Rebekah Basinger, Ed.D.


Consultant, Fundraising and Board Education

Dillsburg, PA
(717) 432-3001

Service Area:

  • United States
  • Canada


  • Independent Consultant for Fundraising and Board Education (2001 – present)
  • Governance Mentor, In Trust, Inc. (2000 – present)
  • Instructor, MA in Higher Education at Messiah College (2014 – present)
  • Director of Congregational Relations, Brethren in Christ Church US (2004 – 2010)
  • Administrator at three Christian colleges, VP for Advancement, Houghton (NY) College (1994-96)
  • Extensive board service, including national and local boards


  • B.A. in English, Trinity College, Deerfield, IL
  • M.A. in English, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


  • Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry, co-authored with Thomas Jeavons
  • Numerous book chapters focused on fundraising and board development
  • Numerous journal and magazine articles focused on fundraising and board development


  • Board training and assessment
  • Fundraising training, planning, and assessment
  • CEO evaluation
  • CEO search
  • Coaching for newcomers to fundraising
  • Organizational planning
  • Campaign feasibility studies
  • Keynote speaker, seminar and retreat leader

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