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Our Team

Chuck is  a Senior Governance Associate for BoardSource (formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards) in Washington, DC, offering expertise in board development and other governance issues to nonprofit boards across the country.

Chuck is a past president of the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is a Certified Fundraising Executive, and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Chuck has helped hundreds of local and regional nonprofits across the country improve their governance and such prominent national charities as Special Olympics, Second Harvest Food Banks, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The Susan Komen Foundation, The Alzheimer’s Association, Easter Seals, and The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

Each year Chuck conducts dozens of training programs for funders, Community Foundations and Nonprofit Centers interested in good governance. His repeat clients include The Hartford Community Foundation for Public Giving, The Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, The Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, The Porter County Community Foundation, The Cape Cod Community Foundation, The Community Foundation of Broward County, The Foundation Center in New York City, The Philanthropy Center at Rollins College, and the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits to name only a few.

Chuck V. Loring, MBA, CFRE

Senior Founding Partner

Dave has considerable experience in nonprofit board development and governance work. Dave has been a fundraising professional since obtaining his BA Degree from The Ohio State University.

He is a member of the faculty at The Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University’s Fund Raising School, where he teaches Building the Annual Fund, Marketing for Fundraising, Managing the Capital Campaign, Principles and Techniques, Major Gifts; as well as numerous customized training programs nationally and internationally. In 2006 he authored the course Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising in cooperation with BoardSource.

Dave is also a Senior Governance Consultant for BoardSource and is the only person in America to be affiliated with both the Lilly School of Philanthropy and BoardSource.

From 1991 to 1996 Dave served as a development staff member at both small and large nonprofit organizations in human services and higher education. In 1996, Dave founded Loring, Sternberg and Associates providing fundraising counsel to educational foundations, social service organizations, higher education, membership organizations, children’s groups, and museums. His counsel includes: strategic planning, development audits, on-going fund development planning, feasibility studies, campaign direction, board governance and fundraising training, annual fund management and ongoing coaching for CEOs and Board Chairs.

In 2008, Dave authored the second and third edition of Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards a publication for BoardSource in Washington, DC, a best seller since its publication.

From 2005-2016 Dave designed and lead the Annenberg Foundation’s Alchemy Program (in Los Angeles, California). This cohort based program brought CEOs and Board Chair’s together to learn the fundamentals of board governance and fundraising through direct training and offered strategies for change. The program offered ongoing coaching for participating groups as well as further in-depth learning opportunities.

Dave is active in the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter. He served two terms as the Vice President of Programs (1999, 2000) and served as the chapter President 2001. In addition, he served two years as the chair of Indiana Fund Raising Day in 1997 and 1998. Locally in Indianapolis, Dave served on the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis board and is a past president of the Washington Township Schools Foundation.

Dave can be seen speaking nationally for the YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs and at the BoardSource Leadership Forum.

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Dave Sternberg

Founding Partner

Nick leads the campaign consulting practice at LSA. Serving clients nationally, Nick has consulted on capital projects as large as $40 million.

Prior to consulting, Nick served as the director of advancement at Damar Services, where he led the largest campaign in Damar’s 40-year history and secured a $3.25M gift; the largest gift ever committed to Damar. As a registered lobbyist, Nick led Damar’s governmental affairs initiatives at both the state and federal level.

Prior to his role at Damar, Nick served then-Governor of Indiana, Frank O’Bannon in his constituent correspondence office.  He also served as the first Indiana state director for Best Buddies, where he secured state line item funding from the Indiana Department of Education and Family & Social Services Administration and testified to Indiana State Legislative Commissions on disability issues.

Nick is a past Chairman of the Perry Township Education Foundation, a former member of the Autism Society of Indiana board and is a longtime volunteer for the United Way of Central Indiana. A native Hoosier, Nick holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public affairs from Indiana University and has earned the CFRE professional designation.

Nick Parkevich, MPA, CFRE


Adam Clevenger, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), has spent his entire career building donor passion for causes. For over a decade, Adam has created donor-centered and sustainable fundraising programs.

Before joining the Loring, Sternberg and Associates, Adam served as Regional Collaboration Manager for the YMCA of the USA, working closely with 300 local Ys to support their annual and capital fundraising efforts; Director of the Hanover College Presidents’ Club; Director of Annual Giving for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis providing leadership to the annual campaign for 13 branches that raised more than $2 million each year; and Director of Development for Timmy Global Health. In addition to annual support efforts, Adam has been a key leader on staff teams raising $80 million in capital contributions.

He is a Faculty Trainer for the YMCA Annual Campaign and Introduction to Fundraising courses; a frequent contributor to Bloomerang, the North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO), WeDidIt, and CauseVox blogs; and conference and workshop presenter with the Association of Donor Relations Professionals, NAYDO, Indiana CPA Society, and Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network.

As a volunteer, Adam serves as a board member and former VP of Resource Development for Indiana Chapter of Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP), both the Advisory Council and Development Committee for Second Helpings in Indianapolis, Stewardship Committee for Second Presbyterian Church, a board member for Indiana YMCA Youth and Government and Hanover College Business Scholars Program Leadership Council.

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Adam Clevenger, CFRE


Nancy was one of the original partners with Loring, Sternberg & Associates, serving as managing partner until 2006.  Prior to joining LSA, she was first the Associate Executive Director of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, and later the Executive Director of the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation.  While with LSA, she also served as Executive Director of Indiana Dollars for Scholars, a network of statewide grassroots community scholarship foundations affiliated with Scholarship America, and the North American Inter-fraternal Foundation, which supported the interests of the fraternity/sorority systems.

Nancy’s experience with LSA includes development audits, feasibility studies, capital campaigns, strategic planning, annual giving, major/planned giving, and board development.  After leaving LSA, Nancy joined the St. Vincent Foundation as Director of Foundation Advancement overseeing annual, major, planned and capital fundraising efforts including two capital campaigns totaling more than $20M, and later served as Vice President Development, where she oversaw all fundraising efforts and managed a staff of 12 and a board of more than 25 community leaders.

In addition to her professional career, Nancy has also been active in the community and currently serves as a Trustee of the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, and on the boards of Second Presbyterian Church, the Indianapolis Great Banquet, Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network, and is a former board president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Indiana Chapter.  Nancy has a BA from DePauw University, a MSEd from Butler University and an MDiv from Christian Theological Seminary.  She is married to Charlie Frick and lives in Carmel, IN.

Nancy Frick, M.Div., MSEd, CFRE

Of Counsel

Eric Howard spent his entire career helping the homeless of Indianapolis. In doing so, he has built strong relationships with donors, helping them align their passions with worthwhile causes.

Before consulting, Eric served as the Founder and CEO of Outreach, Inc. for 22 years. As CEO, Eric led a team of 28, served over 500 homeless young adults each year, and successfully executed a capital campaign securing over $3.5 million for a new building. A constant innovator, Eric created the homeless resource guide and a program addressing the needs of homeless young people to stay in school and graduate.

Eric has extensive direct experience with program evaluation, grant reporting, strategic planning, vision casting, board development, program development, and analysis. Eric focuses on serving human service organizations and small faith-based not for profits.

Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Indiana University and a master’s in Ministerial Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. Eric has won several community awards in recognition of his work in the community, including YMCA Mission Impact, Stopover, Inc. Community Impact Award, Jefferson Award, Merit Award for Neighborhood Revitalization, and the Better Business Bureau Pillar of the Community – Torch Award.

Eric has served in numerous volunteer positions, including founding board member of an organization for women leaving commercial sex, steering committee for the Blueprint to End Homelessness, a trainer for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Persons, Homeless Youth Advocacy Netowork, presenter at several national and local conferences.

Eric Howard

Of Counsel

Matching passions and resources, Shannon is a professional fundraiser working with non-profits in Indiana and throughout the United States.

Shannon is a graduate of Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. After careers in the airline and retail industries, Shannon transitioned to the Peace Corps, where she served in Armenia from 2009-2011. She worked for a women’s resource NGO setting up organizational structures and building capacity for the organization to grow. Shannon has also worked with her sorority foundation and local nonprofits as well as national nonprofits.

Shannon is a homeowner in the Little Flower neighborhood on the east side of the Indianapolis and loves coming home to tall trees and a 1920’s bungalow style home. In her free time you can find Shannon working in her yard in the warmer weather or training for a half marathon no matter the weather. Shannon is a proud United Methodist Woman, where she serves as the National President.

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Shannon Priddy, CFRE

Senior Associate Consultant