Mendi Nieters brings 16 years of development and nonprofit management experience to our team. Her passion is creating mission-centered, high-performing development teams comprised of staff, board members and volunteers.
Her nonprofit career began at the National MS Society where she tripled her chapter’s annual income, transitioned the board to a strategic fundraising base, and ultimately served as the organization’s Vice President of Development.
Mendi then served as the Regional Vice President of Development for the American Lung Association, where she merged three development teams over three states into one, implementing a comprehensive, strategic development plan. She also led the external affairs of Alliance Medical Ministry in Raleigh as the Director of Development. At Alliance, Mendi managed the organization’s annual fund, communications, outreach, program development and volunteer engagement. Most recently, Mendi revamped the development program for Comfort Zone Camp, a national organization focused on childhood bereavement. At CZC, she helped lead an operational and cultural restructuring, diversified revenue streams and increased individual giving by 14% in two years.
Mendi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from North Carolina State University. She is a lifelong native of North Carolina living in Apex with her husband Daniel and her two sons Nathan and Samuel. She is active in the community, serving Apex United Methodist Church, Raleigh Professional Women’s Forum, and other local nonprofits.