Dala Communications is pleased to announce Stuart Williams, CAP, has joined the agency as vice president of operations and senior fundraising consultant. With more than 17 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, raising five and six-figure gifts, he understands that fundraising is both an art and a science. Williams will be responsible for leading the agency’s work with nonprofits by providing a variety of high-impact fundraising and consulting services.
With Williams’ expertise, Dala Communications is adding a nonprofit practice group with fractional fundraising services such as full-service grant writing and management, direct response fundraising campaigns and major gift program development. Traditionally, nonprofits have utilized in-house fundraisers often called development associates to implement an array of fundraising capabilities including grant writing. By utilizing the expertise of Williams and the Dala team, nonprofits can save the cost of hiring a full-time fundraiser while still executing all the necessary fundraising functions that drive revenue.
“Stuart’s proven track record in the fundraising community and his varied experience in the nonprofit industry makes him the perfect partner to lead and build Dala’s new nonprofit consulting practice group,” said Leah Williams, president and CEO at Dala Communications. "With more professional services moving to the fractional model, we recognized the opportunity for Dala’s team to act as an extension of a development team much like our agency already does with our clients’ in-house PR and marketing teams. Stuart’s leadership of development teams coupled with his skillset of researching and managing the private and public grant process aligns well with those nonprofits looking to build their development capabilities.”
Before joining Dala Communications, Williams led fundraising departments at various Dallas nonprofits in early childhood education, community health, homelessness and addiction recovery. Williams combines proven fundraising principles with modern communication and technology tools to connect nonprofits with supporters who share that same desire for change. His extensive knowledge of the Dallas/Fort Worth philanthropy landscape has enabled him to create and execute fundraising campaigns that effectively demonstrate community impact and drive revenue growth. Some of his accomplishments include increasing donor retention by 20% and exceeding an annual revenue goal by 35%. A dedicated fundraising professional, he earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation in 2021, equipping professionals with knowledge in philanthropic planning, taxation, finance, and family dynamics to help donors fulfill their philanthropic goals.
“Today the opportunity exists for small to mid-sized nonprofits to implement highly effective fundraising initiatives at an affordable price by outsourcing some of their development responsibilities,” said Stuart Williams. “I am excited to work alongside development staff, acting as extension of their team to build awareness among their current donor base and prospects, utilizing the latest technology and time-tested fundraising methods to help nonprofits exceed campaign goals and further the sustainability of their organization.
Williams received his bachelor’s in business administration, marketing and international business from Baylor University. He served as the secretary and treasurer of Montessori Global Growth Fund for eight years helping the organization distribute funds for Montessori projects around the world, He is a 2015 graduate of Leadership ISD and is a current member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Williams grew up in Lake Highlands and currently resides in East Dallas.
About Dala Communications
Dala Communications is a results-based, full-service public relations/marketing communications agency located in Dallas. Creating impactful, content marketing formulas and fundraising campaigns that work, Dala Communications is built upon a foundation of strategic thinkers and communicators who take a forward-thinking, proactive approach to achieve clients’ business and campaign goals. Whether working alongside B2B or B2C in-house teams, nonprofit development staff, or serving as the marketing and public relations arm, Dala Communications makes the business and community connections that create brand momentum. Dala Communications is a mid-sized agency and certified as a Woman-owned Business Enterprise with the National Women’s Enterprise Certification, and as a HUB with the state of Texas. For more information, visit www.dalacommunications.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram.