The Road Home is excited to announce that Meghan Salzwedel has joined the leadership team. Meghan has hit the ground running in her new role, putting the agency in capable and experienced hands as we prepare to turn the calendar into 2023. In this role, she will be tasked with leading our agency’s fundraising operations, which will include efforts to expand the organization’s donor base and diversify its grants portfolio. An experienced development professional, Meghan will rely on her strong communication, management, and interpersonal skills to ensure the nonprofit’s long-term financial and reputational durability. As a member of the leadership team, her contributions will be vital to maintaining the top-notch service families have come to expect from The Road Home’s housing programs.
Hear directly from Meghan below in her Leadership Q&A:
Welcome to The Road Home Dane County! Can you tell us a little about your background and what drew you to a career in development?
I’ve worked in nonprofit development for the last eight years! Prior to working at The Road Home, I was the Development Director at REAP Food Group. Previous to that, I worked in fundraising in Iowa City, Iowa and Denver, Colorado. While I’ve been all over the midwest, I’m happy to call The Road Home and Madison my home! My favorite part of development/fundraising is building relationships with our partners, donors, and supporters. I love to learn why someone is passionate about our work and why they’ve chosen to invest in it.
Tell us how your role works to support The Road Home’s mission of ending family homelessness?
As the Development Director, I lead the agency’s fundraising efforts. This includes supporting the Development and Communications team with community events, grant writing, fundraising campaigns, communications, and more!
How is your team structured to support critical development and community outreach work for The Road Home?
The Road Home’s Development and Communications team includes Addie (Communications & Donor Relations), Betsy (Business Manager), Kyle (Community Engagement Manager), and myself! I am really honored to be a part of a team that is so passionate about the work that The Road Home does to support families experiencing homelessness. Our work style is very collaborative and flexible, so that when an opportunity for The Road Home presents itself – we can quickly act on it and get to work!
What are some ways the public can support The Road Home and the families with children served in your housing programs?
The Road Home’s programs are made possible by the generous support from our community! There are many different ways to support our work including in-kind donations, financial gifts, volunteer opportunities, and more. If you are interested in getting involved, I would be happy to connect with you at !
Is there something you’ve learned in your work at The Road Home that you carry with you as a source of inspiration?
I’ve been at The Road Home for three months and I am continually inspired by the team’s commitment to putting our families first. The families first philosophy leads every piece of work from housing advocacy to fundraising!