RMA is a consortium of seasoned professionals versed in fundraising, leadership and organizational development, marketing/communications, and community/constituency development. While we believe in nurturing emerging young professionals into the most rewarding of fields—nonprofit management—our core consultants are experts with 25+ years of professional experience in the sector. When you engage Richard Male and Associates to work with you to build success, you are tapping into an exceptionally experienced corps of executive talent. We are also connected with a wide range of issue area experts who work with us on a project basis to meet unique client needs.
Richard Male (Company Founder/President) has worked with nonprofit organizations, associations, private foundations, corporations, local governments and schools to find practical solutions to real-life problems for more than 40 years. Rich was a founder of the Community Resource Center (a national capacity building organization), Colorado Nonprofit Association, Colorado Cross-Disability Organization, Community Shares of Colorado, the Colorado Grants Guide, and Rural Philanthropy Days, and is one of the leading experts in Colorado and nationally in a wide variety of capacity-building skills that can grow and develop nonprofit organizations and associations. Rich is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, writer, trainer and educator. In 2008/09, he conducted extensive workshops with the Tony Grampsas Youth Service grantees, Statewide Youth and Family Prevention Organizations and the Colorado Early Childhood Education Councils. Rich has helped author and steward public policy reform on the national level including the Community Reinvestment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For 18 years, Rich has taught fundraising, leadership and governance issues at the Master in Nonprofit Management degree program at Regis University.
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Scott Dupree (Senior Associate) is an international civil society and philanthropy consultant with extensive experience in helping build and strengthen civil society foundations and human rights organizations in Southern Africa, Brazil, Mexico and Southeast Asia. His interest in the power of communication and activism has led him to work with organizations concerned with social justice, human rights and the environment. To realize sustainable visions for social change, he has worked with dozens of grantmaking foundations, including the Community Foundation for the Western Region of Zimbabwe, the Foundation for Community Development (Mozambique), The Center for Socio-Environmental Support (Brazil) and the Samdhana Institute (Southeast Asia). He is a co-author of the Sourcebook on International Foundation Building. He was regional director for Southern African programs for the Synergos Institute in New York City, a founding director of Conectas Human Rights in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Alliance Coordinator for the Global Greengrants Fund in Colorado. Scott holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs from ColumbiaUniversity and a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College. Scott is also a doctoral candidate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at Denver University, working on a thesis on civil society in Zimbabwe.
Mandy M. Rigg (Senior Associate) has been a lead coach, writer, and trainer on RMA work for the New York Association of Independent Living Centers (NYAIL) and brings extensive background in all aspects of nonprofit management and development, including supporting and coaching a range of membership associations. She has been a senior member of the RMA team since 1990, helping organizations of every size and mission from small grassroots advocacy groups to established national associations. She creates strategic plans, resource development plans, and a wide range of fundraising, information, and promotional materials. She spent six years as the director of information services for the Colorado Association of Nonprofit Organizations, where she was editor of Nonprofit Colorado, the state association’s flagship newsletter. She also produced the popular series of administrative resource materials for Colorado nonprofits and coordinated CANPO’s educational programs. She has served on the board for Clinica Campesina, a group of community health clinics serving low-income and uninsured patients.
Sarah Wolfgram (Senior Associate) brings RMA a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector, primarily in strategic business development to raise funds, grow programs and increase public awareness for human service organizations. With a passion for supporting small, emerging and grassroots organizations, Sarah’s strength lies in her ability to develop effective systems with attention to both people and processes of an organization. She is adept at change management and encourages the thoughtful and intentional growth of each organization she works with. Sarah has worked for organizations with up to 1,200 staff members and has raised local, regional and national grants ranging from $500 to $1 million.