Amanda Day, GPC

Like most every grant professional, Amanda fell into the field through no fault of her own. She quickly discovered that grant work fit her personality and skills, and since 2001 she’s been writing, managing, and training with the best of…

Kurt Appel

Kurt has over twenty years’ successful experience in conducting capital campaigns. He began his career in consulting with Cargill Associates, one of the longest-serving capital campaign consulting firms in the nation. Cargill Associates recently merged with DickersonBakker, and Kurt was promoted…

Jason J. Caniglia, MPA, CFRM

Jason joined DickersonBakker in 2020 as Vice President, Client Services. With nearly three decades of major gift fundraising experience, Caniglia has played a leadership role in securing more than $660 Million for Non-Profits and leading high-performing teams to secure an…

Jeff Crabtree

Jeff loves getting the opportunity each day to help ministries, whose work revolves around making much of Christ, grow their mission and vision through improved funding. “My passion is helping ministry executive and development leadership identify areas of great opportunity, formulate the plan to make it a reality, and then bring it to fruition.”, he says.

Todd Nichols, MBA

Todd Nichols brings over 25 years experience to the DickersonBakker Grant Services team. His career spans across the globe including assisting philanthropists with project due diligence and evaluation, and nonprofits with grant development and project funding. Todd’s primary focus is…

Christina Chappell, MPA

Christina has more than 30 years of experience serving to advance the missions of local, national and international nonprofits. Her professional career includes two decades of leadership in high impact organizations specializing in Christian philanthropy, evangelism and discipleship, higher education,…

Derric Bakker, MBA

Derric Bakker is one of those rare individuals who has been in fundraising for almost his entire career. In 1990 – just a couple years out of college – Derric was offered opportunity to serve as Development Director for a…

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