Maria Semple
Senior Consultant - Prospect Research & Social Media

Maria Semple is an experienced researcher, trainer and frequent speaker.  She consults with nonprofit organizations, small business owners and financial services firms interested in finding their best prospects for long-term business relationships.   She authored two interactive e-books, “Panning for Gold”, which include an extensive compilation of research resources.  Maria is a regular monthly contributor to the Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio Show, available on iTunes.

 She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Financial Planning Association, the Financial Women’s Association and Women In Development of Mercer County where she serves on the Board.  Speaking engagements include:  Merrill Lynch,  APRA, The Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Fund Raising Day in New York, the Mid-Atlantic Researchers Conference, New Jersey Conference on Philanthropy, New Jersey's Nonprofit Symposium  and the  Association of Fundraising Professionals (NJ).  She has contributed her expertise to the Craigslist Foundation and has presented her prospecting seminar at New York University, Brookdale Community College, Mercer County Community College, Bergen County Community College and County College of Morris.  The firm also serves as a consultant for New Jersey's Partnership in Philanthropy program.
In 2009, Maria became a Constant Contact® Solutions Provider.  This enables her to assist small business owners and nonprofits with their email marketing needs.  As a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, Maria is available to speak on the topic of best practices in email marketing and social media.

Prior to her work in this field, she was a securities dealer in the investment banking industry. Maria successfully completed an intensive Grant Proposal Writing Workshop conducted by The Grantsmanship Center in New York, NY.  She is a graduate of Douglass College.

Our Associates

  • Joel F. Smith, President & CEO
  • Neil J. Abitabilo, Operations and Finance Practice Leader
  • Karl Bortnick, Ph.D., Information Practice Leader
  • Annette Cremo, Ph.D., Training Practice Leader
  • Kendall A Elsom, Jr, Executive Search & Talent Acquisition Practice Leader
  • Thomas W Aiken, Finance Practice Leader
  • Ben Goldberg, Finance Practice Leader, Small cap
  • Patricia Weeks, Life Science Business Practice Leader
  • Matt Hugg, Nonprofit Practice Leader
  • Maria Semple, Prospect Research & Social Media
  • Gail Cooperman, MLD,, Marketing Practice Leader
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    Maria Semple

    Senior Consultant - Prospect Research & Social Media