Barb is the driving force behind DatocWitten Group’s fundraising successes. She is responsible for conceiving fundraising strategies, fundraising project management, making key introductions to new prospects, committee development and management, and directing and overseeing the work of the Development Associate and the Database manager.
With over 20 years of senior nonprofit management, organizational and resource development experience, Barb’s skill set includes strategic planning, capacity building, major gift and corporate development programs, special event fundraising, and the formation of national fundraising networks and board and donor relations. Her leadership experience includes eight years as CEO of a nonprofit voluntary health agency.
As a partner at Hayes & Associates, Barb executed fundraising engagements for more than eight years. She consistently raised $10,000,000 annually for many leading national and local nonprofits including the American Association for People with Disabilities, American Red Cross, March of Dimes, Fisher House Foundation, National Defense University Foundation, USO, Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors, and Center for Global Development.
Throughout her career, Barb’s priority has been the development and execution of strategies designed to secure resources to achieve the greatest mission impact. Barb is a believer in the philosophy “that which gets measured, improves and grows” philosophy, and she applies this disciplined approach to goal setting and donor prospecting, cultivation and solicitation.
Prior to her career in fundraising, Barb spent many years in the private sector working for Arthur Anderson & Company. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Family Mental Health Foundation, National Health Council and the National Organization for Rare Disorders. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Barb studied at St. Mary’s College and American University and currently resides in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband of 37 years.
FUN FACT: Barb is a travel, food, and wine enthusiast. When she’s not blazing fundraising trails on behalf of her clients, Barb enjoys spending her own funds on behalf of her four grandchildren (and spoiling them rotten).