Martha Pritchard Spear MBA


Martha Spear has lived in the Adirondacks since 2003. Prior to that, she lived in Washington, DC, and New York City, where she worked as a professional fundraiser for nonprofits starting in 1989. In 2015 she began consulting, and now works part-time for nonprofits all over the region, is a member of the Board of Education of Lake Placid Central School District, and a past president of the Rotary Club of Lake Placid.  Martha is married and has a 12-year-old child at home who is probably asking for a grilled cheese as you read this.  

Client List


Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts


The Brigid Project

Essex County Arts Council

The Fuller Center of the Adirondacks

Homeward Bound Adirondacks

Lake Placid Sinfonietta

Literacy Volunteers of Essex & Franklin Counties

New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA)

North Country Ballet Ensemble

North Country Creamery

Paul Smith’s College and the Visitors' Interpretive Center


Awards & Credentials

New York State Charities Bureau Licensed Fund-Raising Counsel

Zonta International Women in Business Scholarship winner 2018

Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) 2005-2017




Letter to Adirondack Nonprofit Network of the Adirondack Foundation, May 2020

"Giving Politics A Brief Reprieve," Lake Placid News, October 25, 2019

Personal essay:  "Gaining Clarity Through 109 Conversations"

AARCH blog

Whiteface Region blog

Martha's Fundraising Pyramid Tool



Tel/Txt 1-518-946-7851

92 Northwood Road / Lake Placid NY 12946 USA 

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