Thirty years of service in nonprofit, educational and governmental administration provides a broad base of expertise available to the clientele of Development Services. Marie was credentialed as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has extensive experience in grantwriting, donor database management, prospect ID, project management, and systems development for growing organizations. Her clients range from hospitals and universities to neighborhood groups. She specializes in service to mission-driven community benefit organizations and has a special interest in the environment, public/behavioral health, STEM, and arts programming. Following university work in Political Science and Theatre Arts, Ms. Beichert pursued certification in Nonprofit Administration and Law at UC Berkeley. She served as Assistant Director of the San Francisco Art Commission's Neighborhood Arts Program during the Moscone administration, where she administered five fledgling community cultural centers and the Scroungers's Center for Reusable Arts Parts (SCRAP). She served on the Boards of the Kingston Office of Community Development, the Kingston/Ulster Economic Development Zone, Hudson Valley Sustainable Communities Network, and the Women's Studio Workshop.