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Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC believes in the power of nonprofits to make a difference in our communities. Overcoming the challenges in planning, funding and creating strong teams can be overwhelming to a new or emerging charity.

It is often said that fundraising is both an art and a science. Having the time to plan strategically and build lasting relationships is a critical part of building a strong, mission-led organization. Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC offers a variety of nonprofit leadership and fundraising services. When there is a gap in resources, invite Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC to be a part of your team. Whether there is a need to create a new fundraising plan or assist with interim leadership during a staff transition, we are happy to help. With over 20 years in nonprofit work, Michelle Crim, CFRE is uniquely qualified to both understand the work of a nonprofit leader but also be able to work alongside the staff and board of directors to ensure sustainable success.

Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC is based in Fort Worth, Texas and works throughout the DFW Metroplex and North Texas.

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Michelle Crim, CFRE
Founder and President

Michelle is a proud native Texan and grew up in Arlington, Texas.  She attended The University of Texas at Austin where she received her Bachelor of Science in Advertising. After college, she returned home where she worked at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed learning more about her community. She was drawn to nonprofit work, especially event planning, where her attention to detail and organizational skills are well-suited.

Her 20-year career in fundraising and nonprofit management includes roles in both higher education and social service organizations. Michelle’s work includes annual giving, special events, strategic planning, board governance, volunteer management, major gifts, and completing a $10.2 million capital campaign for Presbyterian Night Shelter one year ahead of schedule. Previously, she has worked at JPS Health Foundation, UT Arlington, UNT Health Science Center and The Women’s Center of Tarrant County. Michelle recently served as the Executive Director of The Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas.

Michelle currently serves as President of Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC, a company she founded in 2019 to provide interim leadership and strategic fundraising services to nonprofits in the Tarrant County and surrounding areas. 

Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC believes in the power of nonprofits to make a difference in our communities. Overcoming the challenges in planning, funding, and creating strong teams can be overwhelming to a new or emerging charity.

It is often said that fundraising is both an art and a science. Having the time to plan strategically and build lasting relationships is a critical part of building a strong, mission-led organization. Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC offers a variety of nonprofit leadership and fundraising services. When there is a gap in resources, invite Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC to be a part of your team. Whether there is a need to create a new fundraising plan or assist with interim leadership during a staff transition, we are happy to help. With over 20 years in nonprofit work, Michelle Crim, CFRE is uniquely qualified to both understand the work of a nonprofit leader but also be able to work alongside the staff and board of directors to ensure sustainable success.

Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC is based in Fort Worth, Texas and works throughout the DFW Metroplex and Texas. Her company won Third Place in the 2019 Fort Worth Business Plan Competition and is a certified women-owned business, certified by the WBEC (Women Women’s Business Enterprise Council).

Michelle presently participates on the board of the Charitable Gift Planners, Lone Star Chapter as Treasurer, is a board member of Camp Fire First Texas and serves as the Director/Historian of the AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter, is a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, is an Sustaining member of the Junior League of Fort Worth, mentors other leaders in fundraising, and frequently speaks on a variety of fundraising topics, nonprofit leadership and inclusion strategies for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

She received her Certified Fundraising Executive credentials (CFRE) in 2008, is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Fort Worth Metro Chapter and is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Fort Worth. She is a Grant Professional Association Certified Trainer and a member of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel.
 

Lyn Downing, MBA, CFRE - Dynamic Development Strategies - Nonpofit non-profit fundraising fund raising consultant Fort Worth Tarrant County DFW North Texas
Lyn Downing, MBA, CFRE
Senior Associate
 

Lyn brings over 30 years of nonprofit and fundraising experience as Senior Associate to Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC. Most recently, she served 18 years with the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas chapter. She obtained her CFRE in 2004 and is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Marketing and later completed her MBA in management and e-business.

 

Lyn’s expertise includes special events, annual and major gift campaigns, grant writing, and training on best practices in fundraising.

Her volunteer service includes the Fort Worth Boys and Girls Club, United Way of Tarrant County, YMCA of Metropolitan Tarrant County and Tarrant County Youth Collaboration. She is active with the Fort Worth Metro Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and served on the board in various roles including chapter president for two years.