a thought leader in the field, Bob has developed seminars and workshops for organizations throughout the United States and abroad. He has written frequently for professional publications, including the chapter on fundraising for all three editions of The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management (most recently the 2010 edition). Bob earned recognition as an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy© (CAP©), and holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University in ethnomusicology and folklore.


Krystine (Krys) Sipple, CFRE. Krys Sipple has over twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Krys’ expertise is with creating development programs and governance infrastructures for small, grassroots non-profit organizations. She has worked extensively with non-profit boards to move them from the early stages of hands-on staff support to the mature stages of governance and fundraising for their organizations. She has worked in senior living, health care and education. She is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA in Psychology, and is currently working on her Masters in Nonprofit Leadership at LaSalle University. Krys holds a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation and is an AFP Master Teacher. She served on the national grants selection committee for the AMA Foundation in Chicago, the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, as secretary of the Health Care Access Board in Phoenixville, Foundation Chair of the Phoenixville Rotary Board and on the Board of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

Office Manager


Trudy Ellmore, BS. Trudy has more than thirty years of experience in administrative support. This experience has included professional writing, organizing and maintaining office and non-profit client records, developing, documenting and implementing office and bookkeeping procedures, strategic planning reports, long range planning reports and philanthropic planning study reports, statistical preparation and data entry, streamlining report and document preparation, and coordinating communication among various constituencies: non-profit client, independent consultants and senior members.

Trudy has utilized her organizational and writing skills as a volunteer in the non-profit sector, serving on various boards and councils, as well as lecturing and teaching.