Donna Daly has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant

Ventura, CA – C.I. Partners Direct, Inc., ( is pleased to announce that Donna Daly has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant, bringing over 15 years of experience in the management and implementation of strategic multi-channel fundraising campaigns.

Before joining C.I. Partners Direct, Donna designed and launched the implementation of Cedars-Sinai’s inaugural direct response and grateful patient fundraising programs. She was instrumental in creating a strategic vision driving donor acquisition, retention, and engagement to new heights. Utilizing her expertise with process improvement analysis, she successfully executed a streamlined and effective approach to donor segmentation.

Prior to her work at Cedars-Sinai, Donna served as a director for the United Jewish Federation in San Diego, where she established a robust annual giving plan for the young leadership division, significantly increasing the amount of revenue and gifts received. She also led the strategy and implementation of a landmark team fundraising web initiative.

Donna earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from San Diego State University and a Master’s in Evaluation and Organizational Behavior from Claremont Graduate University. She currently serves as a board member for Southern California Association for Healthcare Development.

Shawnda Lembke, Vice President and Principal Consultant said “Donna’s wealth of experience and institutional knowledge is a key addition to C.I. Partners Direct. She brings a new level of insight that will allow us to bring additional solutions to our clients. We are very fortunate to have someone of Donna’s caliber join our team.”


C.I. Partners Direct, Inc., is a national fundraising and consulting agency headquartered in Ventura, California. The company specializes in the strategic planning and implementation of multi-channel direct response programs for nonprofit organizations in the Healthcare, Higher Education, Social Service, and Cultural markets. They partner with their clients to provide customized programs to achieve their fundraising goals, while providing them with exceptional results and an excellent customer service experience.