Chris Strong is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) with more than 35 years of professional experience. She is principal of The Strong Resource Group and provides consulting services to nonprofits and associations. Chris helps individuals and organizations understand the complex issues they face, providing strategic counsel to define and develop capacity and create long-term sustainable solutions.
Chris’ expertise is in organizational and operational assessments, strategic planning, leadership development, and fundraising.
Prior to establishing SRG, Chris was a vice president of a major medical center in Southern California and an executive with an international association. In 1992, after completing her MBA, Chris was compelled to broaden her work consulting to a greater array of industry. Her vision: to create a consulting practice founded on contemporary, forward thinking, and practical approaches to helping leaders identify their values and strategic goals, synthesize information to attain those goals, and implement measurable action plans.
Recognized as an effective communicator and trainer, Chris has addressed audiences on
such timely issues as strategic planning, organizational assessments, leadership, fundraising, women in leadership, and ethics. Her presentations include those made to the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, University of New Hampshire, Saint Anselm College, Lesley University, Endicott College, Great Bay Community College, New Hampshire Women in Higher Education, New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, Leadership Seacoast, the International Conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Northern New England chapter (AFP-NNE), and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).
Chris is actively involved in the Seacoast of New Hampshire and statewide organizations. Chris is President of Great Bay Community College’s Board of Advisors, Vice President of AFP-NNE, a Board member of the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation (NHWF) and co-chair of NHWF Development Committee.
Chris has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA from the University of Colorado. She is a graduate of Leadership Seacoast.
Chris spends her free time traveling with her family, spending time with friends and enjoying the abundance of outdoor activities New England offers.