About Merritt Crowley

Merritt Crowley has been involved in the non-profit fundraising world for more than 25 years. She currently serves as the Vice President for College Advancement at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Merritt has a comprehensive understanding of campaign fundraising, philanthropy, board development, prospect management, and volunteer management as well as over fifteen years of staff management experience in comprehensive campaigns ranging from $35 million - $1 billon+. She is a graduate of Tufts University having received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Russian Studies.

Recruiting and Hiring in a Brave New World

It’s been just over a year since the fundraising world, as we knew it, was thrown a fast curve ball. Remote offices, online engagement, online annual and major gift fundraising, online meetings, and online management of staff and entire divisions. Then add to that remote, online recruiting and hiring. Who could have imagined? Many institutions [...]

By | May 2nd, 2021|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Remote Advancement Divisions – The “New Normal?”

The term “new normal” is highly polarizing in certain circles. What is normal and what is so new about the way we are living and working now? Sometimes it seems as if the dialogue around a “new normal” sanitizes the idea that our present is okay because normal is synonymous with regular. Yes, there are [...]

By | August 18th, 2020|Blog Posts|1 Comment

A Culture of Philanthropy – Why it Matters

Everyone has heard the expression “Building a Culture of Philanthropy.” Before you sigh, roll your eyes and click away, take just a few seconds to think about what does it really mean to have a culture of philanthropy at your institution or organization? Do you have one? Does it matter if you don’t? Too often [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|Blog Posts|0 Comments