Hi. I'm Bonnie Hawksworth

I'm passionate about helping nonprofit organizations exceed even their most ambitious goals.

Almost twenty years ago, I moved to Northwest Indiana in order to apply my professional skills to areas that are important to me. I served four years as fundraising chair for a nature-based preschool, which led me to join a local land trust, where I spent the next nine years. 

During my tenure, I helped the organization grow into a regional force in land preservation. I was instrumental in doubling the operating budget, raising funds for signature capital projects, and establishing a quasi-endowment. What's more, I built awareness among diverse stakeholders and developed new strategies to maximize fundraising, outreach, and engagement. 

Now, I’m ready for a new challenge. Let’s talk about how I can help your nonprofit connect with supporters and achieve its fundraising, outreach, and communications objectives.


For work inquiries — contract or full-time:
t: 219-309-7638

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Nonprofit Case Studies

I've led countless initiatives—to raise funds, build partnerships, engage volunteers, create awareness, and much more. Here are just a few, real-world examples.


Bonnie’s quality of work is exceptional. She is thorough, well-organized, precise, thoughtful and versatile in every aspect of her work. There isn’t a project she doesn’t take on with confidence or complete without the highest level of quality and professionalism.

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Kris Krouse
Executive Director, Shirley Heinze Land Trust

[Bonnie] was always open to new ideas. She brought together those who wanted to stay the course and those who championed for a new idea. [Bonnie] was upbeat and friendly to all: volunteers, donors, and other employees. She is a great cheerleader and often served as an inspiration.

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Vicki Sparks
Former Colleague & Volunteer

She excelled at managing a rapidly growing, ambitious organization that greatly expanded its land protection holdings, developed new outreach programming, and also applied and received national Accreditation with the Land Trust Alliance.


Barb Spies-Labus
Artist & Former Colleague

[Bonnie] is both a team player and a leader. Her spirit of volunteerism is an inspiration to others.


Jane Delligatti
Past President, Chesterton-Rotary Club

Philanthropy is not about the money. It’s about using whatever resources you have at your fingertips and applying them to improving the world.

— Melinda Gates

Let's Work Together

If you have a creative project in mind, need help with fundraising or engagement, or want your next special event to "wow" even the most circumspect stakeholders, contact me today!

Bonnie Hawksworth
ph: 219-309-7638
email: bonniemhawksworth@gmail.com

Bonnie Hawksworth, non-profit leader and fundraising and engagement expert.

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