Amy Liefer, CFRE, MSOL
Amy Liefer is a consultant and nonprofit executive who offers her clients creative solutions to achieve extraordinary goals. With 18 years of field experience working in fundraising and development, she has raised more than $80 million for nonprofit organizations.
As President of Prosper Advising, Amy helps nonprofit organizations build sustainable annual and major gift programs, plan and implement capital campaigns, conduct board and volunteer development, and provides executive coaching for nonprofit leaders.
Amy brings real world experience from the fundraising trenches, having worked as a fundraiser for local branches of organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the American Diabetes Association. She has more than a decade of experience in executive leadership for nonprofit organizations, and 10 years in healthcare philanthropy. She has spent the last seven years fundraising and consulting for a large hospital system, including working on two capital campaigns for replacement hospitals.
Amy is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and earned her Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. She received a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University, where she also received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.
John Jatcko is a nonprofit consultant and retired Edward Jones executive with more than 30 years of experience helping people achieve big dreams. John currently serves as Vice President of Prosper Advising, where he helps nonprofits achieve greatness in annual and major gift programs, capital campaigns, board and volunteer development, and executive coaching for nonprofit leaders.
During John’s 33 years as an Edward Jones advisor he became a limited partner, a hiring team member, and served as a performance leader in his region. John started one of the first 10 branches in the St. Louis Metro East region, where he built and managed $200 million in assets. John started his consulting services with Edwards Jones training hundreds of new and veteran advisors, and designing and implementing mentor programs.
John has always had a passion for volunteerism, serving on numerous boards and committees. Over his career he has spent time serving on the boards of St. Paul School Board, St. Paul Education Foundation, Faith Countryside Homes Nursing Home/Retirement Community, Latzer Library, Mater Dei High School Foundation, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Friends of Music at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. John also served as a member of Highland Electric Utility Commission and Highland Economic Development Commission, where he served as President for one term.