Bull Moose Group is a boutique firm dedicated to guiding small and medium-sized non-profit organizations in their quest to maximize fundraising success and organizational strength. We respect each client’s unique history, mission and limited resources as we counsel board members and staff to work as a team to realize their goals.
We choose to work with clients who have a principled goal: improve the world in some specialized way; whether it be the environment, the arts, youth development, social justice, animal welfare, or human services. Together we affirm that a financially sound, vibrant and productive non-profit enriches our lives and our communities.
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In 2007 Ronnie Weston founded Bull Moose Group, a collaborative group of independent consultants, to counsel small to medium sized nonprofits in fulfilling their missions and realizing their visions. Specializing in grassroots fundraising and board governance, Ronnie places special emphasis on the role of the nonprofit in enriching the community. She is particularly adept at working with staff and lay leadership and knows how to navigate the challenges of those relationships. Other areas of expertise include campaign feasibility studies, capital and annual campaign counsel and management, development audits, board recruitment and training, database management, marketing, and special events.
Ronnie brings a unique combination of skills to the not for profit landscape. She is an attorney (“fully recovered”), an accomplished entrepreneur, public speaker, author, fundraiser, and results-oriented team leader. She was recently selected by Maine Health Access Foundation (MEHAF) to participate in a consultant-cohort training program designed to enhance client service by consulting through an “equity lens.” Organizations who serve marginalized populations are the recipients of the unique governance models and development programs designed by Ronnie to raise the consciousness of the organization and empower its leaders to serve with knowledge, pride and sensitivity.
Community service is a priority for Ronnie and while her time is limited, she volunteers as a Cumberland County Master Gardener and proudly serves on the ACA Insurer, Community Health Options Board of Directors as its Governance Committee Chair and member of the Community Benefit Expenditure Advisory Council. Ronnie is also a member of Invest for Better, a national campaign for women to demystify impact investing and mobilize their money for the greater good.
A graduate of Washington University cum laude, Ronnie holds a Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Maine Association of Nonprofits, Maine Philanthropy Center, and Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Ronnie lives in Harpswell with her husband Evan and three rescue dogs, Gibbs, Kiki, and Maizie. Her passions include cooking, gardening, photography, hiking, and her delicious 9 grandchildren.
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Evan has extensive experience raising funds in the private sector, having spent over forty years in the institutional investment management business. He was responsible for raising over $5 Billion in that arena and revelled in the personal relationships he developed over the years with trustees, investment managers, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists.
Evan retired from the investment management business in 2009 but knew he wanted to stay involved in the world of commerce while making a difference in the Midcoast Maine community. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Angel Flight Southeast, Clothes to Kids, President of Harpswell Neck Fire and Rescue Board and Harpswell Santa and for each of those organizations, raised money to help them achieve their objectives.
Most recently, Evan was responsible for seeking new leadership for the Board, Advisory Council and Capital Campaign Committee and the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors for Midcoast Humane. . In less than 18 months, Evan was able to raise $1.5 Million from individual donors.
Evan has the unique ability to be fearless in the process of establishing new relationships and asking for gifts. He has done that in his professional career and he finds it much easier when the mission for which he is asking is not about him, or his own wealth advancement, but rather is for the financial health of worthwhile nonprofit organizations.
In addition to his other pursuits, Evan has built a successful practice in alternative dispute resolution—arbitration, mediation and fact-finding. He serves on the American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel and the Roster of Labor Arbitrators.
Evan’s passion is dogs: caring for them, rescuing them, and training them to be valuable and loved members of their families.Evan lives in Harpswell with his wife Ronnie, their three dogs, and spends as much time as he can with his 10 grandchildren.
Kim Sullivan began working with Bull Moose Group a year ago, motivated to apply her passion for supporting small to medium sized non-profits achieve their missions through strategic operations and fundraising. At Bull Moose Group, Kim has worked on a diverse portfolio of projects spanning development strategy, graphic design and fundraising operations.
Originally from Brunswick, Maine, Kim graduated from Bates College in May of 2013 with a degree in Psychology and Educational Studies. During her sophomore year, she co-founded Tree Street Youth Center in Lewiston, Maine and established the BRANCHES College Preparation Program.
In 2014, Kim moved to New York City to work at Global Health Corps (GHC), an international fellowship and leadership development organization focused on global health equity. In her role as the Admissions and Operations Manager she was responsible for the organization’s competitive fellowship selection process, managing and training GHC staff, interns and fellows (over 250 individuals) to review and ultimately select from over 5500 applicants. In 2016, Kim transitioned out of her role at GHC, eager to spend time abroad and traveled between Europe and East and Southern Africa. She then returned to Maine as the Director of Operations at Tree Street Youth, helping to build and strengthen their internal operations systems.
Kim moved back to New York City this past October to pursue a certificate in Graphic Design at Parsons School of Design at the New School in Manhattan. At Bull Moose Group she has been able to put her design skills to work designing websites and social media graphics and collateral for fundraising appeals and events. Additionally, she has loved the opportunity to continue working with Bull Moose Group from the city as it gives her ample opportunities to travel home to Maine!
Rebecca Green is an experienced administrator, educator and grantwriter who combines versatile communication skills with an insider’s knowledge of successful nonprofit management.
Over 12 years as director of the nonprofit Kennebec Montessori School, she gained a wealth of experience in marketing, fundraising, volunteer management, strategic planning, and communication skills, which gives her an essential perspective in helping nonprofits reach their development goals. Under her leadership, the school grew by 30% and completed a successful fundraising campaign that enabled the school to build a new wing on the facility.
Since moving into development work in 2018, she has enjoyed working with Bull
Moose Group, and has written grants for a number of organizations on issues including youth development, arts education, and homelessness.
Educated in Canada, she holds a number of degrees including a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Toronto. She is also a certified yoga instructor as well as an accomplished pianist. The proud mother of two (nearly) grown children, she lives in Waterville, with her husband, Leo.