Bio

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Kris Willcox is a seasoned fundraising professional with over 18 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit communications. A skilled writer and presenter, she combines in-depth knowledge of planned giving instruments with an understanding of donor stewardship and the practical needs of development shops of all sizes. Kris has worked with colleges and universities, congregations, grass-roots organizations and national nonprofits. Projects include the creation and enhancement of planned giving programs, development of compelling marketing and appeals, trainings for Boards and staff, coaching and program planning, donor workshops, and the development of gift acceptance policies.

Prior to starting her consulting practice, Kris was Associate Director of Planned Giving at Simmons College and Associate Director of Charitable Gift and Estate Planning at the Unitarian Universalist Association. She has presented at the annual conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Massachusetts and served on the board of directors of the Arlington Education Foundation and RESPOND, Inc.  Kris holds an M.A. in English from Simmons College and a B.A. in English from the University of Utah.

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