Lynn S. Edmonds, president of direct response firm LW Robbins in Holliston, Mass., will receive the 2013 Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award next month during the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation conference in Washington, D.C.
The award is named for the esteemed and long-time fundraiser for Disabled American Veterans (DAV). The award recognizes career accomplishments by a fundraising professional with a track record of service, leadership, innovation and integrity. The award winner must be a respected authority in direct marketing fundraising practices and issues, and must be committed to the professional development of others through shared knowledge and mentorship.
Edmonds is a board member of the Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel (ADRFCO), the National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC), and the DMA Direct Marketing Educational Foundation. She chaired the DMA Nonprofit Federation’s 2009 New York Nonprofit Conference and is a frequent speaker at fundraising and direct marketing conferences nationwide. Edmonds also received the New England Direct Marketing Association Direct Marketer of the Year Award in 2010.
Edmonds also recently received the 2012 Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association Marketer of the Year Award in this past December. Under her leadership, Edmond’s fundraising teams have also won more than 100 national and regional industry awards for creative excellence and outstanding results.
Some previous winners are: Charles L. “Chuck” Longfield of Blackbaud; Carol Portale of March of Dimes; Kory Christianson of St. Joseph’s Indian School; Mal Warwick of Mal Warwick Associates; Kelly Browning of the American Institute for Cancer Research; Larry May of Direct Media/May Development Services; and, Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“We’re very proud and honored to have Lynn’s career accomplishments recognized by the DMA with this prestigious award, said Ed Marino, CEO of LW Robbins. “Lynn’s contributions to our industry have been truly outstanding. Her expertise continues to serve as a tremendous resource for our staff, our clients and the entire nonprofit community.”