Richard Wizansky

  • Richard Wizansky




Executive coaching; board development and training; fundraising strategy development; campaign advising; development inventories; proposal writing; major donor prospecting.


Ed.D, Educational Policy, Research and Administration, UMASS-Amherst; MA, American Literature, Tufts University; BA, English Language & Literature, Boston University


Fundraising and Philanthropy


Richard has raised tens of millions of dollars for nonprofits over the past 40 years, specializing in obtaining six-figure-plus contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2012, he founded BoldMoves Consulting with the mission of advising, training, and supporting nonprofits to maximize their resources and impact. Consults include campaign guidance, staff and board training, major donor prospecting and qualification, proposal writing, solicitation training, strategic planning, and case development, among others.

Richard received a doctorate in educational policy, research and administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He taught English literature and composition at Tufts University and Greenfield Community College from 1968 to 1989. From 1989 to 2011, Richard served in a variety of leadership roles with the Student Conservation Association, including development director, senior director for institutional advancement and associate vice president for corporate relations. In that role, Richard established SCA’s corporate partnership program and brought corporate revenue to more than $3 million annually within the first 18 months of his leadership. He is currently teaching fundraising and philanthropy at Marlboro.

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