Associate Vice President of Global Philanthropy
Lindsay Long is the Associate Vice President of Global Philanthropy at FNY, bringing over 10 years’ experience in research, development and communications to the team. Previously in-house at a global development nonprofit with diverse experiences across the donor pyramid, Lindsay leads teams in development audits, integrated strategic planning, prospect research, and personalized strategies to advance donor relationships. She also develops and executes trainings for nonprofit boards and staff as a trusted presenter on best practices, trends, and learnings in philanthropy. Her extensive professional travels throughout Africa, Asia and Europe are critical to her comprehension of global fundraising markets and collaborations with organizations from around the world.
Closer to home, Lindsay is a proud volunteer with Grand Street Settlement, a social service organization focused on supporting families in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City, and active supporter of arts and community development in her neighborhood of Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in geography and economics from McGill University in Montreal.
What is your #1 fundraising tip? Don’t take small donors for granted! They are often more generous as a percentage of income, and their giving is frequently unrestricted – the goldmine for a fundraiser. A culture of philanthropy should be present at all levels of the giving pyramid, so find unique ways to practice regular-level donor stewardship. By rightfully celebrating these important donors, you can set your work apart from other organizations, building long-term value through a loyal base of supporters.