David’s 13 years of sales and marketing experience combined with his 15 years of development work make him one of the primary architects of McDonald Schaefer’s fundraising strategies. His expertise includes capital campaigns, major gifts, feasibility studies, annual giving and board development. David has assisted a wide variety of organizations ranging from emerging nonprofits to large, well-established NPOs with statewide, national and international constituencies.

He has participated in securing numerous multi-million dollar and dozens of six-figure major gifts, and is especially skilled in planning and directing multi-million dollar capital and endowment campaigns for diverse clients, including those in the fields of healthcare, education, environment, religion, libraries, recreation and more. He is creative, process-minded and thorough.

Dave earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire with a double major in Business Administration and Management Information Systems. He lives in Madison.