Consultant, Goettler Associates, Inc
Lori Hunter Overmyer, MBA, CFRE, has more than 30 years of professional fundraising experience with a focus on the arts, and social and human service organizations. As a development director, Lori acquired an expertise in implementing annual and capital fundraising plans, strategic analysis, major donor solicitation, and establishing development procedures to maximize effective operations and communications. A consultant with Goettler Associates, Inc. (Columbus, Ohio) since 2005, she has lent her knowledge of marketing research, proposal writing, personal donor cultivation, recognition strategies and volunteer leadership to some of the Ohio's most successful capital campaigns, many of which exceeded their original fundraising goal by millions of dollars. An accomplished and successful speaker, she is frequently called upon to offer her take on topics as varied as major gifts, grants writing, donor metrics, and public-private partnerships.
She has been a proud member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) since 1986, and received her CFRE certification in 1994. Lori has been a member of AFP Chapter Boards in St. Louis, Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; and Columbus, Ohio, where she served in 2010 as Chapter President. In 2011, Lori was recognized as the Outstanding Fundraising Professional at the Central Ohio Chapter's National Philanthropy Day awards celebration. She currently chairs AFP International's Research Council, and was on the task force to create and pilot the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, an educational module to assist nonprofit agencies in the quantifiable measurement of development activities. In 2015, Lori was elected to serve on the AFP Global Board of Directors and was elected in 2019 for a third term of service. She is currently a member of the AFP Global Strategic Planning Committee and the Content Advisory Committee. Since 2012, she has served as an adjunct professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, where she teaches classes on Fundraising and Development, and Board Skills. An avid community volunteer in the central Ohio region, Lori was honored to be recognized as the recipient of the 2009 LifeCare Alliance Outstanding Spirit Award and the 2018 Leadership for a Lifetime Award from Leadership Worthington.