Connie Marshner -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Connie Marshner moved from issue work into fundraising about fifteen years ago.  She has been Senior Development Officer at Leadership Institute, Executive Director of the Susan B. Anthony List, and Vice-President for Development of the American Family Business Institute/Foundation/PAC.

In 2011, she launched her own company, Connie Marshner & Associates (CM&A), with the intention of helping small pro-life and religious nonprofits to move to the next level.  CM&A (, offers clients innovative strategic development and fundraising – from the visionary and strategic level of positioning and brand definition to the ultra-practical nuts and bolts of establishing and running a fundraising operation, and everything in between.

CM&A also is the Washington Rep for Right Brain People (, pioneers in brand development based on discovering consumers’ emotional motivations.   Currently, she is writing a biography of Paul Weyrich, one of the founders of the contemporary conservative movement. 

Connie Marshner