Bentley Marane, Vice President of Major Gifts – United Way
Bentley Marane, Vice President of Major Gifts with the United Way of Metro Atlanta shares with OK Radio her perspective on careers in development and trends affecting fundraising professionals. How important is certification such as CFRE and what are the skills necessary for growing a successful career in development?
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:45 United Way’s Mission
2:37 Donors keeping their gifts close to Home
4:00 Importance of certification – CFRE
5:41 Growth paths for Development professionals
8:07 Exploring organizations and skill set building
9:04 OK If? Where would Bentley transport herself to at this moment…
Bentley B. Marane, CFRE
Vice President, Major Gifts
With more than 25 years of experience in fundraising for nonprofit social service agencies, Bentley Marane is acknowledged as a community leader whose talents lie in her ability to coordinate support from individuals and corporations totaling more than $25 million annually. Bentley has worked with local and national organizations in developing successful fundraising programs and campaigns, organizational redesigns, volunteer recruitment and management of diverse community interests.
Currently, Bentley leads fundraising efforts at United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta with the leadership giving societies including Tocqueville Society, Cole Society, African American Partnership and Women’s Legacy. Previously, she has worked at CHRIS Kids, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta, AID Atlanta and Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia.
In addition to her extensive experience in fundraising, Bentley is heavily involved within the community. She has served on the Steering Committee for National Philanthropy Day, the Southeast Regional Interstate Conference and is past President of the Georgia Planned Giving Council. Bentley has served on numerous boards of directors and is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta.
Bentley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and has taken continuing studies courses in management and fundraising. She resides in Atlanta with her husband of 17 years and is an avid swimmer.