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Where there is understanding there is success

The founders and executive team at Pace Fundraising adhere to the principles of systems and process while applying creative energy giving your project unique advantages. The operation teams supporting Pace-led projects are selected specifically from among only the most experienced executives.

The size and scope of the team is adjusted to the ebb and flow of the work and expertise required and is managed accordingly to the specific needs of your project. This flexibility assures that you are getting the best expertise at the right time, the right way, at the right price: a seamless team of professionals, all working in one direction. Innovative, highly skilled, efficient; just some of the descriptors clients have used when working with Pace Fundraising.

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Through the flexible and fluid methods of customized professional team building, Pace Fundraising serves project owners with the appropriate professional expertise.  We can bring several services together within a single project team:

  • design
  • strategy
  • fundraising
  • finance

TEAM LEADERSHIP

With a team of experienced fundraising strategists that span sectors and skillsets — we combine big picture thinking with in-the-field action.
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Shannon Schweigert

Principal

With a passion for organization and detail, the majority of Shannon’s career has been spent as a professional fundraiser. His experience as a writer and broadcaster are reflected in his ability to craft precise, motivating messages encouraging financial support of worthy causes.

In addition to communications, his role at PACE is that of check-list master, keeping campaign’s efficient and on schedule. He believes precision and attention to detail ultimately determine success.

Shannon and wife Holly have two grown children and have lived in the Fargo Metro since 1997.

Professional Skills

- Communications – experienced public speaker/presenter, professional writer
- Organization – former administrator, detail-oriented, check-list master
- Adaptation – ability to apply intel to better position situations for success

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Michael Overby

Principal

Michael enjoys raising money. It’s the only job he has ever had. From his first position out of college through his time with a university foundation and into his current tenure as a consultant, he has amassed an incredible network of leaders who call upon his skills to fund their missions.

At PACE, Michael leads the personal side of fundraising, coordinating volunteer team functions: engagement, education, and advice. His success at building lasting relationships gives PACE clients unique advantages.

Michael and his wife Amy have six children and live in St. Paul.

Professional Skills

- Field experienced professional fundraiser - expert cultivation, prospect contact techniques
- One-on-one communications - expert listening skills, ability to effectively convey clients' vision
- Trustworthy - brings confidence to executives, volunteers, and donor prospects

Shannon Schweigert – Career at a Glance

  • PACE Fundraising – Principal – 2018 – current
  • Davinci Management, LLC – Partner, Chief Operations Officer – 2013-2018
  • GivingPoint – Owner – 2007-2013
  • Impact Foundation – Vice President of Development – 2005-2007
  • University of Jamestown – Vice President for Advancement – 2002-2005
  • Foster Klima & Co. – EideBailly, LLP – Registered Investment Advisor – 1996-2002
  • University of Jamestown – Chief Development Officer – 1990-1996

 

Shannon Schweigert – Professional Skills

  • Communications – experienced public speaker/presenter, professional writer
  • Organization – former administrator, detail-oriented, check-list master
  • Adaption – ability to apply intel to better position situations for success

Michael Overby – Career at a Glance

  • PACE Fundraising – Principal – 2018 – current
  • Davinci Management, LLC – Independent Contractor – 2013-2018
  • BioLogos – Development Director – 2015-2017
  • GivingPoint – Director of Faith Operations – 2011-2013
  • Minnesota State University Foundation – Development Officer – 2008-2011
  • Walsh & Associates Fundraising – Fundraising Consultant – 2002-2008
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship – Development Officer – 1990-2002

 

Michael Overby – Professional Skills

  • Field experienced professional fundraiser – expert cultivation, prospect contact techniques
  • One-on-one communications – expert listening skills, ability to effectively convey clients’ vision
  • Trustworthy – brings confidence to executives, volunteers, and donor prospects
Just send us your questions and we will give you the help you need.
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IN SUMMARY

Your vision becomes a reality when combined with PACE’s experience, systems, and processes.

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