Martha Pritchard Spear MBA

Martha Pritchard Spear is an expert in non-profit organizations and an aspiring anti-racist who brings a social justice lens to her work.  

Martha focuses on helping small, rural non-profits to build relationships, raise more money, increase ROI and find efficiencies.

She 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 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 14-year-old child at home who is probably asking for Annie's mac-n-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 (formerly Habitat for Humanity)

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

Northern Lights School

Paul Smith’s College and the Visitors' Interpretive Center

Shipman Youth Center


Awards & Credentials

Elected member of the Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education 2014-present

Secretary, Lake Placid New York Rotary Foundation 2019-present

President of the Rotary Club of Lake Placid 2017-2018 

Zonta International Women in Business Scholarship winner 2018

Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) 2005-2017


Writing Selections

Paid writing in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise 2021 -- see links 1 2 3 4 5 6  

Pride Month: Celebrating Transgender Rotarians, Rotary International District 7040 monthly e-newsletter May 2021

My essay connecting the principles of Kwanzaa with nonprofit ethos.

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

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92 Northwood Road
Lake Placid NY 12946 USA