Meet Our Team
Bull Moose Group is comprised of a team of independent consultants who bring expertise and experience in virtually all aspects of fundraising, social media strategy, event planning, marketing and organizational development.
Ronnie Weston, Founder and Managing Member
Ronnie Weston brings a unique combination of skills to the not for profit landscape. She is an attorney, an accomplished entrepreneur, public speaker, author, fundraiser, and results-oriented team leader.
Ronnie founded Bull Moose Group, a collaborative group of independent consultants, to counsel nonprofits in fulfilling their missions and realizing their visions. Specializing in grassroots fundraising and board recruitment and development, Ronnie places special emphasis on the role of the nonprofit in enriching the community.
Ronnie’s experience includes board development and board fundraising, leadership development, and meeting and retreat facilitation. She is particularly adept at working with staff and lay leadership and knows how to navigate the challenges of those relationships. Other areas of expertise include feasibility studies, capital and annual campaign management, development audits, website content, social media strategy, database management, special events, and corporate sponsorship.
Recent clients include Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation, Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine, Harpswell Neck Fire and Rescue Department, Portland Masonic Temple Foundation, Tutors for All, Save1, Harpswell Coastal Academy, Maine Association for Charter Schools, Woodard and Curran Foundation, and Kora Shrine Center Foundation.
Ronnie serves pro bono on the Development Committees of the Telling Room and the Maine Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County.
A graduate of Washington University cum laude, Ronnie holds a Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law. She is a proud member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Maine Association of Nonprofits, and Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.
John Collins combines his expertise at juggling egos and agendas with a commitment to providing nonprofits with creative, low-stress, high-impact solutions. Recent clients include the Florida Holocaust Museum and Shorecrest Preparatory School, providing interim leadership, development search, and campaign planning. He serves on the Pinellas Cultural Council, and chairs the St. Petersburg Arts Advisory Committee, for whom he is producing an arts and culture economic impact study. He is also president of Organizational Advancement Consulting, licensed in Florida to conduct fundraising programs.
Collins has extensive senior level, nonprofit management experience in the arts and higher education. His comprehensive background in strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, communications, community relations, staff assessment and searches enables him to position an organization for success-whether the goal is to realize the mission and vision, establish a brand identity, develop a bridge campaign, or direct a capital campaign from feasibility study to successful execution.
Collins has held vice presidential leadership positions working with boards at Berklee College of Music, Arizona State University West, USF St. Petersburg, and Eckerd Youth Alternatives. His arts administration career includes serving as president and CEO of Boca Raton’s Centre for the Arts, managing director of the Tufts Arena Theater, and leader at several other Boston area theatre companies.
John earned in B.A. from Clemson University, M.A. from Emerson College, and Certificate in Arts Administration from the University of Rhode Island.
Linda Eisenhart, CFRE
After a productive career as an educator and a successful transition into the business arena with a small conglomerate, Linda Eisenhart formed her own company in 1973. She began serving state and national clients with event management services, the most notable of which was coordinating the food service for the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta.
When Linda moved to Florida in 1985, she first served as the sales director for the St. Petersburg Grand Prix and then as the Advancement Director of Shorecrest Preparatory School. She served in that position for thirteen years, receiving three regional awards for her fundraising efforts.
As President of Eisenhart & Associates, Inc., Linda has added marketing, management and fundraising consulting as well as education, training and research to the company’s service portfolio. Linda is often asked to speak to and train other fundraising professionals. Linda and her team at Eisenhart and Associates works with both for profit and nonprofit businesses and offers clients of Bull Moose Group the ability to create strategies that support their mission and include the “WOW” factor!
Linda served as the Suncoast Chapter Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) President in 2002. She also served as Chair of the AFP Florida Caucus, was a member of the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Planet Philanthropy planning committee and was a delegate representative to the AFP International Assembly. Recently Linda was named to the board of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of AFP and is serving on the Los Angeles National Philanthropy Day Committee.
Linda holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from Ohio State University and also holds the nationally-recognized CFRE designation (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and is a graduate of the prestigious AFP Faculty Training Academy.
Rebecca Tarantino is a seasoned marketing executive with a zeal for early stage ventures. She founded T4 Advisory to bring her experience putting young companies on the map – by building brands, simplifying complex products, and creating an effective marketing infrastructure – to companies of all shapes and sizes. She offers clients of Bull Moose Group her expertise in strategic marketing, messaging and public relations strategy, collateral and website development, brand development and event planning.
Rebecca has developed myriad integrated marketing strategies, championed numerous brands (established and new), built a dozen websites from scratch, and created comprehensive tools enabling sales teams to sell.
Rebecca is the Co-President of Parent Talk, a community-based non-profit, serves on the membership committee of the MIT Enterprise Forum and an Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University.