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Mission Statement

Lynn Cummings Development Consultants designs and delivers innovative solutions that advance the mission of those we serve.

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Lynn CummingsLynn Cummings

Lynn Cummings is president of Lynn Cummings Development Consultants. Until recently she was the senior partner in the Development Firm of Federico & Cummings. In the past twenty years she has been responsible for empowering members of hundreds of churches, schools and other non-profits to raise millions of philanthropic dollars through Annual Appeals, Capital Campaigns, Increase Giving Appeals and Stewardship Programs.

She has served more than 500 religious institutions including Catholic, Protestant and Jewish Congregations, schools, religious communities, and organizations. Perhaps the best indicator of Lynn’s talents and contributions is the extraordinarily high rate of repeat business she receives from the clients and churches she serves.

She has vast experience in database development, list management, and customization of personalized appeals. Highly sought out as a trainer as well, her clients include the John Templeton Institute for Non-Profit excellence, the Philadelphia Grantseekers Series, Philadelphia College of the Bible development program, Lutheran Synod Stewardship Conference, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Training for Development Directors.

Lynn has also been a speaker at two national conferences: Building Blocks for Inclusive Communities and Integration Works. She created a non-profit organization, Neighbors Empowering Pennsauken, to embrace the cultural diversity of her town and maintain stable integration. Camden County, NJ awarded her the Martin Luther King Award for these efforts and Pennsauken, NJ named her Citizen of the Year.

Lynn and her husband served the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Movement for 15 years, heading the US Media Apostolate. Currently Lynn is a member of the Board of Trustees of her Alma Mater, St. Basil Academy, Fox Chase, PA. She continues to serve her church & her community as a volunteer.

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Our Staff

Lynn Cummings Development Consultants staff members offer 135 combined years of service to the local church.

The faces to match the voices you know!

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Our Associate Team

EXPERIENCE AND TALENT DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Lynn Cummings Development Consultants uses a team approach which brings a broad array of talent and experience to each client we serve, including:

  • Local interest and personal involvement in the local (Arch) dioceses of Philadelphia, Camden, Trenton, Wilmington, Allentown and Scranton.
  • Work in and around church settings for more than two decades and deep knowledge of both the human and spiritual side of the Church
  • 50+ Capital Campaigns, most of them on behalf of churches and schools
  • 165+ Feasibility Studies and 200+ Annual Appeal Campaigns
  • More than 750 increased giving and stewardship programs
  • 60+ Development Programs for churches, non-profits, ministries and schools
  • Expert and award winning capabilities for photography; writing copy; design, layout and production of brochures, case statements, other communications materials.
  • Facilitation of the development of mission and vision statements for hundreds of organizations
  • More than 50 community needs assessments, needs analysis programs and market surveys
  • Management initiatives with more than 2,500 faith-based organizations nationwide since 1989. We believe this is more faith-based involvement than can be claimed by any other consulting group
  • One-on-one facilitation of 200+ strategic and long-range plans
  • 100+ Leadership Development initiatives for diocesan, church, ministry, civic and business managers
  • Pastoral planning leadership within the diocesan context
  • Provision of extensive training to more than 5,000 non-profits worldwide in planning, board and organizational development, communications and fundraising
  • Facilitation of scores of community planning meetings as well as testimony as expert witnesses in zoning hearings, court cases and governmental proceedings
  • Deep knowledge of diocesan and parish-level issues, dynamics and concerns
  • A complete production/mail house facility and staff that is expert in data management, production and personalized mailings, particularly in the church market.

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