Carol Leister is COO and co-owner of Next Generation Fundraising. Prior to coming to NextGen she spent more than 20 years working in various membership and development positions for nonprofit organizations such as Thirteen/WNET, WNYC, Sesame Workshop, and Columbia University, providing her with a unique inside perspective on how nonprofit fundraising programs operate.

Carol’s understanding of the nonprofit sector is unparalleled and her passion for their missions runs deep. She uses these qualities to fuel her drive to help organizations develop and manage resources, processes, and strategies to gain more support for the important work they do.

Carol received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her MBA from Columbia University. She also received a professional culinary certificate from The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.