“Fundraising is the fuel for mission. Whether you are an organization, a fundraiser, or an Executive Director, you are here to live into your potential.”

— Robin. L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA



Robin is the founder of Development Consulting Solutions and is a fundraising coach and consultant. With her 25 years plus experience, a Master of Arts in Fundraising and Philanthropy, and a CFRE designation, she is a top fundraising strategist and career advancement expert. Through her unique coaching and consulting methods, she has worked with clients to achieve their potential and to move from dreading their job to creating a career and from organizations from surviving to thriving.


Robin works with nonprofit organizations throughout the country with a team of seasoned professionals, Robin is able to provide her clients with a cadre of professionals in a variety of disciplines to holistically meet their needs and provide a solution to skill gaps who serve both in-house and remotely.

She has experts in campaign management, audits and assessments, planning, major donor work, Board governance, and annual fund campaign management.  Additionally, DCS has a team of grant writers both private and governmental and donor-centered graphic design services.

When you consult with Robin, you get a team of specialists behind you meeting all of your needs.


Robin Cabral is a highly regarded fundraising leader in business today. As an Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Master Trainer, she has enthused audiences around the world with her presentations to those in the nonprofit and for-purpose world. Her highly engaging talks are filled with personal anecdotes and sensible ideas that are practical and actionable and have motivated and inspired audiences to unleash their potential.

After working with countless nonprofit professionals over the last 25 years, I kept seeing people who just say that their number one problem is that they feel overwhelmed by all that they have to accomplish, burnt out, frazzled, undervalued, and have no work/life balance.  Situations that are costing them their family, taking care of themselves, and in most cases, their very own dreams.

In this guide, I provide you with my top tips for reducing this overwhelm in frazzled fundraising life so that you have more time with your family, feel more valued at your job, and be able to focus on what matters in your career.

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Through her development audit, she provided us with the long-term vision for our fund development efforts. She helped us to see the big picture and provided us with a blueprint for moving forward.

She provided a very practical and enthusiastic approach to key topic area.

Robin presented one of the more practical workshops that I have attended in a long-time.

Robin shared lived experiences for the learning of others. Audit and recommendation portions very helpful.