About Lynette & Steve:
Lynette brings over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising to her role as vice president with Netzel Grigsby Associates, inc. Her expertise includes developing and implementing strategic fundraising plans, capital campaigning, and major gift solicitation – including planned gifts. She is a skilled trainer for volunteers and board, ensuring they have the tools to succeed.
Lynette directs major capital campaigns, conducts development and campaign planning studies, and manages both annual giving campaigns and major gift programs. Currently she is partnering with the Santa Barbara Humane Society and the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County to assist them in reaching their goals.
Prior to joining Netzel Grigsby, Lynette had a wide array of nonprofit management and development experience, which she brings to her role as vice president with Netzel Grigsby Associates. Most recently she served as the Director of Development for the Santa Barbara Foundation, where she worked with individual donors planning their personal philanthropy. Her duties also included consulting with board members and staff from nonprofit organizations on fundraising techniques and planned giving. Additionally, she served as the Executive Director of Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, leading a capital campaign which exceeded goal and secured $17 million from the community.
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Stephen D. “Steve” Willmont is a Senior Vice President who works with a wide spectrum of nonprofit organizations directing major capital campaigns, feasibility studies and organizational development planning and training activities, primarily in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.
Steve believes that strong nonprofit agencies make for a strong community. He is committed to developing and encouraging both the staff and volunteer leaders in your organization through the many services that Netzel Grigsby Associates offers. Steve brings the experience of over 30 years of professional nonprofit management to his clients. He has led successful capital campaigns, board development programs, annual fundraising campaigns, volunteer and staff development training, and planned giving programs.
Prior to joining the firm, Steve served as President & CEO of California YMCA Youth & Government where he worked extensively with the California legislature to increase support for the Y’s program, including the passage of a bill adding the Y as a tax form donation recipient. Under his leadership, the program grew to over 90 YMCAs in the state, serving over 3,500 students. He has also served as executive director and program director at multiple YMCA branches. His extensive expertise as an instructor and presenter, serving as a director of training events for the YMCA of the USA and regional trainings, has led to successful training roles with the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
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