DonnA Mehr, Founder & Principal

Donna Mehr, founder and principal project manager at Toccata, has over 20 years managing nonprofit organizations of all sizes and missions. She’s been involved in virtually every aspect of nonprofit development from event management, to donor communications, and direct mail appeals.

Over the years working with nonprofits, she recognized that while many organizations focus on special events, grants, and sometimes major gifts, the majority of nonprofits are missing one of the most critical elements for successful, long-term development: a strong, well-managed data infrastructure that tells you who your best donors are, what you are and are not doing well, and where to focus your individual giving efforts.

It’s not just about the CRM system you’ve purchased, it’s about how you use that software system to understand your donor base, strengthen relationships with your donors, and build a data-driven, donor-centered fundraising strategy — all with a commitment to data integrity and donor connection.

Donna’s mission is to help small nonprofits build powerful, data-driven annual fundraising systems based on a solid, organized and highly-effective infrastructure of donor data.

She looks forward to talking with you about your nonprofit’s work, your data management challenges, and how we can help you find a solution!

Donna holds a graduate degree in civic engagement from Duke University, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management also from Duke, and an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Florida State University. Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, she lives in Raleigh, NC with her scientist husband; teen daughter; Yahtzee, an Eastern Box Turtle; and Basil, a retired racing greyhound.

Contact Donna at dmehr@toccatadatasolutions.com.

Interested in joining our team?

Are you an experienced individual fundraiser? Database whiz? Do you love helping nonprofits solve problems and raise more money for their missions? We’d love to talk with you! We’re looking for detail-oriented, kind, and joyful people to join our virtual team. Email Donna at dmehr@toccatadatasolutions.com.