Doug Held has 20 years of experience in non-profit management, communications and development. His background includes public relations, grant writing, annual campaigns and strategic planning.
Doug has worked on many projects for the firm: planning/feasibility studies, capital campaigns, comprehensive development programs, and major gift initiatives. His clients include Alpine Learning Group, Paramus, NJ; West Bergen Mental Healthcare, Ridgewood, NJ; Project Morry, White Plains, NY; American Red Cross, Jersey Coast Chapter, Tinton Falls, NJ; New Jersey SEEDS, Newark, NJ; Summit Speech School, New Providence, NJ; Freedom House, Glen Gardner, NJ; Diocese of Brooklyn; Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains, NY; St. Raymond High School for Boys, Bronx, NY; La Salle Academy, New York, NY; The De La Salle School, Freeport, NY; Nyack Public Library, Nyack, NY; St. Joseph’s Parish, Jim Thorpe, PA; Father Judge High School for Boys, Philadelphia, PA.
Doug began his career with a focus on vocational training within the social service sector. As a program manager and then department director, he wrote successful government grants, created and edited agency newsletters, developed revenue earning small businesses and achieved a first national accreditation. Doug also implemented quality assurance programs and promoted community outreach through participation in the Rotary and Chamber of Commerce.
At Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York, Doug expanded his grant writing to include corporate and foundation solicitations, initiated an annual campaign, created audience development strategies and assisted in board recruitment and training. Following the tragic events of 9/11, he was responsible for securing economic recovery funding and participated in Tribeca Organization (TO), a newly formed coalition of local businesses and community leaders.
Doug graduated from the University of Scranton, where he was a four-year recipient of a Presidential scholarship for the debate team, for which he was the team captain his junior and senior years. Doug has been a volunteer with off-off Broadway theaters, an outings leader for the Sierra Club, a member of the Morris Trails Conservancy, and recently joined the board of the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council.
Doug resides in Morris Plains, New Jersey.