PAULINE NEVES, CFRE
Pauline Neves, CFRE, is passionate about helping nonprofits to achieve their missions. For almost 20 years she has made a positive impact on Cape Cod organizations and their constituents. As a nonprofit leader and fundraising specialist Pauline is known for her skills and attention to both the art and science of the craft. She enjoys building fundraising teams that succeed by using best practices and innovative ideas to inform a donor-centric program. An honest and sincere relationship builder, Pauline loves being the matchmaker by assisting organizations to find, cultivate and retain meaningful donor support. She is experienced in all facets of a robust fundraising program, including capital campaigns from pre-campaign planning to kick-off to post-campaign stewardship.
In addition to the nonprofit sector, Pauline has also worked in the journalism and finance sectors. She credits both experiences in helping her to be an insightful and strategic fundraising professional focused on the big picture.
Most recently Pauline served as Senior Development Officer for Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) as a member of the major gift fundraising team for the region’s largest healthcare provider. Prior to CCHC, Pauline was the VP of Philanthropy for HopeHealth, Massachusetts. In this position, she was responsible for the leadership of a comprehensive and cost-effective, fundraising program that aligned with the vision and strategic goals of the organization.
Pauline is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She also holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Institute of Nonprofit Practice/Tufts University. An involved member of the philanthropy professional community, Pauline is a former board member and past president of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands and a past co-chair of Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod. Pauline lives in Mashpee with her husband, Brian, and their dog Buddy She welcomes a conversation with nonprofits in need of fundraising guidance, with or without Buddy.
“Pauline provided strategic and operational leadership for the fundraising program at HopeHealth during a period of explosive growth and innovation. She developed an expanding and robust, full-service philanthropy program. It included successful donor acquisition, mail appeals, capital campaigns, special events and major donor cultivation. This was a complex task as the organization began as a hospice, then diversified, adding palliative care, home-based primary care and an Alzheimer’s services organization. Pauline was able to retain core donors while adding new supporters. Year after year the results equaled or exceeded those of many comparable organizations twice our size.”
David W. Rehm,
President & CEO (retired)
"Pauline was involved with Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands and Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod for more than a decade, and served as board chair from 2016 thru 2018. She is a dynamic leader and passionate about her work with non -profits. She has an innate ability to take the time to pause and reflect rather than rushing to get things done. Pauline understands that building trust is imperative and respecting other's contributions. She is stellar at modelling gratitude for others as well as learning and managing group dynamics. Pauline was such an asset during her tenure at PPCI!"
Chair of the Board
Philanthropy Partners of Cape Cod and the Islands (PPCI)