Tucker Branham, Ed.D., CFRE. is a leader in nonprofit leadership and philanthropy. She began her career at Emory University in the central annual fund office working with all nine schools and units. Tucker then moved into consulting with Corporate DevelopMint, where she worked with national and international nonprofits on every facet of nonprofit development. Over the years, she has become a specialist in facilitating development assessments, strategic planning, board restructuring, foundation implementation, executive and leadership coaching, campaign planning management, and organizational culture. After six great years with Corporate DevelopMint, Tucker became the Executive Director of the Porter-Gaud Foundation, where she created a foundation, built a board, and launched a campaign. After five great years with Porter-Gaud, Tucker returned to consulting to work with nonprofits and nonprofit leaders on change management, all aspects of development and advancement, leadership transitions, and supporting the organizations that were doing the most meaningful and needed work.
Tucker is a member of Charleston’s 40 under 40 class of 2017, has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, served on the alumni boards of The Asheville School and Warren Wilson College as well as the board for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Lowcountry and Atlanta Chapters.
Tucker holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, a portfolio in Advertising, Art Direction from the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA, a Masters in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University. Her dissertation focused on change management, leadership, and change response. Through her experience, passion, commitment, knowledge, expertise, and skillsets, Tucker is able to approach challenges with a fresh, creative eye and offer solutions that drive our clients’ success.
June Bradham is a widely recognized business leader and fundraising expert. Under her guidance and with her hands-on approach, she and her team at CDM (formerly Corporate DevelopMint) have led more than 200 successful fundraising campaigns ranging from $3 million to more than $100 Million.
June founded Corporate DevelopMint in 1987. In 2018, Corporate DevelopMint rebranded as CDM: Change Develop Move. Over the past 40+ years, June has led the firm and her clients to unparalleled success through passion, commitment, knowledge, experience, expertise, and research. CDM’s research includes a groundbreaking study of what drives fundraising success designed by an interdisciplinary team of PhD’s, and a study of best practices in free healthcare clinics that was funded by the Duke Endowment.
June works on product development for CDM, creating dozens of customized training programs for nonprofits. Her hands-on work with more than 250 boards has resulted in a unique format for solicitation training, as well as a unique process for aligning nonprofit staff and leadership with the communities they serve. As a consultant to one of the world’s largest consulting companies, June has also developed and implemented training programs for fundraising consultants from more than 17 countries.
In addition, June has personally served on more than 25 nonprofit boards, including service on the executive committees of most of those boards. A sampling includes the Darla Moore School of Business; the Citadel School of Business; the SC Chamber of Commerce; the Governor’s School for Science & Math; the Community Foundation of Coastal SC; the Spoleto Festival; and Porter-Gaud School.
June’s articles appear in trade journals such as Advancing Philanthropy, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and Journal for the Advancement of Secondary Education. Her book, What Nonprofit Boards Want, was published in 2009 by John Wiley & Sons.
June has received many top awards in her field, including Fundraiser of the Year from the Association of Fundraising Professionals International’s Lowcountry Chapter (2012); the first CEO of the Year in Charleston Regional Business Journal’s Most Influential Businesswomen Awards (2009); and the Women of Achievement Award from the Alliance for Women in the category of Economic Autonomy (2008).
Lindsey Vance, Ph.D. has more than a decade's worth of experience working with nonprofit organizations on issue advocacy, social justice, community change, and economic development. She has experience in marketing, fundraising, strategic planning and applied research.
Lindsey began her career at The World Affairs Council, where she was responsible for promoting the Global Policy Forum and annual conference at Asilomar. In 2007 she initiated a decade of work in Latin America as the Director of Marketing and Communications for Amigas del Sol, a Guatemalan women’s organization. In 2016 Dr. Vance received her Ph.D. in political science. Her research employed qualitative and quantitative methods to explain the effects of the nonprofit sector on political outcomes and public policy in the United States and in Latin America.
Before moving to South Carolina, Lindsey was an instructor at the University of Colorado where she taught graduate and undergraduate classes on research methods, public policy, and gender politics. While in Colorado, she worked with international aid organizations as an independent consultant evaluating program outcomes and recommending organizational strategies to maximize impact. Most recently Lindsey served as the Director of Data and Strategy at Teach For America. She has presented at national and international conferences, including the American Political Science Association's Annual Conference, the Latin American Studies Annual Conference, and the Ashoka U Exchange Conference. She has written numerous white papers on issues such as women’s empowerment, poverty, and social change and her research has been published in Gender and Society. Dr. Vance received her Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Colorado, and she holds a B.A. in government and environmental studies from the College of William and Mary.
Currently, Lindsey draws on her research background and nonprofit experience to facilitate data-driven decision making within organizations. Lindsey is an avid runner, has completed multiple long distance races, and enjoys hiking and skiing with her family whenever time allows.
The chief executive officer and the board chair are the two most critical roles that lead to organizational success, including funding. CDM works with organizational leaders to assess leadership styles, organizational culture, and, in partnership with the chief executive, provides coaching and recommendations to help the executive and the board chair to become even more effective. This program is important at any time, however, especially in times of change, culture issues, succession planning, conflict management, campaign preparation and needed staff development.
Strategic planning (also referred to as business planning) is a process nonprofits use to make critical trade-offs to best achieve their goals. These processes have varying degrees of intensity: some are high level developed in retreat settings while others engage internal and external audiences intended to guide and inform key decisions toward specific organizational aims. CDM will work with you, either short or long term to uncover a thoughtful assessment aligning goals with organizational vision, mission, and values, ultimately creating an action plan to elevate you to the next level.
From keynote addresses to special seminars, CDM principals deliver practical advice that can enlighten new fundraisers and reawaken veterans, motivate boards and staff. From retreats gatherings of multi-office organizations, we can talk with you about our most popular topics or customize a seminar or talk specifically for your organization.
Most board chairs and executives state that the greatest opportunity for boards to improve is in fundraising. Strong understanding of programs is linked to stronger engagement, strategy, and external leadership — including fundraising. CDM works with development the chief executive to help address this issue. The triad of board, the board chair, and the executive in total alignment, keenly focused on mission, sets the tone for the board experience. CDM works with the executive to engage each board member and the board to understand the roles and responsibilities of a board. We do this through:
There are three ways to fund an organization or institution: earn, borrow or be given. That philanthropic support is our specialty. CDM works with staff and volunteer leadership to assess the needs, create a plan, and partner to implement the plan. We do this through: