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  Diane Ziegler
After years of non-profit experience in a range of capacities: board member, staff person, volunteer, and donor, Diane recognized the need of many non-profit organizations to access resources that would help them address common organizational problems, raise more money than they had before, and be more effective in fulfilling their mission. These critical organizational issues were present in every organization she had served, and most of those observed, regardless of the size or particular mission of the organization.

She worked with several youth organizations, counseling troubled teens, and providing junior and senior high youth with opportunities to expand their experiences through constructive activities and learning experiences. She served on the board of an inner city economic development organization. And she worked as a regional staff member for Habitat for Humanity International, providing affiliates in four states with organizational development and training needs. While with Habitat for Humanity International, she developed an affiliate organizational assessment tool to map organizational strengths and weaknesses, and create a workable plan to address them. The impact of this process and a targeted effort to address organizational capacity became very clear. Recognizing this, Diane moved to creating an organization that would concentrate exclusively on helping non-profit organizations grow.

Diane's areas of expertise lie in organizational development, training, leadership and facilitation. She also does considerable work in the area of resource development. Diane intentionally connects all of advance4 LLC's projects to the overall capacity and ability of the organization served, striving to ensure that each client is left with more resources, better systems, or increased capabilities than prior to the engagement.

Diane has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Masters Degree in Church History and Theology from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. She is an award winning public speaker and published writer. Her hobbies include cooking and reading.