Our Team

Meet the McCarthy/Blansett Team

Whether your community base is measured in thousands or millions, whether your budget supports a staff of 3 or 33, we bring the complementary skills of our entire team to bear on your project. We become your best champions with your constituents and investors. Ask our clients. They’ll tell you we helped them think, talk and act differently about the work they do. And that has impacts that go far beyond fundraising.


R. MICHAEL McCARTHY, CEcD, FM / PRINCIPAL
303.641.3951
mike@mccarthyblansettgroup.com

In his 30-year fundraising career, Mike has raised over $400 million in 115+ capital campaigns he and his team have headed. He is nationally and internationally recognized as a top economic and community development strategist, a passionate orator and fundraiser. Mike has worked in every facet of economic development from military base reuse to revitalization of downtowns, and attraction of new industries. He has led successful international trade missions throughout Asia and Europe.



SUSAN BLANSETT, CEcD, CM / PRINCIPAL
303.475.2718

susan@mccarthyblansettgroup.com

Susan is passionate about helping people and organizations stretch and exceed their own expectations. Clients rely on her judgment and praise her professionalism and problem-solving ability. Her experience in economic and workforce development at state, regional and local levels has proven a strong asset over nearly 20 years in consulting. Susan coaches in strategy, organizational development, messaging, and investor/client relations. She has made more than 3,000 direct solicitations and helped to raise more than $200 million for our clients. Off-duty, Susan avidly enjoys reading, birding, exploring new places and being out in nature with friends, her husband Mark and their two golden retrievers, DaisyMae and Jazz.



COLLEEN NELSON / PRINCIPAL
720.530.7786

colleen@mccarthyblansettgroup.com

Colleen has 25 years of expertise in sales and marketing, with a focus on relationship building, as she helps create an atmosphere of synergistic business growth with her clients. She has a strong track record nationally and internationally building and managing multi-million dollar accounts and establishing long and lasting customer relations. As the owner and operator of three businesses, she is a proven multi-tasker with new business development, account expansion, and day-to-day operations.


The McCarthy/Blansett Group, LLC, PO Box 1466, Golden, CO 80402
Call 303-475-2718 or Email us for a free, confidential, no-obligation strategy session.