Lisa J. Ritchie, M.A., CFRE, Senior Vice President

Lisa J. Ritchie, M.A., CFRE, is a senior vice president with Netzel Grigsby Associates. As a consultant with more than 30 years of experience leading nonprofits of all sizes and diverse missions, Lisa understands the dedication, skills, expertise, and tenacity that it takes to run a successful nonprofit, plan and complete a successful multi-million-dollar campaign, and sustain organizational excellence.

With NGA, Lisa directs campaign planning studies and major capital, endowment and comprehensive campaigns for education, health care, social service, environmental and arts organizations and institutions. In partnership with nonprofit leaders, she secured several seven-figure contributions—setting a new bar in major gifts philanthropy where many did not believe it possible.

Lisa also specializes in facilitating board development, strategic planning, and executive coaching programs. Her ability to assess organizational strengths and weaknesses, evaluate the external environment, listen for understanding, communicate with clarity and compassion, and inspire teams to take strategic action is why so many past clients refer NGA to their colleagues.

Lisa, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), is immediate past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego Chapter. She has received several accolades for trainings, presentations, and articles, including Speaker of the Year from the American Society of Safety Engineers, and outstanding story by Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists. Prior to joining NGA, Lisa served as a manager at Rady Children’s Hospital & Health Center and Scripps Health, and as a planner and fundraiser at the Jewish Federation of San Diego County.

Lisa holds an M.A. in Organizational Management and a B.A. from Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges.

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