In October 2018, a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh forever changed fundraising and communications for a disability nonprofit organization, Achieva, that served two of the men who died. Learn the steps Achieva took to handle the influx of media inquiries and donations from around the globe. Learn how they were able to successfully steward and keep their new constituents informed then and now, and how they found their new normal.
Dave Tinker, CFRE, FAFP is Vice President of Advancement at Achieva, an adjunct professor of informatics at Muskingum University’s Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology (MISST) program, and is an associate consultant with Goalbusters Consulting.
A certified Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Master Trainer, he was honored by AFP International as one of the first six Distinguished Fellows. He also received the Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award from the AFP Western PA chapter. He has held all but one board officer position for the AFP Western PA chapter at least once. Currently he is an at large board member of the chapter. Dave also currently serves on the AFP PAC Board, on the Brentwood Borough School Board of Directors, and is a youth sports coach.
Dave received an M.P.A. with a concentration in nonprofit management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. He received a B.A. in chemistry and English and an MISST from Muskingum University. He is also a graduate of Leadership Works – Indianapolis, Class III, and the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Delaware – Class 44.
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