Dave Sternberg

Loring Sternberg

Affiliated with Boardsource since 2009

About Dave


Dave is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is a founding partner of Loring, Sternberg & Associates with over 25-years of nonprofit experience. He authored Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards (2nd edition) a best-seller among BoardSource publications.

Since 2000, Dave has been a member of the faculty at The Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University’s Fund Raising School and is also the original author the course Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising.

For The Fund Raising School he has taught Building the Annual Fund, Marketing for Fundraising, Managing the Capital Campaign, Principles and Techniques, Major Gifts; as well as numerous customized training programs nationally and internationally. He

In 2008 Dave was named a Senior Governance Consultant for BoardSource and has since facilitated hundreds of retreats board retreats across all subsectors as well as conducting governance assessments to help clients connect the dots between funding their missions and not sacrificing how to build a dynamic nonprofit board reflective of today’s environment.

Clients have praised Dave’s ability to understand a board or client’s need and expertly deliver what needs to be heard. He can be reached at 317-506-7695 or [email protected]

Contact Information


Email: [email protected]

Website: www.loringsternberg.com

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Areas of Expertise: Board culture and dynamics, Board roles and responsibilities, Fundraising, Founder transitions, Governance structures, Strategic board composition, Strategic planning and visioning, Sustained collaboration (mergers, partnerships, etc.)

Areas of Engagement: Board self-assessment review and action planning, Board education retreat or seminar, Ongoing governance coaching and advising, Large-group training or conference session, Facilitation of important board conversations

Mission Areas: Associations, Community foundations, Federated organizations, Founder-led organizations, Small-budget organizations, Social justice organizations

Virtual Work Availability: Flexible, based on needs