about us_image_dsne DNSE was founded on the guiding principle that non-profit organizations often need additional support for specfic projects and hiring full time resources is not an option. Our full team of professionals can provide the assistance your organization needs. We work with you to build innovative campaigns that are rooted in our breadth of experience.

Deborah Baker ~ President

The Founder and President of Development Solutions of New England, Deborah Baker’s career spans more than 23 years in development and institutional advancement. She is a well-rounded fundraiser and public relations specialist, creating multi-faceted outreach programs for organizations of all sizes, including the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands, Heritage Museums and Gardens, The Rehabilitation Institute and The Boy Scouts of America. Deb’s expertise in the art of donor solicitation yielded individual gifts in excess of $100,000 to over $1 million for each of these organizations.

Deb takes a very hands-on approach to managing DSNE and is principal advisor to both clients and staff. Whether working directly with Deb, or with one of her skilled consultants, clients can be sure that she will be actively involved in developing individual solutions to their fundraising, marketing and communications needs. In addition to providing direct services, Deb has shared her exceptional skills through effective training programs for staff, board members and volunteers on the many aspects of fundraising from donor cultivation and solicitation to moves management to community building.

Well-known throughout the non-profit community, Deb is respected for her many achievements, innovative thinking and direct approach. She is active in many local and national professional organizations and is the Past President of the Planned Giving Council of Cape Cod.

Rosemarie Resnik ~ Senior Vice President

Rosemarie Resnik serves as Senior Vice President at Development Solutions of New England (DSNE), a fund raising and integrated marketing consulting firm located in Sandwich, MA. She advises many Cape Cod non-profits with their fundraising and board development initiatives. She is also responsible for the DSNE’s seminar series program and serves as a facilitator and trainer. She began her career at Harvard University/Radcliffe College, working in alumni relations and fundraising for fourteen years and then served for eight years as Director of Alumni Activities and Geographic Programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she was responsible for both external relations and fundraising activities. Most recently, she served as Director of Resource Development at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for almost six years.

Rosemarie has worked for over twenty-five years in the non-profit sector in major academic institutions, an international non-profit, and as a fundraising consultant. Rosemarie specializes in major gifts, annual funding, planned giving, staff and board trainings, capital campaigns, volunteer management, board development, donor advancement and stewardship, special events and building professional development teams. She has been recognized for outstanding leadership, strategic planning, fundraising, streamlining operations, and fiscal management.

She has served on several committees for Case District Conferences and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Prior to moving to Cape Cod, Rosemarie served on the Board of the Junior League of Boston and in numerous other leadership and community positions.

She is a member of Women in Development, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the National Committee on Planned Giving, the Planned Giving Council of Cape Cod, is a member of the planning committee for Cape Cod’s annual Philanthropy Day, and a member of the 2010 class of the Cape Cod Leadership Institute.

Wendy Cullinan ~ Director of Client Services

Wendy Cullinan brings over 20 years of event planning, development experience and staff management to the company. In her leadership role at DSNE, Wendy helps clients to plan and implement strong fundraising programs, specializing in “moves management”—creating the detailed strategies that get individual donors to increase gift amounts. DSNE clients also benefit from Wendy’s extensive background in media relations. She brings clients the much needed coverage required to promote and market their organizations and to attract a larger donor base. Additionally, Wendy mentors DSNE associates and oversees daily business operations.

In her time with DSNE, Wendy has executed successful appeals, increased major donor gifts and streamlined fundraising processes for numerous clients, including the National Marine Life Center, Gosnold and the Cape Cod Stranding Network. Wendy was also critical to the integration of CCSN’s fundraising program with the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s following the organizations’ merger in 2007. Previously a Special Events director, Wendy has managed all facets of event planning for clients, including obtaining corporate sponsorships and donations, coordinating vendor services and overseeing event-related staff activities.

In addition to her professional interests, Wendy is active in local theatre, performing with the “Books Alive Players,” a reader’s theatre group, and volunteers as an Art History teacher and with the Falcon Theatre Company in Sandwich, MA. She was also a member of the Forestdale School Council.

Alicia Duffany ~ Development Assistant

Alicia Duffany is a recent graduate of Stonehill College, with a degree in Sociology. During her time at Stonehill College she interned in the Brockton Mayor’s Office, volunteered at various local non-profits and participated in several service trips, both domestically and abroad. Alicia is called on to complete many diverse tasks in support of the DSNE team.