is an innovative fund development consultant, specializing in capital and planned giving campaigns. Mr. Ganpat has 26 years’ experience in fund-raising, responsible for raising nearly $71 million in donations, grants, and gifts for organizations throughout the Midwest, in Texas, and in Florida. Through these campaigns, he has solicited donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government organizations. Recognized for his ability to develop relationships, create and implement cost-reducing measures, and increase revenue, he also has been an active volunteer for numerous fund-raising campaigns. Mr. Ganpat has been both a member and board member in the Council for Resource Development in Washington, D.C., and the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Des Moines.
Catherine M. Staub, Ed.D.,
has owned and directed Lexicon Content Marketing since 2003. A full-service marketing firm based in Des Moines, Iowa, Lexicon has more than 14 years’ experience in developing marketing, branding, and communications programs for its clients. Each of these plans is built on a base of extensive upfront research, including in-person interviews, focus group sessions, customer surveys, and industry studies. Dr. Staub’s prior experience includes the positions of manager of learning and development at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, strategic business consultant at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, editor for the Home Depot book series at Meredith Corporation, and associate editor for Special Interest Publications at Meredith Corporation.
Dr. Staub also currently serves as the associate professor and Fisher-Stelter Chair of Magazine Media at Drake University.