Dave Sternberg

Loring Sternberg & Associates

Personal Information


Areas of Expertise

  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Composition & Board Development
  • Structure & Culture
  • Strategic Thinking & Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Governance Design & Support

Dave Sternberg is an independent consultant with Loring, Sternberg and Associates, based in Indianapolis, IN, and has served as a Senior Governance Consultant for BoardSource. Dave is also a member of the faculty at the Lilly School of Philanthropy’s Fund Raising School, where he teaches “Developing Annual Sustainability, Principles and Technique of Fundraising” and “Developing Major Gifts,” as well as numerous customized training programs nationally and internationally.

He has been a nonprofit professional since obtaining a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. As a board consultant, he provides counsel on such topics as strategic planning and fundraising. His clients describe him as a gifted strategist, adept at assessing and identifying solutions for organizational and board challenges, and brutally honest.

From 1991 to 1996, Dave served as a staff member at both small and large nonprofit organizations in human services and higher education. In 1996, he founded Loring, Sternberg and Associates, which provides counsel to educational foundations, social service organizations, higher education, membership organizations, children’s groups, and museums.

In partnership with BoardSource, Dave authored the training Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising as well as the second edition of Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards, Second Edition, which is one of the organization’s best sellers.

Dave is active in the Indiana chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, serving one term as the chapter president, two terms as the vice president of programs, and two years as the chair of Indiana Fund Raising Day. He is a board member for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis and the Catch the Stars Foundation.

Dave specializes in:

  • Board’s role in fundraising
  • Board roles & responsibilities
  • Governance reviews
  • Keynote speeches
  • Facilitation of board retreats & board training

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