started Crystal-Barkley and the Life/Work Design and Management Matching programs in the 1980s. Over the years, Nella has assisted thousands of individuals and companies in reaching their full potential through a drive to match innate skills and interests with company needs.
For more than 20 years, Nella Barkley has been helping people find their own personal career and life paths. Through strategic planning principles and her own innate drive to enable others, Nella has become a sought-after mentor, public speaker and coach. Her counsel is sought by Fortune 500 corporations, career changers, international media and others.
IN HER LIFE AND PRACTICE NELLA HAS LEARNED AN ESSENTIAL TRUTH: “Life goals are complex constructs. They don’t arrive full blown but, with coaching, they do arrive and — when they do — they illuminate every step you take in life.”
How can she be so sure? Crystal-Barkley alumni number in the thousands. Literally! Thousands of people have found it – whatever “it” is, thanks to Nella and her team.
June J. Bradham
June J. BradhamCFRE
is a widely recognized business leader and fundraising expert. Under her guidance and with her hands-on approach, she and her team at CDM (formerly Corporate DevelopMint) have led more than 200 successful fundraising campaigns ranging from $3 million to more than $100 Million.
June founded Corporate DevelopMint in 1987. In 2018, Corporate DevelopMint rebranded as CDM: Change Develop Move. Over the past 40+ years, June has led the firm and her clients to unparalleled success through passion, commitment, knowledge, experience, expertise, and research. CDM’s research includes a groundbreaking study of what drives fundraising success designed by an interdisciplinary team of PhD’s, and a study of best practices in free healthcare clinics that was funded by the Duke Endowment.
June works on product development for CDM, creating dozens of customized training programs for nonprofits. Her hands-on work with more than 250 boards has resulted in a unique format for solicitation training, as well as a unique process for aligning nonprofit staff and leadership with the communities they serve. As a consultant to one of the world’s largest consulting companies, June has also developed and implemented training programs for fundraising consultants from more than 17 countries.
In addition, June has personally served on more than 25 nonprofit boards, including service on the executive committees of most of those boards. A sampling includes the Darla Moore School of Business; the Citadel School of Business; the SC Chamber of Commerce; the Governor’s School for Science & Math; the Community Foundation of Coastal SC; the Spoleto Festival; and Porter-Gaud School.
June’s articles appear in trade journals such as Advancing Philanthropy, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and Journal for the Advancement of Secondary Education. Her book, What Nonprofit Boards Want, was published in 2009 by John Wiley & Sons.
June has received many top awards in her field, including Fundraiser of the Year from the Association of Fundraising Professionals International’s Lowcountry Chapter (2012); the first CEO of the Year in Charleston Regional Business Journal’s Most Influential Businesswomen Awards (2009); and the Women of Achievement Award from the Alliance for Women in the category of Economic Autonomy (2008).
Tucker J. Branham
Tucker J. BranhamEdD, CFRE
is a specialist in facilitating all aspects of organizational advancement including change management, executive and leadership coaching, campaign planning and management, and organizational culture.
For more than 20 years, Tucker has worked with organizations of every sector both internationally and nationally. Early in her career, she did a deep dive into all aspects of nonprofit development and advancement work. She began her career at Emory University, then transitioned into consulting with Corporate DevelopMint, and then back inside an organization starting and growing a foundation. Ultimately, Tucker realized her true skills and passion lay in facilitation. She returned to consulting to work with companies, individuals, nonprofits and nonprofit leaders on change management, all aspects of organizational advancement, leadership transitions, and supporting the organizations multiple aspects of metamorphic change.
Tucker is a member of Charleston’s 40 under 40 class of 2017, has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, served on the alumni boards of The Asheville School and Warren Wilson College as well as the board for The Learning Community School and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Lowcountry and Atlanta Chapters.
Tucker holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, a portfolio in Advertising, Art Direction from the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA, a Masters in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University. Her dissertation focused on change management, leadership, and change response. Through her experience, passion, commitment, knowledge, expertise, and skillsets, Tucker is able to approach challenges with a fresh, creative eye and offer solutions that drive our clients’ success.
Jen “Dusty” Clitheroe
Jen “Dusty” ClitheroeMS
is a leading expert in leadership development, group facilitation, and change management. Jen assists individuals, corporate, and nonprofit partners through the critical work of personal and organizational advancement.
Jen “Dusty” Clitheroe holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Southwestern University as well as a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Walden University. Jen’s areas of focus include coaching, leadership development, group facilitation, strategic planning, and change management.
Jen co-founded Strength Perspective, a company focused on navigating implicit bias by bridging the strengths of people, communities, and their environment. For over 20 years, she has served in both the corporate and non-profit sectors and has been responsible for client relations/services, coaching processes, mentoring programs, leadership interventions, as well as building leadership and management capability and providing solutions for developing leaders within large corporate organizations. She has also led and served on a number of non-profit boards, coordinating task force volunteers, striving for equity and access in education as well as organizational capacity for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, leadership development, and organizational change.
Jen grew up in Austin TX and shares a home with Scott, her life partner of 30 years, and two dogs. They are new empty nesters with the last of three children off to college this year.
is a strategic and innovative thought leader, relationship builder, problem solver and certified fundraising professional. With experience across all sectors, Megan brings a wealth of knowledge to every area of nonprofit fundraising.
With two decades of success managing comprehensive advancement programs, Megan’s professional expertise includes cultivating, connecting and stewarding constituents while maintaining high fundraising and major gift expectations.
Megan first developed a passion for philanthropy when she was a student at Furman University. Then-President Dr. David Shi invited her to speak at a donor event and share her appreciation for the scholarship support she had received. While attending, Megan realized that she had inadvertently found her passion and calling.
Highlights of her professional career include an executive fundraising role at The Madeira School, a private girls’ day and boarding school in McLean, Virginia, and at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Charleston, South Carolina.
Megan founded Philanthrope Reimagined to help organizations create sustainable, generational impact. She believes that philanthropy should be donor centered, mission driven, values based, lived out loud and for the good of others .
Megan is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) as well as a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). She has served as a member of the AFP Lowcountry Board, a committee member on the AFP International Next Generation Committee and is a member of the 2014 Charleston Regional Business Journal 40 under 40. She was also nominated and selected as the inaugural cohort of the Advanced Leadership Program within the Medical University of South Carolina’s Leadership Institute.
Megan loves to share her passion for reimagining philanthropy and has been a presenter on countless fundraising initiatives through Nonprofit Webinars, AFP Lowcountry, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, and Development Director Special Interest Groups.
She, her husband, Trevor, and their two children live in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Susan S. Keenan
Susan S. KeenanCFRE
is a leading expert in fundraising support and management for nonprofits. With decades of experience leading organizations through high-level campaigns, Sue’s ability to guide each aspect of campaign planning, management, assessment, and leadership support is sought after across sectors.
Susan S. Keenan, a Certified Fundraising Executive, has over 23 years of professional experience in the non- profit sector serving both as consultant and executive director. Most recently, Sue served as Director of Institutional Advancement for an Independent School in Columbia, South Carolina where she led the organization through a successful $12 million campaign. Prior to her move to Columbia, she served as Executive Director of Roper St. Francis Foundation in Charleston, South Carolina.
In her role as Executive Director, Sue and her team successfully led the efforts in the revitalization of the Roper St. Francis Foundation which took the Foundation from a grant making organization to become a supporting arm of the healthcare system. During her tenure of the revitalization efforts, the Foundation raised over $50 million. Sue and her colleagues began the restructuring and revitalization efforts at Roper St. Francis when she served as Senior Consultant with Corporate DevelopMint, a Charleston based strategic planning and fundraising consulting firm.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Sue holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama. Sue and her husband Neel have five adult sons.
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What I appreciate about Tucker’s approach is that she provides the roadmap and tools to be successful, not just a plan that sits on a shelf. We were able to use this plan to be proactive vs. reactive in a constantly changing environment. She has stood behind our organization every step of the way.Executive Director, Kids on Point
There are pivotal moments for organizations when, in order to clearly see the correct path forward, it is invaluable to bring in a wise and experienced consultant who can offer objective assessment and strategic recommendations.Executive Director, New Morning Foundation
As one of the most knowledgeable individuals about non profit change and career growth. Tucker is knowledgeable on all aspects of non profit organization/ management and change management in higher education.Executive Director Annual Giving, College of Charleston
Dr. Branham is an expert fundraising and philanthropic professional. She’s thorough, transparent, and intentional in her work. Above all, she has a pleasant demeanor and she is committed to helping her clients. I highly recommend securing Dr. Branham’s services!President, Augusta Technical College
June and I have worked together for over 10 years on three major projects. She has provided me with expert guidance and support to produce very successful outcomes for each of these projects. Quite frankly, I don’t know what I would have done without her.Dean, H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship