With a desire to actively unite people with stories beyond themselves, Dan Reed has served as a professional fundraiser for over 15 years. For causes ranging from public education to the advancement of free enterprise to animal health, Dan has helped organizations raise over $50M in private philanthropy. Regardless of the cause, the core conviction remains: fundraisers serve our culture as intentional catalysts for generosity. In 2015, Dan launched Seed Fundraisers to re-orient, train, and coach fundraisers to achieve organizational results, greater occupational satisfaction, and ultimately, lasting cultural impact. Previously, Dan worked as a fundraiser and program director for National Right to Work Committee, Denver Public Schools Foundation, and Morris Animal Foundation. He is most animated in his work when he is co-creating alongside leaders.
Dan serves as a chief strategist for the Beacon Partnership Program and supports the Master Guide and Coaches behind the scenes.
After living and working in Denver, CO for over 10 years, Dan and his family relocated back to his hometown of Beaver, Pennsylvania. Dan, Melissa, Emma (8) and Aiden (4) love living in their small town just an hour outside of Pittsburgh, as well as playing in the hills and woods nearby! After several years of being in start-up mode, Dan is learning to relax by gardening, reading and writing poetry, and taking up hunting!