Brakeley Briscoe

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Anne V. Conner, Senior Consultant

Anne Voboril Conner has worked with both Brakeley Briscoe and its sister company Brakeley Ltd. since 2001. Her work focuses on research, analysis, and benchmarking for US and international clients and setting up US fundraising programs for organizations headquartered outside of the US. Previous experience has included work as an independent research consultant providing primary and secondary research and corporate analysis for clients including the London Business School and Lotus Development Corporation. Anne also worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Dorothy Leonard, Director of research at the Harvard Business School providing research for the book When Sparks Fly: Igniting Group Creativity and as an equity investment analyst at the Boston investment firm of State Street Research and Management where Anne followed domestic and foreign equities and managed an equity portfolio.

Her focus at Brakeley Briscoe has been on benchmarking work to enable clients to compare their own input, output, and throughput metrics with those of similar organizations in terms of budget, staffing, clients served, and fundraising. She has also been developing a web based research product designed to serve international clients with multinational projects. The research is designed to match the most appropriate foundation, corporate and high net worth individual donors to a project. The research can be multinational in scope or can be designed to serve international clients trying to focus on US foundation and corporate funding sources. Anne regularly arranges US meetings for and accompanies clients to meetings with potential funding sources, assists in presenting their case and, in addition, works with the US advisory groups of the client foundations.

Recent clients have included the following:

International Lunar Observatory Association, a Hawaii based organization attempting to raise $20 million to build a new lunar observatory.

Global Leadership Foundation, a UK based international foundation composed of 23 former heads of state who advise countries in crisis on a discreet basis where Anne developed US Corporate, Foundation and High Net worth individual prospect lists arranged and attended meetings to present cases, and did meeting follow up and relationship management.

North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization, the International Atlantic Salmon Research Board and the SALSEA Project and related NGOs, a UK based multinational scientific research initiative focused on the preservation of the North Atlantic salmon.