Dana Earhart is Regional Vice President of 1-2-1 Executive Search, an executive recruitment, training and coaching firm specializing in leadership and development positions in non-profit organizations.
Her career in the world of philanthropy and non-profit organizations began in 1993 as a top fundraiser during her alma mater’s first ever Capital Campaign. Following her success, Dana worked for over 8 years with one of the largest fundraising firms in the United States. She provided counsel to colleges, universities, hospitals, cancer centers, performing arts, museums, public broadcasting and social service organizations.
Dana trained and worked with staff on capital campaigns, annual funds, comprehensive campaigns, as well as endowment campaigns. In total, the campaigns she consulted on raised over $80 million under her leadership and guidance.
In total, Dana has over 15 years of recruiting, training, consulting, fundraising and marketing and management experience and has been recognized for her leadership and ability in each of these areas, including being awarded the Sales Person of the Year in 1998.
Over the years, Dana has successfully interviewed and recruited hundreds of candidates for a variety of leadership, marketing, fundraising and development positions. Through this process she has used a variety of mediums, including targeted print, radio and internet ads, as well as networking events and career fairs. She has also authored a number of articles and is a requested speaker on employment trends in the non-profit sector.
Actively involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as a member and volunteer, she chairs the Essentials of Fundraising Committee, in addition to sitting on the National Philanthropy Day and Scholarship Committees.
Dana also completed five levels of leadership courses with PSI Seminars, an international personal development and leadership organization; upon her graduation she returned as a volunteer staff member and coach.
A graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Marketing and Business Administration.
After years of living in the Mid-West (MN, WI and IL) and in the East (PA, NJ and NY), Dana moved to Nevada over 8 years ago. She brings with her the values of a traditional Mid-west upbringing, as well as her east coast business experience. Currently she resides in Henderson, NV with her family.