Lynne consults and collaborates with organizations as well as individuals providing comprehensive services for fundraising specializing in change management and organizational behavior issues.
Ms. Becker was Senior Counsel with Advancement Solutions providing consulting to non-profits concerning organizational challenges, change management, and fundraising best practices. Her clients included colleges and universities across North America, foundations affiliated with medical enterprises, and non-profits such as the American Red Cross, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Arthritis Foundation, YWCA and the Girl Scouts of America.
She has led, or lent her expertise to, countless organizations including assisting the University of Houston in preparation for their billion dollar campaign by helping the build-out of their advancement infrastructure including helping in the hiring of 8 positions for prospect research and management, information services, gift processing and records management, and the execution of an alumni survey. She also provided change management services to Southern Methodist University in Dallas to smooth their transition in leadership during a critical time of converting to a new software system. Furthermore, Lynne worked with the American Red Cross National Headquarters as Director of Development Systems for the organization’s fundraising division. While at the American Red Cross, Lynne played an instrumental role in a 2.5 million record conversion, a system software integration for 990 chapters, and process improvement opportunities through the aftermath of 9/11, four hurricanes, and a tsunami. Prior; Ms. Becker served as Kintera’s Vice President and General Manager of the health and social services sector leading a vertical group of services for a variety of clients including foundations, social agencies, and international organizations; was a member of the consulting firm of Bentz Whaley Flessner where she assisted higher education institutions and healthcare facilities prepare for major fundraising campaigns and reorganize for optimal efficiency; served as Assistant Vice President for Advancement Services at the University of Washington and managed a staff that supported development and alumni relations and prepared for a 2 billion dollar campaign.
Ms. Becker has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland; a Master of Education in student personnel work in higher education from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Master of Business Administration in higher education administration from the University of Hawaii. She is ABD for her doctorate from Vanderbilt University in organizational behavior with an emphasis on change management. Ms. Becker is also the recipient of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Crystal Apple Award for excellence in teaching and the Jonathan Lindsay Life Time Achievement Award from the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP).