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Danita Jo Talbot

Leader. Philanthropist. Communicator.

I am passionate about using my expertise for good. The partnership of Main Streets, the City of Boston, and the BMS Foundation is at the intersection of my superhero powers.  Believing in this shared mission is something that drives me to deliver the best results – the kind that will help your nonprofit grow.

Whether propelling a small business through the next growth spurt, helping a non-profit spread the word or building corporate philanthropy, I connect efforts together into sustainable and repeatable systems.  Ones that will grow your donors, your supporters, your revenue, and your business constituents. ​

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You need a leader who understands the issues from every angle. 

Community Leader

As a C-suite level consultant working with Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs), I've sat at the table with them, the SBA and the City of Boston, problem solving the most urgent issues business owners today are facing. 


With the mindset of creating a balanced mix of funding sources, and deep experience analyzing donor behaviors, fundraising strategies become sustainable. I've formulated strategic plans for cultivating donors (both major and corporate gifts), lead its implementation team and strengthened community partnerships at one of Boston's largest nonprofits, United Way. Then taken that success to my neighborhood, creating a strong, healthy approach to the local main street fundraising.


As Boston Main Streets Volunteer of the Year (2015), my passion can be contagious, training with National Main Streets, leading organization efforts, assembling donor lists, setting up a CRM, co-chairing a search committee for a new Executive Director and recruiting committee volunteers to help every step of the way. 

Board Member

As an active, 6-year Board Member of Brighton Main Streets, I recruited and lead the Promotions Committee and its strategic efforts to raise not only the visibility of the organization but in developing processes that ensure efficiency and accountability. 

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