Episode 24: MaryFran Mitrano, From Harvard to the Arts

In this episode, we talk with MaryFran Mitrano who has spent a 30-year career in nonprofits. She spent many years at Harvard in fundraising then transitioned to her local arts nonprofit in her town. We chat about the challenges and ups-and-downs of fundraising and nonprofits. She gives insight into why we shouldn’t be afraid to fundraise. We discuss the generosity of Americans and how heart-warming it is about our tradition of philanthropy, unlike any country in the world.

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Guest Info

MaryFran Mitrano is a development professional with an extensive background in higher education and the arts. She is experienced in many facets of fundraising, including donor engagement and strategy, capital campaigns, stewardship, communications, advancement operations, and event design and management. She holds a B.A. from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.

Show Notes

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