Linda Wastyn has more than 25 years of fundraising experience, most recently at St. Ambrose University. She opened Wastyn & Associates in August 2011 to provide strategic planning facilitation, grant development, fundraising planning and wealth identification to nonprofit and for-profit companies in the Quad Cities and around the country. Since its founding, Wastyn & Associates has worked with more than 60 organizations, raising more than $3 million and helping countless others chart their future direction.
Linda earned bachelor’s degrees in Politics and Communication from Wake Forest University, a master’s degree in Rhetorical Studies from the University of Georgia, and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Illinois State University. Her dissertation examined the reasons why some alumni never give to their alma mater. She currently serves as a Visiting Professional in the Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication program at the University of Iowa where she also teaches a class in strategic planning.