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Shelly Watts

Thoughtful Missions
Shelly Watts is the Founder of Thoughtful Missions, a fundraising consulting firm. She is extremely passionate about using crowdfunding to help nonprofits with their fundraising strategy. She believes that a donor-centered approach is the key to a successful and sustainable fundraising plan. She started Thoughtful Missions out of a need to put action to her faith and heart for humanitarian causes such as fighting human trafficking, alleviating poverty and hunger, and providing access to medical care. She cares deeply about the profession of fundraising and is dedicated to helping organizations understand its best practices. She sees fundraising as an important way of building power through community. She coaches nonprofits towards an effective, organization-wide culture of fundraising. She quickly wins people over with her fundraising knowledge, uncompromising integrity, high level of energy, and bubbly personality. Mother to three, loving wife, and devoted follower of Christ.