Cassandra Di Prizio


As a fundraiser, the generosity of donors and volunteers inspired me every day. As a consultant, helping nonprofits become high-performing and effective partners for their donors, volunteers, staff and their clients is my personal mission and my joy.

Cassandra serves as a consultant in The Alford Group’s East division. She has more than eight years of experience in fundraising, marketing and communications in social service and private education organizations. She focuses on supporting clients’ strategic planning, campaign feasibility and market analysis studies and project management needs. Her experience in working with high profile donors and volunteers in resource development departments of all sizes allows her to customize tools, resources to meet clients’ needs at every level.

In addition to her Master’s in Nonprofit Management, Cassandra also holds graduate certificates in Fundraising Management, Organizational Development and Nonprofit Governance. Cassandra leverages her extensive practical experience in fundraising as well as her education in nonprofit management best practices to help clients develop creative approaches to maximize opportunities while overcoming organizational challenges.

Prior to joining The Alford Group, Cassandra was a development and marketing professional focusing on corporate and foundation relations, large scale event planning and engaging young professionals through junior board service.

Cassandra is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Nu Lambda Mu Nonprofit Honor Society. In her personal time, she enjoys running on the lakefront path with her dog and attending theater performances across the city.

Joined The Alford Group:        2015

Select Clients:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Madison Community Foundation
  • Miami City Ballet
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago
  • American Planning Association
  • The Field Museum of Natural History
  • Esperanza Health Centers
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center

Education & Credentials:

  • Master’s Non-Profit Administration Degree, North Park University
  • B.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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