Experienced and innovative consulting to
strengthen central North Carolina nonprofits

Experienced and innovative consulting to
strengthen central North Carolina nonprofits

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  • COVID 19

What We CAN Do

By Susan Ross. We are confident that a new normal is ahead – we just don’t know [...]

VISION

moss+ross provides experienced and innovative consulting to strengthen central North Carolina nonprofits. Our partners and associates take great pride in the firm’s vision: impact that matters, in a place we love. Close to 200 area nonprofit and educational organizations have worked with us to achieve their goals.

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LEADERSHIP

Mary Moss and Susan Ross each had over 30 years of professional experience when they founded moss+ross in 2009. Clients are matched with a hand-picked team of professionals who have strong track records in fundraising and related fields. Our team is committed to helping clients achieve growth and sustainability.

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SERVICES

We offer fundraising counsel, campaign counsel, strategic planning, executive search, interim staffing, and more. We serve sectors such as higher education and independent schools, social services, environment, healthcare, museums and arts organizations, and faith communities. Services are tailored to each client.

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“moss+ross has delivered on its promise to provide tailored strategic counsel to many of our schools and units. Their deep bench of talented associates has helped us with campaign strategy and fundraising plans, strategic planning, and interim staffing. Mary and Susan have a deep understanding of our university and minds that are helping us achieve our vision.”

David Routh, Vice Chancellor for University Development, UNC-Chapel Hill

“Over the course of many years and several projects, moss+ross has become a true partner in our success. Each partner, consultant and interim staff position has been of the highest talent, offering years of experience and knowledge. I honestly can say we would not be the strong organization we are today without moss+ross.”

Leigh Longino, Chief Executive Officer, Camp Corral

“I have just finished listening to a group of colleagues share war stories of struggling or highly dysfunctional Capital Campaigns. I already knew that we were lucky to have you working with us side by side on this campaign but hearing these stories only further cements that feeling. We are so lucky to have you and I am so appreciative of all of your hard work and dedication to the Campaign and our amazing community.”

Casey Baker, Former Executive Director, Beth El Synagogue

“Mary and Susan know how to make things happen. Their passion and tenacity help nonprofits succeed which in turn makes a tremendous difference in our community.”

Shelley Eure Belk, Executive Director, Foundation of Hope

“To Mary and Susan – I can’t thank you both enough for all of the guidance, input and connections over the years, from RMH (Ronald McDonald House) to Duke Law to just talking with friends of mine looking for non-profit opportunities. Of course, Fred and others have been significant in that regard as well, so congrats to the whole team.”

Geoff Krouse, Assistant Dean for Alumni & Development and Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Law School

“If your non-profit needs strategic fundraising guidance, count on this amazing organization to illuminate the next steps on your journey. Our communities are stronger because of moss+ross.”

Janice McAdams, Executive Director, SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals

“We thank you for all the hours you spent in getting us off to a terrific start for our HT campaign! Your complete knowledge of how to develop a successful campaign, your specific strategies for nonprofits like ours, your strong training for our staff, and your continuing encouragement of our efforts have been invaluable.  Thank you so much!”

Carol and Bob Bilbro, Campaign Co-Chairs, Healing Transitions

“The moss+ross team worked right alongside our staff to get at the heart of our work, identify our needs and produce an ambitious, but achievable, development path that would help guide us to defined success. Mary Moss’s willingness to advocate with our stakeholder groups was so helpful in getting across-the-board buy in to accomplish our goals.”

Kim Bart Mullikin, Senior Director, North Carolina Bar Foundation

“moss+ross has grown like gangbusters over the last ten years, and there are few folks who know the fundraising landscape here in the Triangle better than they. Plus, they are just stellar people whom I’ve really enjoyed working with.”

Kevin Spears, Director of Development, Center for Child & Family Health

“We deeply appreciate our partnership with moss+ross. Their support has made Forge Great Futures – our first major gifts campaign in over a quarter-century – a smashing success!”

Bill Ingram, President, Durham Tech Community College

“You do not know how it lifted my heart to see you at the Cathedral Dedication, Mary. What a wonderful journey this has been and it was providential and so fitting that I was able to connect with you during the campaign and for us to work so well with you and your team.”

Henry Zaytoun, Campaign Co-chair, Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh

“I want to thank Mary Moss and Kim Glenn from moss+ross for their professional guidance and assistance. The expertise and experience they brought to the process were invaluable and helped guide us to success.”

Kim Crouch, Executive Director, North Carolina Advocates for Justice

“We are so appreciative of all the contributions you have made to helping us over the past three years.  Our growth is directly attributable to moss+ross.”

Chris Budnick, Executive Director, Healing Transitions

“I am not sure how to properly express my gratitude for your team’s work in facilitating the Board retreat Friday.  I couldn’t have imagined its going better than it did.  I think you are just pretty much amazing – and am enjoying this time with you.”

Jamie Krzyzewski Spatola, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Emily Krzyzewski Center

“Just want you guys to know how much I appreciate working with y’all on our campaign! This is continually new territory for me but the guidance, help and advice along the way has been worth more than I can even express! The willingness and cooperation you guys provide is just more than I could even imagine when we first started down this path!”

Dawn McPherson, Chief Operating Officer, The Rams Club, UNC-Chapel Hill

“Thank you for the excellent leadership, facilitation and professionalism while guiding us to a very successful landing.”

Gracie Johnson-Lopez, Former Chair, Board of Directors, Durham Technical Community College Foundation

“We enjoyed working with Fred and the team! It has been a positive experience all around. Their thorough search process resulted in a wonderful hire.”

Sonia H. Murphy, Assistant Dean for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Advancement, NC State University

“It has been a pleasure working with moss+ross and we so appreciate your willingness to be flexible around the needs of the collaborative.  I know that we’re not your biggest client but you definitely make us feel like we are.  You have been a huge help as we have worked to cultivate further funding for our work.”

Ryan J. Fehrman, Executive Director, Families Moving Forward

“I’m proud of the work we’ve done together. moss+ross helped us build a ten year financial forecast and a campaign strategy to support a significant expansion. They are my dream team!”

Chris McLeod, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Duke University

“moss+ross raised our sights and challenged our fundraisers to think differently and embrace ambitious goals. This is exactly what our organization needed in order to be successful and achieve our goals in the campaign.”

John Montgomery, Executive Director, The Rams Club, UNC-Chapel Hill

“We are beyond grateful for our work with moss+ross. We were faced with some unpredicted and extraordinary challenges this year but LisaCaitlin truly helped us build a stronger database from start to finish. We received comprehensive updates, which have helped us with our current work and we feel that the changes and information provided to us will set us up for success in the future.”

Elizabeth Evans, Advancement Officer, El Futuro

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About the Founders

Mary Moss and Susan Ross have built the largest firm of its kind in the Triangle over the past decade, large enough to handle major campaigns but with the hands-on, locally based knowledge and experience a diverse client base needs for success. They are motivated by their deep desire to support the nonprofit community in the place they have called home for their entire lives. Download the moss+ross overview.

Susan Ross and Mary Moss

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