Dr. Ivy R. Buchan

President, Helix Strategies

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Ivy Buchan is the President of Helix Strategies, LLC. She works with nonprofits, community based organizations, and social enterprises to raise funds and develop their leaders and programs. Helix services focus on fundraising/development strategies, board development/engagement strategies, strategic visioning/planning, and program evaluation/outcome measurement. Ivy empowers volunteers and staff to lead their organizations to sustainable success so they will have a deeper impact in the community.

Over the last 16 years, Ivy led campaigns, board development, donor and volunteer stewardship, and evaluation efforts for several community based organizations in Central Pennsylvania. Her grant writing and fundraising labors alone secured millions of dollars for these organizations.

Ivy co-founded the West Shore Young Professionals in 2014. She serves on the West Shore Chamber of Commerce Board, West Shore Young Professional Advisory Board, York College Alumni Board, and is an Ambassador for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Ivy has also edited three nonprofit textbooks.

EDUCATION

York College, Bachelor’s Degree

Shippensburg University, Master’s Degree

Indiana University, PH.D., Administration and Leadership Studies

HONORS/AWARDS

YWCA’s 2020 Tribute to Women of Excellence Award

Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Shippensburg University, 2021

PRESS RELEASES

October 21, 2021 - President of Helix Strategies to Accept Shippensburg University’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award

October 14, 2021 - Helix Strategies President to Present Strategic Plan Development Insights

September 30, 2021 - Helix Strategies President to Speak on COVID-19 in the Nonprofit Workplace

August 9, 2021 - President of Helix Strategies to Accept YWCA’s 2020 Tribute to Women of Excellence Award

July 21, 2021 - President of Helix Strategies Accredited by Nationally Recognized Standards for Excellence Institute®

July 13, 2021 - President of Helix Strategies to Serve as Adjunct Professor for West Chester University

June 21, 2021 - President of Helix Strategies to Speak on Fundraising Strategy at International Conference

May 20, 2021 - President of Helix Strategies to Lead Roundtable Discussion for Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce

May 11, 2021 - President of Helix Strategies to Speak on Volunteering for West Shore Young Professionals

May 6, 2021 - President of Helix Strategies to Present to Pennian Bank Nonprofit Committee

April 26, 2021 - President of Helix Strategies to Facilitate Workshops on Supporting the Nonprofit Community for the TFEC

February 22, 2021 - Helix Strategies LLC Celebrates Five Years

December 8, 2020 - President of Helix Strategies Presents on Fundraising Through COVID-19 for Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz

November 2, 2020 - President of Helix Strategies Presents on Professional Leadership for York College of Pennsylvania

November 2, 2020 - President of Helix Strategies to Present on Steps to Nonprofit Success

October 20, 2020 - President of Helix Strategies Presents on Mentoring at 2020 Business Women’s Forum

October 15, 2020 - President of Helix Strategies Presents on Board Governance and Finding Your Leadership Niche for Leadership Cumberland

September 29, 2020 - President of Helix Strategies to Present at Pennsylvania Association for the Blind Conference

June 30, 2020 - President of Helix Strategies, LLC to Serve on Susquehanna Valley Council of Charitable Gift Planners Board of Directors

April 30, 2020 - Not-for-Profit Webinar on NAVIGATING COVID-19

January 8, 2020 - President of Helix Strategies Receives YWCA’s 2020 Tribute to Women of Excellence Award

October 29, 2019 - President of Helix Strategies to Lead Nonprofit Roundtable at the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce

September 27, 2019 - President of Helix Strategies to Present at BMT Nonprofit Breakfast Seminar

September 9, 2019 - President of Helix Strategies to Present at the 2019 Case Management Unit (CMU) Conference

June 4, 2019 - President of Helix Strategies to Speak at Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Roundtable

May 20, 2019 - President of Helix Strategies Earns PANO Standards for Excellence Consultant License

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