Two new employees will help increase the organization’s impact with donors, fundraising, and grants.

New Bethany Ministries (NBM), a local nonprofit providing basic-need services, housing, and support that lift individuals out of poverty, recently appointed Chris Cassidy, director of development and planning, and Tim Burke, donor engagement officer. These new additions make up the New Bethany’s development team.  

As director of development and planning, Cassidy is responsible for writing and administering private and government grants, and being involved in community planning, advocacy, and program development. Cassidy’s career includes twelve years of planning and non-profit fund development experience, which has allowed her to quickly integrate into the New Bethany team. 

“I am thrilled to be part of New Bethany’s efforts to end homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity in our community. I love that New Bethany offers street-level human services to meet immediate needs while also working towards longer-term policy change to make our services obsolete,stated Cassidy.

As donor engagement officer, Burke will focus on building and maintaining relationships with New Bethany’s donors. His wealth of experience as a former director of member engagement, where he managed his former company’s community involvement and oversaw marketing activities, will aid in his transition to the team because of his established presence with local donors. He will also work collaboratively with Cassidy supporting daily operations, including donor management, fundraising strategies, and organizing fundraising events.

“Working at New Bethany, I plan to help grow to serve the ever-expanding population who need our supportive services,claimed Burke.

“Our organization has more than doubled our capacity to address new community needs resulting from the pandemic. We are fortunate to welcome such experienced and dedicated new team members who will allow us to build upon our donor and fundraising strategy,” stated executive director, Marc Rittle.