Rob McCreary is a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant engaged in helping organizations grow by leveraging relationship building, leadership, organizational development, team building, marketing strategy, and donor-centric skill-sets. His specialties include organizational development and leadership, defining & shaping culture, vision, mission, and values, donor-centric relations, strategic planning & partnerships, funding plans, and cross functional planning & execution.
Rob splits his time between consulting assignments and as the Executive Director for the Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s (FCCSP). At the FCCSP, he is a member of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team, providing accessible, affordable, bilingual & culturally responsive behavioral health counseling & case management. Rob's accountabilities include staff development, donor relations, Board development, strategic planning, program development, and fund development to ensure the organization's community impact, fiscal health, and sustainability.
Rob resides in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife Mary, their dog Angel, and their children (Jason, Alyssa, and Christopher) who currently attend college as undergraduate and graduate students.
Vision / Mission / Values
Deliver a consulting experience that is recognized as a valued partnership.
Provide solutions that help build awareness, mission, stability and long-term sustainable value.
Develop relationships with people built on trust & respect, based on humility, compassion, and empathy.
Relationship-driven: This is the core of my approach
Diversified: Well-versed in nonprofit, corporate, small business, and agency arenas
Adaptable: Comfortable and proficient working in matrix/cross-functional environments with people from different cultural/socio-economic & business backgrounds
Focus: Organizational Development and Leadership, Relationship Management, Donor Relations, Development/Fundraising, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Strategic Partnerships.
Consultant ∙ Robert J. McCreary, Inc. ~ 4/2011 – Present
Working with Boards, staff teams, and advisory committees to develop strategies and tactics that help start-up and mature organizations grow and remain sustainable. Executive Director ∙ Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s ~ 01/13 – Present Manage donor relationships and their investments, staff team, Board of Directors, advisory committee, and other volunteers, with accountabilities in strategic planning, program development & sustainability, and maintaining organizational fiscal health.
Director, Major Gifts ∙ American Red Cross ~ 10/09 – 01/13
Directed the Major Gifts initiative with accountability for research, identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, corporate, and foundation donors to secure gifts from $25,000-$500,000.
Director - Individual, Foundation, and Corporate Relations ∙ Catholic Charities, Inc. ~ 12/05 – 10/09
Developed, implemented, and managed major gift, annual campaign, and research & grant writing programs. Planned and managed agency’s development department budget. Provided management, leadership and guidance for development team. Worked closely with Executive Director, division directors, program managers, and Diocesan development & finance team.
Marketing Specialist & Project Manager ∙ Produce Marketing Association ~ 2/03-7/05
Cross-functional consultative partner providing marketing strategy and project management guidance to internal department clients and external association members. Developed and executed strategies for each distinct, but integrated product and service. Assisted in designing and employing metrics, performing quantitative analysis to interpret, track and share data in determining/evaluating ROI for clients.
Strategic Consultant ∙ Various companies & artists in the entertainment/concert touring arena ~ 6/85-2/03
Lighting designer, board operator, production liaison/project manager, and live concert consultant.
Standards for Excellence Institute – Licensed Consultant (October 2015)
Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) – Foundation for Board Excellence Training
Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) – Member; Workshops on Business Consulting
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Workshop Series on Nonprofit Management
Indiana School of Fundraising & Development – Workshop Series on Funding Development
Dale Carnegie – Relationship Management Series
Kepner Tregoe Institute – Critical Thinking & Problem Solving and Project Management Workshop Series
Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals (AFIP) – Certification, AON Consulting
Wilmington University, Knights of Columbus, and Boy Scouts Eagle Scout Certification Board
Windows & MAC platforms; CRM: Salesforce.com, Raisers Edge, Donor Perfect, Sage 50; Project Management: MS Project, Visio
Master of Business Administration, Organizational Development & Leadership ~ Wilmington University
Bachelor of Arts, Communications & Marketing, Minor in Business Strategy ~ Temple University