Brigitte Savage is a development expert with over 30 years of experience in fund raising and over a decade of service in executive recruiting and referencing. As a referencing specialist, she does referencing on finalist candidates for searches, employing the 360° referencing procedures that are a hallmark of GA&A recruitment. She has been instrumental in raising well over $100 million for nonprofit organizations in the arts, women's and human rights, and in international development. For eight years, Savage served as VP for Development and Membership at a national nonprofit organization. At GA&A she has specialized in development searches. She is CFRE certified and an expert in all phases of development - needs assessment, case statement development, prospect research and cultivation, proposal writing, planned giving, direct mail fund raising, membership recruitment and retention, and conference and event planning. Her degrees are from University of California Los Angeles and University of Erlangen Germany.