Hey there! I’m Tina Cincotti. That’s me in the photo with my girl Penny, the sweetest rescue pup and world’s best co-worker.
My clients have described me as “deeply thoughtful,” “warm but insistent,” “a lifesaver,” “a taskmaster,” “a genius,” “a magician,” and even “a pirate.” (Yup, there’s a story there.)
I’ve spent my career – 20 years and counting – in the nonprofit world. And like many people who end up in fundraising, I never thought I’d end up in fundraising.
I started Funding Change in 2008 after getting fired. (Yup, there’s also a story there!)
Before launching my consulting practice, I worked primarily for advocacy groups, women’s health organizations, and a couple of political campaigns. I also co-founded the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund in 1999, and served as their Board President.
I love what I do. I love my clients. And I love inspiring people to invest their money in creating the kind of world they want to live in. For me, that’s what fundraising is all about.
I’m a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Women In Development, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and the Nonprofit Consultants Network. I also served on the Board of Directors for Women In Development, and co-chaired their Institute for Nonprofits from 2010-2013.
I live in Jamaica Plain, my favorite neighborhood in Boston. You’ll often find me volunteering at the dog shelter at my local MSPCA. And I hope to start a rescue organization for senior dogs in the next year or two.
“Tina, I assumed you were competent. But I didn't know you were brilliant. Your stuff is freaking great ... POWERFUL! The fundraising world NEEDS you ASAP.”
“Every time I get feedback from Tina, I learn a little more. Over seven years working together, I’ve improved my ability to tell our story, share our successes, and honor our clients and partners.”
“Tina is smart, thoughtful, writes beautifully, and has a deep understanding of how fundraising works -- especially at the grassroots level. I admire her work.”
The Fine Print:
I curse quite a bit… I rarely make it through a meeting without eating… I’d much rather spend time with dogs than people… Some of my days are ruled by migraines… I have a lot of tattoos… I get cranky if I miss too many days in a row at the gym… When Bruce Springsteen is touring, my schedule is designed around going to as many shows as possible… If none of this is off-putting to you, let’s talk!