Founder and Principal: Lois Cohen

Transforming your vision into reality is Lois’ passion.

Lois Cohen

Lois Cohen brings decades of successful fundraising experience to her clients. She is a mission-driven, results-oriented, effective strategist and problem-solver, who is determined to achieve success in every project she undertakes. Prior to launching her consulting practice, Lois brought more than thirty years of leadership and fundraising success to numerous organizations across health care, human services and higher education sectors.

  • Her work on behalf of people with developmental disabilities helped fund the expansion of skills training programs that moved individuals into the workplace.
  • Her leadership and work with major gift donors and volunteers helped raise millions of dollars for a new emergency and trauma center, as well as helped to fund advances in stem cell research and innovative treatments for MS, ALS and Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Her passion for empowering individuals who need a helping hand led her to successfully raise seed money for the start-up of an inner-city college.
  • Her commitment to compassionate end-of-life care resulted in raising major donor contributions that launched building a new hospice facility.

About Development on Demand

Our Mission

Provide high quality, affordable, on-demand fundraising support services to development professionals.

Our Vision

No nonprofit organization or development professional will fail to achieve greatness due to limited resources.

Our Ethics

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  • “Lois Cohen is the consummate professional. She understands the fundraising landscape and the diverse components of a comprehensive fundraising program. She presents a case for support persuasively...and is a thoughtful, gifted writer.” – E.M.
  • I had the pleasure of working with Lois… around several major events in the community and during the quiet phase of our capital campaign. Lois is a gifted cultivator of new relationships. She has well-honed instincts about whom to approach and how to go about doing so. – N.L.
  • As a board member, I have worked closely with Lois over several years. Her fundraising approach is both holistic and comprehensive. She established a vibrant agency brand that built confidence with stakeholders and increased awareness in the community. – S.L.
  • Lois is an experienced professional who thinks strategically about the future funding of nonprofits. She has insight, determination and persistence to meet goals. – D.B.
  • As a member of the board of directors, I have always been impressed by Lois’ drive and focus on achieving goals and objectives. – G. S.