Nancy V. Loshkajian, is founder and President of Loshkajian & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in solutions to the strategic fundraising and organizational development issues faced by nonprofit organizations.
Nancy has served non-profits nationally and internationally for 30 years as a non-profit executive director, board member, professional fundraiser, and volunteer. In the course of her career, Nancy has held leadership positions at both nationally recognized colleges and universities and small non-profits.
Nancy has been a lecturer at UCSC’s Economics and the Arts class and the Fundraising School, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy. She has frequently presented at national and regional CASE Conferences, and regularly presented roundtable seminars on Capital Campaigns, Major Gifts, and Feasibility/Planning Studies in San Francisco and San Jose. She is featured in the book Women as Fundraisers: Their Experience and Influence on an Emerging Profession.
Nancy has held development positions at Indiana University, Bloomington, University of Cincinnati, where she served as Associate Director of Major Gifts, and Oberlin College where she served as Associate Vice President of Development, Major Gifts. As Executive Director of Development, Nancy managed the campus development program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, overseeing $60 million in capital campaign projects. Under her leadership, the campus doubled its private gift income from 1995-2000. She has also worked internationally as Executive Director of Development for the American University of Armenia.
An active volunteer as well, Nancy is Past President of the Board of Directors of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music after serving five years as President. She has also served on the successful Capital Campaign for the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County Diversity Partnership Endowment. Nancy also served on the National Leadership Council of the National Network of Women as Philanthropists. In her spare time she sings with The Choral Project, plays golf, and hikes.