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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 and secondary 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.

Photo credit: Booker T. Brown

Diane held adjunct professor status and provided classroom instruction for graduates and undergraduates through the Nonprofit Leadership Studies Department (housed within the Helzberg School of Management) at Rockhurst from 2005-2019 (and then, as a lifelong learner herself, took a couple years off to compete her doctorate in education). She also co-taught graduate student seminars for the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership through the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Henry W. Bloch School of Management through the Spring of 2020. 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, presenter, and contracted professional 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 in American Studies), Dartmouth College (a Masters in Arts & Liberal Studies), and Vanderbilt University (a Doctorate of Education in Leadership & Learning in Organizations from the Peabody College of Education and Human Development).  She first received accreditation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive through CFRE International in 2004.


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