Claudia Brink, President of Chouinard & Company and then founder of Results Group in 1995, is an expert with a long track record of success in constituency-based marketing and fundraising with specializations in long-range income planning, organizational development, campaign creation and execution, major gifts and diversifying income sources. As a consultant, Ms. Chouinard has worked closely with senior leaderships to achieve higher income from limited investments and to develop success strategies geared to today’s competitive marketplace, both for annual funds and for campaigns.
Current and recent planning and counsel clients include a $6 million campaign for Saint Mary The Virgin Episcopal Church in Manhattan, $9 million campaigns for both Hawaii Public Radio and WSHU Public Radio in CT, a $20 million campaign for KCRW Public Radio in CA, a $60 million campaign for Prospect Park Alliance in Brooklyn, and a $3 million campaign for the New York Youth Symphony. In addition, over more than 15 years, Results Group consultants have helped more than 50 public broadcasting clients to launch and enhance major giving programs and to fulfill initiatives, building new fundraising capacities. Other capacity-building clients include Youth INC, the Ford, Mellon and Bush Foundations, environmental causes including National Audubon Society, global nonprofits including the Association of Junior Leagues International and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and scores of cultural institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera and the Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center.
As a staff member, Ms. Chouinard helped the Metropolitan Opera reverse a 10-year decline in income and increased earned income from $10 million to $40 million annually for the New York season alone while launching new campaigns as well for 8 national tour venues. During her tenure, annual campaigns were also inaugurated for American Ballet Theatre’s ongoing seasons at the Met and for annual international bookings of music and dance events. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Brandeis University and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Administration from U.C.L.A.