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Sandy Rees Sandy Rees

Get Fully Funded


Big Thinking for Small Nonprofits



Sandy Rees is a native East Tennessean has worked as a nonprofit Coach, consultant, and fundraiser since 1998 at organizations including Knox Area Rescue Ministries, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the Joy of Music School. In 2005, she started Sandy Rees Consulting and developed the GetFullyFunded method for fundraising. Her passion is showing small nonprofit organizations how to raise more money, strengthen their Boards, and build relationships with donors. Her strengths include direct mail, nonprofit marketing, strategic planning, and Board development.

Sandy obtained her CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) certification in 2003 after meeting the stringent requirements. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and has served her local chapter as President, Treasurer, and Membership Chair.

She’s the author of Get Fully Funded: How to Raise the Money of Your Dreams, Fundraising Buffet and Simple Success Fundraising Plan, and co-author of 7 Essential Steps to Raising Money By Mail. She co-authors the column “Little Shop” for Fundraising Success Magazine, and authors the blog Get Fully Funded (

Sandy is an accomplished presenter and an AFP Master Trainer. She’s led fundraising seminars for America’s Second Harvest, Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Chattanooga Center for Nonprofits, and numerous other nonprofits, associations, and events.

Sandy is active in the community and has volunteered with many community organizations including Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR), Lost Sheep Ministries, and Horse Haven of Tennessee. She’s a former Girl Scout Leader and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Loudon County Habitat for Humanity.

Sandy lives on a small farm outside Loudon, Tennessee. In her spare time, she likes to quilt, garden, and ride her horse, Harley.

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