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William J. Bennington

Bill Bennington brings extensive background in all aspects of senior-level management and consulting covering corporate, educational, not-for-profit, public and religious sector organizations, including one-on-one strategic planning facilitation with upwards of 200 organizations and institutions.

Mr. Bennington has been widely recognized through numerous awards by professional societies, business, civic, and charitable organizations for his work in developing innovative programs, and for his planning, organizational communications, and general management expertise. In late 2003 a corporate university created by Mr. Bennington for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina received a BEST Award from the American Society for Training and Development. In early 2004 the training organization he developed and headed was named #30 on Training Magazine’s coveted Top 100 list as well as a recipient of the magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award. In 2002 he was named one of Business Leader Magazine’s Top 100 Business Leaders in the Raleigh/Durham Research Triangle area.

In late 2003, he retired as Vice President, Training for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, where he also served as Vice President Corporate Communications. Earlier, he served as an officer of three New York Stock Exchange corporations including seven years as Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs for Colonial Penn Group, Inc., Philadelphia. He has also served as a director of several additional public corporations.

Further, he has consulted with a number of large and highly respected corporations, foundations, educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations as a provider of technical assistance related to the development of communications and management programs, human resources policies, organizational development programs, and strategic planning. His clients served include Xerox, ITT Corporation, Colgate-Palmolive, Florida Power and Light, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Bell of Pennsylvania, Scott Paper Company, Philadelphia Electric Company, Arco Chemical Company, Raytech Corporation, Capital Holding Corporation and its Direct Response Group of companies, Bankers Trust Inc., the Pew Charitable Trusts, and other national foundations.

Mr. Bennington has also taught courses in non-profit board development, strategic planning, budgeting, problem solving, and communications at the University of Pennsylvania College of Special Studies. He has lectured at Rider College, NC Central University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC State University, Enon College, Pfeiffer University, the University of Delaware and Temple University on planning, business ethics, communications and public relations.

He was also honored with the Good Samaritan Award from The Center for Urban Resources in Philadelphia for his volunteer work with inner city Philadelphia ministries, the Anthony J. Fulginiti Award for Contributions to Public Relations Education, and was named the first recipient of the Horizon Award for Innovative Communications from the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators for his “outstanding” contributions toward helping communities meet the challenge of change in the 1990s and beyond.

He is immediate past President of the Board of Carolina Correctional Services and, due to his retirement, recently resigned as a Trustee of the Orange County North Carolina United Way; Chair of the Issues Committee of Triangle United Way and a member of the Marketing Management Committee of that organization. In the recent past, he has served as President of The Dispute Settlement Center of Durham, a member of the President's Council of Gwynedd-Mercy College, a trustee of the West Jersey Chamber Music Society, and as a special advisor to the President and Board of Directors of Mercy Ships, the international relief organization.

A graduate of The University of Dayton (BA-Journalism), he is often asked to lecture before communications societies, non-profit groups and professional organizations (both regional and national). In addition, he frequently presents workshops and seminars to dioceses and professional groups on communications, planning, policy development, ethics and board of director's issues.

Visit Bill's website at http://www.billbennington.com

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Susan Cotterall

Susan Cotterall is founder and principal of The Training Source, an organization that provides consultants and speakers to both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Susan has been involved with the Institute for Non-Profit Excellence program from its inception and was the Director from 1990. In 1996, The Training Source was established to help leaders find and manage the best consultants, trainers and programs for their organization's needs plus expand the Institute program in other areas. Services are provided in the areas of strategic planning, board development, fund development, public relations, communications, sales and productivity issues.

Susan is active in her community through volunteer leadership primarily through her board service. She is a 1997 graduate and regular presenter of Board Basics for Leadership Delaware County.

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Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings has worked as a consultant with hundreds of not-for-profit organizations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Much of Jim’s work involves helping not-for-profits develop effective fund raising strategies and communications. Recognized for his informative and practical seminars and trainings, he also facilitates board retreats and presents at many not-for-profit conferences.

Jim is a co-creator and permanent faculty member of The Institutes for Non-Profit Excellence in the United States and Great Britain. Through these institutes he has trained more than 5,000 charitable organizations in the US and internationally since 1988.

Jim is also an Adjunct Professor for Eastern University's Master Class in Fundraising. His many clients-local, national, and international-range from small community-based organizations to large foundations and organizations including the Foundation Center of New York.

He is a recognized expert in the development and execution of individual giving campaigns. Jim assists organizations in addressing their funding concerns while training them in basic planning and development practices. In addition, he is a fully qualified public relations practioner, with expertise working with secular, religious, for-profit and not-for-profit clients.

As a permanent faculty member of The Urban Impact Institute Jim trained hundreds of small faith based organizations over the Institute's seven year existence. Corporate/Foundation/Government clients have included Arco Chemical, Bell Atlantic, Scott Paper, The US Department of Labor, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Pennsylvania and North Carolina, The Tiger Foundation, The Huston Foundation, The Savannah Foundation, The Templeton Foundation, and Phoenixville Community Health Foundation. Mr. Cummings' non - profit clients have included The Foundation Center, MEDA, Public/Private Ventures, North Carolina Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Caring Foundation, The New Jersey State Aquarium, The Center for Literacy, Billy Graham, The Elywn Institutes, Habitat for Humanity, The University of Delaware, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, St. Joseph's Carpenter Society, Young Life, Mercy Ships, The Phoenixville Library, The Children's Seashore House, The Pennsylvania Council of Churches, The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, The National Christian Choir, DC Cares, The Chester Education Foundation, The National Foundation for Training Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Artists in The Schools, New York Cares, DC Cares, Eastern College, The Philadelphia Bible College, The American Music Theater Festival, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra, and many more. Jim also served as National Training Director for Grantseeker.com, a "web superportal."

His experience includes: Executive Director of The Alan Ameche Memorial Foundation; Director of Public Affairs and Assistant to The Provincial for The Pallottine Religious Order; Director of Public Relations and Marketing for International House of Philadelphia; Director of Public Relations for Worldwide Marriage Encounter and Senior Vice President and Editor for Marketplace Advertising of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has served as board member and officer for many non-profit organizations. He was recently selected by the Foundation Center as one of the first twenty five consultants in this country to be part of their Foundation Center's Fundraising Consultants Network.

Jim has been active in the Diocese of Camden his entire adult life, deeply involved in supporting his Church as well as in community development throughout the area.

Visit Jim's website at http://www.jimcummings.com

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Jim Rementer

Biography coming soon

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Paul W. Zambo

Paul Zambo has been serving the Church, public agencies, non-profits and other religious organizations for 35 years as a provider of project planning, feasibility studies and capital campaigns, increased giving and stewardship programs.

Paul was appointed the first director of development for the Diocese of Allentown, PA, which includes Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill Counties. In that capacity, he was responsible for all fundraising activities in the Diocese for 15 years.

He ran the Bishop’s Annual Appeal which raised in excess of $30 million from its inception through the 12 years he ran it. He was also responsible for Parish Stewardship and Offertory Programs, and Parish and School Capital Campaigns.

In addition, he served as the Diocesan representative to the International Catholic Stewardship Council, a charter member of the Diocesan Pastoral Planning Committee, and a member of the Diocesan Building Committee.

Paul also served as executive director of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Allentown and as Executive Vice President of Allentown Development Corporation, its financing subsidiary.

He brings extensive experience in planning; public administration; project coordination and management; volunteer training and motivation; and grantsmanship to the table. Paul has directed and managed highly successful organizations that have pioneered programs in their respective fields. Having achieved many “firsts” with programs he has conceived and launched, Paul has cultivated excellent and lasting relationships with churches and diocesan clients he has served.

A guest speaker and presenter at a variety of local, state and national forums, Paul has also provided expert witness testimony before zoning boards, the courts and governmental bodies.

He has been recertified every three years by the Association of Fundraising Professionals since earning the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation in 1990. Paul earned a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia in 1969, and his M.A. in Government at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA in 1974.

In 2000, Paul received the Founder’s Award from Allentown Central Catholic High School.

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