Welcome John Brooks to the Danoksy & Associates Team!
Danosky & Associates is pleased to welcome John Brooks to our team. John brings over 27 years of experience with nonprofits – especially in the area of fundraising, working with volunteers and building strong boards. “I am excited to be working with John. He has the donor-focused emphasis on fundraising that I share. The impact he has made at the organizations where he has worked has been remarkable. He is one of those rare fundraising professionals who has made an exceptional difference not just to the organizations where he worked, but to the nonprofit community,” notes Sharon Danosky.
If you would like to meet with John, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John has been working in the field for nearly three decades. During that time he has amassed a wealth of experience in every aspect of fundraising: major & planned giving, corporate sponsorships, foundation & corporate grants, fundraising events, direct marketing, volunteer management, community outreach, external communications, and media relations. In addition, he has extensive experience developing, training, and leading numerous volunteer and board committees to identify and solicit donors and to conduct fundraising events. “These are the skills that every nonprofit organization needs to excel today!” says Sharon Danosky.
John is also a leader for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), where he has been a member since 1996. In 2021 he was named AFP Outstanding Fundraising Professional in Connecticut He has served on the AFP Board of Directors since 2006 and was the Chapter President in 2011-2012. He has held leadership positions on the Program, Nominating and Mentorship Committees.
John was most recently the Chief Development Officer for Columbus House, a New Haven based non-profit organization serving those who are experiencing homelessness and has served in that capacity since January 2004. Prior to working at Columbus House, he was Vice President of Marketing & Development for Save the Sound, a New Haven based environmental organization and was also Director of Development at the state headquarters of Special Olympics Connecticut.
He is the former Vice Chair of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Resource Council and served on the steering committee for Leave-A-Legacy Connecticut. He is also a graduate of the Greater New Haven Leadership Center. John is a volunteer instructor with the CT DEEP Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education program (CARE) and is a cycling coach, special partner and cycling committee member with Special Olympics CT.
John is a Philadelphia native and lives in Monroe with his wife, Monica. He has two grown daughters and just recently became a grandfather! When not involved in nonprofit work, John enjoys cycling, kayaking, fishing, and hiking.