Louise Dinsmore is thrilled to be a part of the Capital Campaign Pro team as a seasoned Campaign Advisor.
Louise spent the first part of her career as a development professional for three organizations:
- Rhode Island School of Design, breaking annual giving records
- University of Rhode Island, serving as the Capital Campaign Director for the largest capital project in the University’s history at the time of construction, and subsequently serving as Director of Athletic Development
- Women & Infants Hospital, as a Major Gifts Officer for the “Onward” Capital Campaign
In 2008, Louise founded a Rhode Island-based consulting firm lending her expertise to a myriad of nonprofit organizations on capital campaigns, major gift fundraising, and solicitation training. She is a highly sought-after fundraising professional in Rhode Island and known locally for helping organization meet and exceed their capital campaign goals.
Areas of Expertise
Louise brings nearly 30 years of experience in capital campaign planning, management and execution. She has conducted countless feasibility studies and worked with myriad nonprofit organizations to organize their campaigns from start to finish.
Some of Louise’s Clients
- Safe Passage
- Isidore Newman School
- Ridgefield Academy
Education and Certifications
- B.A. from Providence College; Minor in Public Administration
Richmond, Rhode Island
Louise and her husband, Jeff, lost their daughter, Gabrielle, to complications from congenital heart disease in 2010 and began a nonprofit organization in her memory. As a result of their fundraising efforts, the Dinsmores funded endowments that benefit four New England hospital pediatric cardiology departments supporting heart families.
The Dinsmores fostered and then adopted their son, Jovani, who is a junior black belt in karate.
When she isn’t working with her nonprofit clients, you’ll find Louise attending concerts featuring 80’s bands. She’s been to over 35 Journey concerts and is usually up in front singing her heart out! One of her concert highlights? Meeting her rock idol, Neal Schon (twice).