Martha Pritchard Spear MBA

Martha Pritchard Spear is an expert in non-profit organizations, licensed to provide fund-raising counsel in New York State, and an aspiring anti-racist who brings a social justice lens to her work with non-profits.  Martha focuses on helping organizations raise more money, increase ROI and lower costs.

Martha has lived in the Adirondacks since 2003. Prior to that, she was in Western Massachusetts, Washington, DC, and New York City, working as a professional fundraiser for a wide variety of non-profits and serving on non-profit boards. 

In 2015 Martha began consulting part-time in the North Country, and now works with organizations all over the Adirondack region.  Martha 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, among other civic commitments.  

She 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 Diversity Initiative

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts


The Brigid Project

Essex County Arts Council

The Fuller Center of the Adirondacks (formerly Habitat for Humanity)

Homeward Bound Adirondacks

Lake Placid Sinfonietta

Literacy Volunteers of Essex & Franklin Counties

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

Proud Sponsor of the Common Ground Alliance 2020 

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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