Michael "Mick" Benvenuto

VP, New Business Development

Throughout his career, Mick has succeeded time and again in helping nonprofit organizations find that delicate balance for which we all strive: more donors and more dollars. His skills were honed as a member and leader of Advancement teams at Universities across the country, including Penn State, Temple and Cal State. Quality, trustworthy relationship development has been fundamental in fundraising since the beginning, and he'd tell you it's more important these days than ever in building a strong donor pipeline.

With over 10 years in nonprofit fundraising, Mick was responsible for the research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of acquisition, reactivation and retention prospects across all giving channels. During that time he played a direct role in garnering tens of thousands of donors and raising millions of dollars in support of nonprofit causes. From his office north of LA, this Philadelphia native turned California transplant now serves as Wiland's Vice President for New Business Development everywhere west of the Mississippi.

He's experienced first-hand some of the many hurdles nonprofits encounter, and so works with each prospective Client to determine how their program can reach new levels of philanthropic success with the help of Wiland's advanced analytics and knowledge of the industry. As a student, the power of education was a guiding light of inspiration and a source of fulfillment. Now, what fuels him is the success of inspiring and fulfilling causes that help make a difference in the lives of others.

Outside of work, Mick finds time to hike and camp, ride his motorcycle, volunteer locally and travel – looking for any reason to be active with family and friends both near and far.

Bottle Cap Wisdom: "You can do anything, but not everything." —David Allen, Author, 'Getting Things Done'

Bumper Sticker Philosophy: "Your vibe attracts your tribe." —Unknown

Favorite Quote: "Employees can't guide customers to success if they aren't first taking care of themselves." —Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce Inc.

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