Welcome Heidi Hancock to the Inversant Team
It’s hard to believe we are already into September, students have moved into their college dorms, and schools across New England are starting up their fall semesters. Even though our Learning Circles are not held during the summer months, our staff was busy preparing and getting ready for the fall. As we kick off a new academic year, we are excited to announce the hiring of our new Vice President of Advancement, Heidi Hancock. Heidi brings many years of organizational growth and fundraising experience to Inversant and we believe she will help transform Inversant at this very exciting time as we move into our 10th year of operation. Read on below for more about her!
Heidi is a strategic growth architect and accomplished fundraiser known for her leadership and innovation in raising capital, securing new program and market opportunities, and community engagement. She has designed initiatives and provided services for more than $1 billion in fundraising efforts implemented at growing organizations from startups to $600 million enterprises.
As an entrepreneur she has built agile organizations that deliver training in strategic communications and fundraising skills to more than 5200 people in over 32 countries. To serve this global market, Heidi developed and licensed a cloud-based, market-facing, e-commerce-LMS knowledge delivery system where content is easily uploaded and maintained without reliance on developers.
She is passionate about creating access to capital for women and minority led enterprises, and serves as an advisory board member, mentor, business plan reviewer, and capital coach for companies dedicated to shaping economies and eradicating poverty by advancing entrepreneurs in the developing world.
Prior to her work growing companies, Heidi developed arts organizations including classical dance companies, performing arts centers, theatres, and museums. She served for 5 years as a grant and site evaluator for the Missouri Arts Council and for 6 years as the Chair for Development for the service organization DanceUSA.
An avid equestrian, Heidi trained extensively in classical riding, competing in dressage and 3-day eventing, and serves as a ratings examiner for the United States Pony Club. She’s been known to frequent ballroom and swing-dancing halls, wield a fencing foil or two, and lug a ton of photographic equipment around in pursuit of the perfect abstract image.