Founder and Principal of Faire Consulting, Diane Marty is a senior level fundraiser and educator with more than two decades of active involvement in the nonprofit sector and fundraising academia. Her CV includes work for community development projects, higher education, the arts, human services, youth development, and federated fundraising for agencies of all sizes and growth stages.


Diane is consistently described as an energetic and skilled fundraiser, educator, and connector. She motivates Client teams while inspiring new thinking and cross-sector, cross-service collaborations. Her speciality niches are in accelerant growth phase operations; development audit/assessments; and integrated paired-consultant approaches to impact organizational strategy, communications & marketing, and fundraising.

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A proud co-founder of an accredited undergraduate fundraising concentration program at Rockhurst University, Diane has held adjunct professor status and provided classroom instruction for undergraduates through the Nonprofit Leadership Studies Department (now housed within the Helzberg School of Management) at Rockhurst since 2005. She also co-teaches graduate student seminars for the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership through the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Henry W. Bloch School of Management. In Spring 2017 she was a Visiting Professor at Grinnell College, sponsored by the Donald & Winifred Wilson Center for Innovation & Leadership and was an Adjunct Professor at William Jewell College (Liberty, Mo.) in Fall 2018. 

Over the course of her career, Diane has been a featured trainer and presenter throughout the United States and internationally in South Africa, Mexico, and India. 

Diane is a native of Hinsdale, IL and a graduate of Grinnell College (BA, 1992) in Grinnell, IA. She  received her Master of Arts & Liberal Studies (MALS) from Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) in 1996, and first received accreditation as a Fund Raising Executive through CFRE International in 2004. A lifelong learner, she is currently a doctoral candidate (EdD in Human & Organizational Development) at the Peabody College of Education & Human Development at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN).