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Carolyn K. Hamilton

Carolyn, founding partner of Hamilton, Bussell and Associates, assists clients in expanding their vision and services through increased philanthropy, strategic planning, and leadership development. She consults with development officers and organizational leaders, and particularly enjoys facilitating board retreats and board trainings. Her expertise includes pre-campaign and capital campaign planning and management, and structuring and enlarging major gift programs. Carolyn believes in the power of volunteering and has served as a board member or board chair for several organizations. She and her husband founded Inland Temporary Homes in Southern California, a leader in meeting the needs of homeless families. With over twenty-five years experience in assisting non-profits in mission fulfillment, she continues a passionate commitment towards her personal and her client’s causes. Long-term, trusted relationships have enabled her to create far-reaching results for clients, including significant expansion and mission growth. Carolyn is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a frequent conference presenter, identifying cutting edge trends and latest strategies for engaging volunteers and donors. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communications and Public Relations from Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA.


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