Sarah Wild, MPA, CFRE
Founder
Sarah Wild helps nonprofits achieve their fundraising goals. She founded Wild Fundraising to address the diverse needs of organizations of all sizes. A UCLA graduate, she obtained her Master of Public Administration from the University of New Orleans with a specialization in Hazard Policy. Sarah is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) member with a decade of experience managing charity fundraising projects and programs. Sarah’s expertise informs her specialized skills, such as grant writing, as well as allowing her to work within an existing system to optimize or build general development infrastructure. Her specialties include consulting with organizations to provide support during leadership transitions and restructuring and designing successful annual giving campaigns. Sarah also excels at helping grassroots start-ups and struggling nonprofits reach their full potential. In 2015 she published a chapter on the topic of Business Continuity during times of disaster, for the textbook The Private Sector's Role in Disasters: Leveraging the Private Sector in Emergency Management.
Vera Gutmann, MA
Grant Writer & Researcher
Vera Gutmann is a grant writer, researcher, and web content strategist who has been with Wild Fundraising since its inception. During the course of her graduate studies at Tulane University she researched in French-, German-, and Spanish-language archives and presented her work on the history of Africans in the Americas at prestigious national and international conferences. The recipient of a graduate teaching award in 2011, Vera is a long-time advocate of educational equality and participatory democracy, which led her to join in the making of the civil rights documentaries One Voice and Four Corners as her latest volunteer project. She has five years of professional experience in online content strategy, web design, database design, and search engine optimization and nearly a lifetime of experience in creative writing. She finds the most rewarding aspect of her job to be the opportunity to help people and organizations doing good in the world to better communicate their vision, so that they can do even more.
Carla Simmons, BS
Development Associate
Carla Simmons is the Graduate Level Nonprofit Development Intern. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Xavier Universiy of Lousiana and is currently a Master's of Public Administration candidate at The University of New Orleans, with a concentration in Hazard Policy. She is a member of The Junior League of New Orleans where she contributes to various volunteer projects that help women and children of New Orleans. Her passions are helping people reach their full potential and learning the inner workings of nonprofits, which drew her to Wild Fundraising.
Adrianna Pince, JD
Special Projects Consultant and Legal Counsel
Adrianna Pince received her Juris Doctor at Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, with a Certificate of Specialization in International Legal Studies. During law school, Adrianna volunteered as a student practitioner in the Workplace Justice division of the Loyola Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, where she worked on behalf of indigent clients filing wage claims against employers and handling other labor-related matters. Adrianna has extensive experience in leadership, events planning and organization, and volunteer work. She was a member of the Steering Committee for a Doctors Without Borders Access to Essential Medicines EXPO in 2002 and, as a member of her law school’s Social Committee, helped coordinate all their events. Adrianna has been an avid volunteer for over fifteen years, donating her time to Habitat for Humanity, CACTUS, and many other nonprofits.