About Us

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Amy Tripi – President

Amy Tripi has been helping non-profits raise funds for nearly 25 years.  Amy wrote her first direct mail piece as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, and since then has dedicated her professional life to direct marketing fundraising, working with many international, national, and local non-profits.  For eight years, Amy was a member of the Board of Directors of the Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA), an alliance of more than 400 non-profit organizations, consultants, and industry suppliers.  She also served as the DMFA’s President from 2002-2003.  Amy co-chairs the Direct Response Track for Fundraising Day in New York, America’s largest one-day conference on philanthropy.  She served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Unison Arts Center in New Paltz, NY from 2010-2011 and is currently a member of the Poughkeepsie Day School Development Committee.  She frequently writes articles and speaks at workshops and seminars about direct marketing fundraising.  In 2013, Amy was honored with the prestigious DMFA Marketer of the Year Award for her contributions to Direct Marketing Fundraising.

Susan Sena – Senior Account Manager

Prior to joining Tripi Consulting in 2007, Sue worked for 15 years as a fund-raising and communications executive in the non-profit sector.  Ten of those years were spent as Fountain House‘s Director of Individual Giving and Communications and the Development and Communications Manager for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  She also served as the Associate Director of Major Gifts for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  Early in her career she managed a diverse team of youth volunteers with the inaugural AmeriCorps program in Jersey City, NJ.  In 2002, Sue and a group of New York City activists founded the award-winning, non-profit organization Swish, which engages straight allies in the LGBT rights movement.  She is a member of DMFA, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Non-Profit Technology Network, and is an active graduate of the leadership training and development programs of Landmark Education.

Bonnie Catena – Senior Account Manager

BonnieBonnie has more than two decades of experience on both the client and the agency side of the fundraising desk.  She’s held development positions at Amnesty International and the Center for Reproductive Rights and served as a Senior Account Executive at Sanky Inc., where she managed the direct marketing programs for clients such as Freedom from Hunger, Planned Parenthood of New York City and Coalition for the Homeless.  Bonnie is fascinated by how all media mail, phone, web, email, social, mobile converge and is inspired to devise the strategies that will best exploit each channel’s potential.  A past president of the Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA), Bonnie currently serves on the Marketing Committee for Fundraising Day in New York, America’s largest one-day conference on philanthropy.  She is a blogger and frequent industry speaker.

Rayna Puglisi Clarke – Account Manager

rayna 2015Having joined Tripi Consulting in 2011, Rayna brings a deep commitment to helping her fellow citizens.  She has gutted and rebuilt homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, interned with Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley, and taught English at a public school in Costa Rica.  She also volunteers regularly at Project Cat, a non-profit animal welfare organization in upstate New York.  At Tripi Consulting, Rayna’s days are filled with editing and writing fundraising copy, website maintenance, campaign performance reporting, print production management, and working with Raiser’s Edge.  In 2014 she joined the Marketing Committee for Fundraising Day in New York.

Gerry Gomez Pearlberg Copywriter

Gerry PearlbergGerry Gomez Pearlberg is the sole proprietor of Artisanal Prose, and has served the nonprofit sector as a freelance writer, editor, and project manager since 1992.  In that time, she has created hundreds of communications and fundraising materials for dozens of clients.  She is proficient in developing fundraising appeals, annual reports, grant proposals, newsletters, and web content.  Recent clients include WHEDco, Community Service Society of New York, Community Resource Exchange, and The Diverse Elders Coalition, among others. Gerry has collaborated with Tripi Consulting on direct mail projects for SAGE and American Jewish World Service.  Gerry is also an award-winning poet who has led a weekly writing workshop at AIDS Service Center NYC since 2000.  In her non-writing hours, she pursues her interests as a gardener, wild-food forager, and student of Japanese language and culture.

Erin Plimley — Production Assistant

Erin PlimleyErin joined Tripi Consulting in April of 2015, after nearly 20 years working with the Garden Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving America’s private gardens. She worked as coordinator of the Open Days Program, which invites the public to visit exceptional private gardens all around the country. Her role at the Conservancy enabled her to travel and see many different parts of the country, and also to meet some of their wonderful volunteers. She brings writing, editing, design, database and administrative skills to Tripi Consulting, along with a strong desire to stay active within our diverse nonprofit community.

 

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“Tripi Consulting is an essential part of Orbis’s direct marketing program as we grow our donor base and develop relationships with our supporters. Amy is a direct mail guru, as well as a terrific project manager. She and her team consistently meet deadlines and always strive to keep our costs down. We are thrilled with the success of our acquisition program, which Tripi Consulting helped us to re-launch in 2010.”

 Áine Doddy, Senior Manager, Direct Marketing
 Orbis International