Maria Semple, Principal
Maria Semple is the firm's principal. An experienced
researcher, trainer and speaker on the topic of prospect research, she consults with organizations and firms
interested in finding and connecting with their best prospects for long-term relationships.
memberships play an important role in Maria's ongoing professional development.
She is currently a member of:
"Panning For Gold: Find Your Best
Donor Prospects Now!"™ and
"Panning For Gold: Find High-Net-Worth
In October 2009, she completed the Constant Contact University
Experts Program. As an Email Marketing Specialist, Maria can help small businesses, associations, and nonprofit organizations
understand and use email marketing best practices. She is considered an Authorized Local Expert with Constant Contact
on the topics of email marketing and simple social media strategies.
Maria began her consulting career
with Robert F. Semple Associates in 1990 directing capital campaigns for nonprofit organizations. The firm, now Semple
Bixel Associates, continues to enjoy a business relationship with The Prospect Finder. Other consulting firms that have
used Maria's services include: The Alford Group, Laurence A. Pagnoni Associates, Global Health Strategies, The Canon
Group LLC and Resource Development Counsel.
Prior to her work in this field,
she was a securities dealer in the investment banking industry. These combined strengths enable her to help both nonprofit
and financial services organizations to develop the depth and breadth of their reach to attain an even greater impact on their
Maria successfully completed an intensive Grant Proposal Writing Workshop conducted by
The Grantsmanship Center in New York, NY. She is a graduate of Douglass College.