For the last 20 years, native Atlantan Caroline Echols has dedicated her career to promoting nonprofits and generating the means for them to thrive. Her broad fundraising experience covers the spectrum of nonprofit organizations. Caroline’s ongoing involvement with the Atlanta philanthropic community gives her a rich range of contacts and a robust network.
Caroline got her first taste of fundraising while working for U.S. Senator Wyche Fowler, Jr. in Washington D.C. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Mary Baldwin College, she worked as Deputy Finance Director for two political campaigns and conducted PAC fundraising efforts before finding her joy in helping nonprofits. Upon returning to Atlanta, Caroline served as the Director of Development and Membership at the Georgia Wildlife Federation and the Membership Director at the Atlanta History Center.
Caroline co-founded Wellspring Nonprofit Resource in 2005. She is an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church and enjoys shooting sporting clays, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Mickey Desai is co-host and producer of the Nonprofit SnapCast podcast. As an entrepreneur, Desai invented The Nonprofit Snapshot, a micro-assessment and dashboard for nonprofit organizations. Desai remains active in the nonprofit world, producing the Nonprofit SnapCast podcast, and consulting for nonprofits.
Desai holds degrees from The University of Denver and Stetson University. Desai brings knowledge, understanding, and a unique perspective to any project in which he becomes involved, becoming a steadfast client advocate. He ensures the client story gets told correctly, always sensitive to an organization’s culture.
Mickey has a curiosity and sensitivity that stems from his academic pursuits and his experience working within a variety of organizational cultures. He is able to ensure that all parties feel heard in working toward problem resolution, and maintains the mark of a good conversation is in the listening.