Ashley Casan Holmes Joins The Rome Group

Local development expert Ashley Casan Holmes is joining The Rome Group consulting firm on May 1 as an Associate. In her new role, she will assist the firm’s clients with development audits, capital campaigns and strategic planning.


Casan Holmes most recently served as  Director of Development with Meds & Food for Kids, where she led efforts to grow annual revenues by 71 percent. Previously she worked on the staff of Beyond Housing, helping  to conducts needs assessments and developing capacity building strategies related to that organization’s 24:1 collective impact initiative. She also served as an Event Coordinator for the National Conference for Community and Justice.


“We are pleased to add someone with Ashley’s depth and breadth of experiences to our team,” said Amy Rome, principal and founder of The Rome Group. ”She brings hands-on expertise and a strong understanding of the challenges in the nonprofit sector, which will benefit all of our clients going forward.”


Casan Holmes is a 2012 graduate of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She also holds a B.A. in Religious Studies and Philosophy from the University of Arizona. In 2010, she received a certificate in Nonprofit Management from LaSalle University’s School of Business in Philadelphia, PA.


The Rome Group is the St. Louis area’s leading consulting firm serving the nonprofit sector. It specializes in helping nonprofit organizations build capacity by planning for the future, focusing their development and fundraising efforts, and identifying opportunities for leadership, growth and success. The firm also hosts an annual Philanthropic Landscape event, which examines the state of the nonprofit sector, current trends and issues, and the prospects for fundraising in the year ahead.


Founded in 1991, The Rome Group is a woman-owned business located in the City of St. Louis.  As one of the Midwest’s leading non-profit sector consultants, The Rome Group has worked with hundreds of non-profit and philanthropic organizations in the Midwest and throughout the country to build capacity, develop resources and create exciting actionable plans that move them toward their vision.


More information is available at www.theromegroup.com.  




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