Job Title: Director, Analytics & Business Consulting Services

Organization:Blackbaud, Inc.

Degree(s): B.A.; masters’ degrees in arts administration and higher education administration

Melissa Bank Stepnohas worked in the fundraising and nonprofit arena for more than 20 years, consulting with hundreds of clients across all sectors and sizes. She is currently the director of analytics & business consulting services for Blackbaud and is the 2021-2022 president for Apra. As a frequent speaker at industry events and contributor to whitepapers and articles, her areas of interest include the effective use of data and analytics to drive fundraising growth, the impact of high net worth philanthropy on major giving programs, and developing best practices for prospect research and prospect management. She previously held board roles with NEDRA, the AFP Northern New England Chapter, and the Brandeis University Alumni Association. She received her BA from Brandeis University and master's degrees in arts administration and higher education administration from Boston University.

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