Erin Fuller, FASAE, MPA, CAE
Phone: +1 703-506-3260
Erin Fuller leads MCI USA’s team who focus on nonprofit management and consulting, and assesses business development and partnership opportunities that advance MCI’s mission and model while supporting a culture of creating thoughtful growth and strong career pathways. Fuller is a noted expert on nonprofit management and women’s issues, and has appeared on NBC Nightly News, CBS’s MarketWatch, ABC News, Fox News, NPR’s Marketplace, and BBC’s America. She has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune and Newsweek, and is a featured lecturer within American University’s School of Public Affairs.
Through her work with MCI USA’s consulting clients, Fuller and her colleagues have delivered expert guidance to high-profile national and international nonprofits on topics including financial analysis, governance redesign, comprehensive marketing, branding and communication plans and non-dues revenue development, working with such clients as The ESOP Association, the National Law Journal, the National Council of Jewish Women, the SCORE Foundation, and the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund.
Fuller has served as the chief staff executive for a number of MCI USA client organizations, including the Alliance for Women in Media, Tysons Tomorrow, and the National Association of Women Business Owners. Her accomplishments include the launch of a social media-driven grassroots advocacy campaign, the implementation of a “freemium” membership model for a 60+-year old association, and the growth of corporate investment of over 400% within a two-year period.
Fuller received both her undergraduate and master of public administration degrees from American University in Washington, D.C. An active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Fuller was named an ASAE Fellow in 2011. She served as a faculty member for the CAE Immersion course, where she taught financial management, strategic planning and brand management, and served as an associate professor at Northern Virginia Community College, teaching "Introduction to Nonprofit Management”. She currently serves on the board of directors for American Forests, and served as the president of the American University Alumni Association Board. She previously served on the board of directors of the ASAE Foundation, as well as the editorial board of the Journal of Association Leadership. In 2011, Fuller received the Alice Paul Award for her work advancing women’s causes.
Fuller and her two sons reside in Arlington, Virginia.
Erin’s areas of expertise:
- Growth-focused strategy for high-profile organizations
- High-impact brand and market analysis and implementation for nonprofits
- Board consensus building
- Thoughtful industry sector advocacy and representation
- Creating sustainable, high-performance teams
Now, here's the backstory on Erin…
Hometown: Auburn, Massachusetts (central Massachusetts, 40 miles west of Boston – it explains why my sons were issued Red Sox hats at birth.)
First car: 1978 Caprice Classic – it seated 20 comfortably.
Superhero power I wish I had: I want the full Wonder Woman package – telepathy, lasso of truth, invisible jet (so handy in Washington traffic!) and of course, the bullet-resistant tiara and bracelets. Plus, she has a great theme song.
Advice I would give my “younger self”: Relax! Travel more! (And rethink that 2002 haircut – you don’t have the cheekbones for it.)
At the end of the day…: No regrets, a little learning, a lot of laughter and a glass of wine sounds about right.