is President of Third Sector Innovations. Illene has been involved in organizational development as a business owner, nonprofit executive director, board member, volunteer and consultant for 24 years. This experience is coupled with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), a BA in journalism and recognition as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CRFE) by the Association of Fund Raising Professionals.
As an active volunteer, Illene serves as past president for the Colorado Nonprofit Association and of Citizen Action for Colorado Nonprofits, formed to oppose the 1996 ballot initiative that would have assessed property tax of Colorado nonprofit groups. She is past president for the Grand Junction Lions Club, which hosts the largest one-day fund raiser among Lions Clubs internationally.
Illene's expertise is complemented by a team of professionals, located throughout Colorado, who can help develop the organizational and financial resources vital to your success.