Melissa Brown, Staff/Consultants 

Melissa Brown, Principal of Melissa S. Brown & Associates, LLC, advises nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and internationally, offering services in proposal writing, fundraising, nonprofit sector research, program evaluation, and project management. She worked nearly 20 years at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, most recently as managing editor of Giving USA, the yearbook of philanthropy published by Giving USA Foundation. Ms. Brown has fundraising and program experience in healthcare, educational, human services, and arts-related charitable organizations.

She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association of Philanthropic Counsel (APC), and the Associations for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

She earned a bachelor’s degree at Reed College in Portland,Oregon and a Master of Governmental Administration degree at the University of Pennsylvania.