Doug Schneider

Doug Schneider

Managing Partner Doug Schneider has nearly two decades of experience in sales, marketing, communications, and fundraising. Prior to joining American Philanthropic, Doug served as the director of development for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). In this capacity he managed ISI’s annual fund, was part of ISI’s management team, and oversaw the institute’s marketing and communications efforts. As a partner at American Philanthropic, Doug works with a wide range of nonprofit organizations, with a focus on strategic planning and high-level development management. Doug regularly speaks on a variety of development-related topics and has led fundraising training sessions for State Policy Network, the Charles Koch Institute, and Foundation Center, among other venues.

Doug graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. He has served on several local nonprofit boards and resides in Newark, Delaware, with his wife and their four children.


Planning during COVID: creating a strategic plan, even now

If you find yourself in the midst of a sudden health, social, and economic crisis, and without a development plan—well, there is no time like the present to create one. Here’s how to do that.

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Strategy during COVID: no time like the present to review, update your plan

Having a strategic plan sets a nonprofit apart from its peers. Now is the time to carefully review your strategic plan and make necessary adjustments in light of the current crisis.


Five tips for nonprofit leaders to plan for proactive fundraising

Too often fundraising is reactive rather than proactive, hindering growth and creating a frenzied and hectic development culture. Take some time at the beginning of the year to set goals, plans, and strategies.

Raise more money by leveraging donor motivation

What motivates donors to give?