William Schmiedicke


William R. Schmiedicke has had the opportunity to be involved in the non-profit arena for more than 35 years.  After nearly three decades with Monaghan Associates, Inc., Bill currently serves as President.  Monaghan Associates, Inc. has over 30 years experience in service to non profits.  Bill has been actively involved both as a speaker at national seminars and as a Board or Committee member of NSFRE (National Society of Fund Raising Executives) now AFP (Association of Fund Raising Executives), APC (Association of Philanthropic Counsel), and CASE ( Council for the Advancement and Support of Education).  He has volunteered his time and expertise with numerous non-profit organizations including, West Michigan Chapter ALS, YWCA Tribute Awards, Michigan Women’s Foundation, Circle Theatre, First Hand Aid, and Leadership Grand Rapids.  He currently serves as an advisor to and has traveled as a volunteer with the humanitarian group Malawi Connection.

He has spent time both as a development professional in a small institutional office and as a member of both a national and a regional consulting firm.  He has extensive knowledge and expertise in a full range of development services including: institutional advancement planning, campaign implementation, resource audits/feasibility studies; annual fund raising strategies; endowment development; communication needs; staff development/volunteer training; and development support services.  Bill is especially creative in conceptualizing and developing funding initiatives that call for the integration of multiple funding sources.

Mr. Schmiedicke holds degrees from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

“Since the earliest days, our country has flourished because of a self imposed interdependence of its citizens for the common good.  As a result, we all enjoy the benefits of a robust philanthropic spirit, and working within that environment is both rewarding and vital.”