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“This is no cookie-cutter operation, but an organization dedicated to individualized service for each of its clients.”

—Jim Toscano, President of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

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Meet the Access Philanthropy team

Steve Paprocki, President

Steve has spent his entire professional career in philanthropy—as a foundation director, fundraiser, trainer, donor consultant, author, researcher, and lobbyist. He knows his stuff. He draws on his diverse experience and connections to help you meet the right people and meet your goals.

  • 35+ years of philanthropic experience
  • Has worked extensively in the U.S. and internationally
  • Former program officer and foundation advisor
  • Author of over two dozen books and directories on foundations and corporate giving programs
  • Teaches philanthropy, fundraising and communications in business and nonprofit graduate school programs
  • Former research director for national and regional philanthropy think tanks

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Roberta Worrell, Managing Director

Roberta combines 25 years of strategic marketing and corporate community affairs experience with hands-on nonprofit knowledge. She oversees Access Philanthropy’s business operations, and works with clients on communications audits and marketing plans. Roberta loves helping organizations put their best foot forward with clear, strategic communications.

  • 25 years of experience in marketing and community relations
  • Marketing expert, writer, editor and stickler for details
  • Former foundation, nonprofit and community relations director

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