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Learn how to create and manage a practical and manageable fundraising program with limited staff and resources.
Erika Mathews works closely with the Nonhuman Rights Project donors nationally in crafting their philanthropic gifts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism from Rutgers University. Erika brings 20 years of experience working for animal protection organizations. Prior to her work at the Nonhuman Rights Project, Erika worked for Farm Sanctuary, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She has worked in all aspects of development, including direct mail, major gifts, planned giving, capital campaigns, foundation and corporate gifts as well as events and publicity. Past experiences include VP of Development and Communications at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, Development Director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center and Liberty Humane Society in New Jersey, and she served on the board of The Grey Muzzle Organization and the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey.
Erika oversees the humane goose management program at several lakes in New Jersey. She is a passionate advocate for a ban on New York’s horse-drawn carriage industry and for providing hospice care for homeless dogs and cats. Erika is most grateful for the friends she has made along the way, especially her dogs Potter, Fern and Trixie, three audacious cats, daughter Willow, and a very patient husband who puts up with it all.