Nadine Francis

Nadine is the founder and lead consultant for Betterverse Consulting. A graduate of Scripps College with a BA in Studio Art, and the University of Redlands where she received an MBA with an emphasis on information systems, Nadine has worked in nonprofits and higher education for over twenty years, including decades-long stints at Pomona College and Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif. She’s been a jack of all trades: major gift fundraiser, associate vice president responsible for capital campaign fundraising, advancement services guru, leader of alumni and parent relations, programmer and report writer, and resident donor relations expert. Although Nadine’s true passion lies in all things tech, she always says, “There’s no better way to understand systems than to spend a day in a fundraiser’s shoes.”

A member of AASP, AHP, CASE and APRA, Nadine is a regular presenter on topics ranging from business intelligence to data integrity. In 2019, she led a team that won the CASE Silver Award for Best Practices in Advancement Services.

Consulting for healthcare foundations and nonprofits since 2013, Nadine launched Betterverse Consulting in 2020. She loves working with organizations that are mission-driven and committed to making a “betterverse” for all.