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For more than three decades, and throughout the U.S., Rita Fuerst Adams has served charitable and philanthropic organizations with operating budgets of $1 million to $1.5 billion and resulting campaigns ranging from $1 million to $450 million. Her experience includes working with causes in education, youth, the arts, community and economic development, historic preservation, health care, international relations, and professional and civic affairs.

Rita Fuerst Adams taught Entrepreneurship for Nonprofits for the masters in Organizational Leadership at Wheelock College. She has written and published extensively in the field, including editing the book for the Center on Philanthropy, What Fundraisers Need to Know About State and Federal Regulation: How it Can Influence All Aspects of Their Work

Since starting Charitable and Philanthropic Management Counsel, Rita Fuerst Adams has transformed charitable and philanthropic organizations at the heart of social change into professionally run, better funded, effective organizations. Key to building successful organizations is establishing a strategy for growth, developing the total necessary financing, and creating and executing on a persuasive messaging campaign to communicate the organization’s impact and goals.


Charity relieves need.
Philanthropy rewards promise.