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Lockman & Fabian

About Us

Cat Lockman and Diane Fabian are self-employed independent consultants.  Together they provide boutique consulting services as Lockman & Fabian - specializing in fundraising, finance and organizational development.  Cat and Diane are senior-level leaders who bring highly-credentialed expertise and guidance to philanthropic and nonprofit organizations.  We use a collaborative approach with our clients to develop and execute a customized plan to achieve project goals.

Established in 2013, Lockman & Fabian is a boutique consulting practice founded on a desire to provide high-level, solution-driven services to the philanthropic and non-profit sector.  L&F offers a wide range of customized services, including fundraising assessment and implementation on fundraising strategy.  Each engagement is tailored to the client’s needs and optimized for both functionality and bottom-line enhancement.  Our clients include trade, membership, charitable, educational, and direct service organizations as well as private foundations.


The outstanding reputation of our consulting services has been built through high quality stakeholder engagement and the integrity and quality of our work.  Since establishing ourselves as independent consultants in 2013, we have successfully completed varying projects on time/on budget for over 25 organizations – all of whom have expressed satisfaction with our work performance and the quality of completed work.  The fact that many clients have recommended us to others or have engaged us for additional or ongoing services demonstrates a high level of satisfaction with our overall engagement.  Examples of such clients are: DART, Operation Lifesaver, Global Peace Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, Dyson Foundation, Fionta, Alterisic, International Labor Rights Forum, National Organizations for Youth Safety, Digital Promise, Bay Business Group, Kositzka Wicks, and Cooperative Development Foundation.

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Skill Set

  • Philanthropic Feasibility and “Fund-ability” Studies


  • Organizational and Fundraising Strategy Development


  • Major Gifts Program Development and Coaching


  • Proposal Development and Grantwriting


  • Fundraising Capacity Building and Return-on-Investment Analysis


  • Board Development and Senior Staff Fundraising, Knowledge-Building and Workshops


  • Endowment Program Start-Up and Policies


  • Business Model Diagnosis and Recalibration


  • Cash Flow Management and Forecasting

  • Federal Grants Administration and Reporting


  • Budget Development and Oversight


  • Organizational Restructuring and Staffing


  • Performance Planning, Assessment and Coaching


  • Employee, Operations, and Fundraising Policy and Procedures Manuals


We are certified, women-owned - check out our Capabilities Statement below:

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