Erica Waasdorp is President of A Direct Solution, located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Erica lives and breathes direct response and fundraising and can be considered a Philanthropyholic.

She works with non-profit clients all over the country as well as internationally, helping them with their appeals, monthly giving, grant writing and PR.

Erica Waasdorp is a Master Trainer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and she is  the US Ambassador for the International Fundraising Congress (IFC), held in the Netherlands in October (

Erica published one of the very few books on monthly giving, called Monthly Giving. The Sleeping Giant.

She co-authored the DonorPerfect Monthly Giving Starter and Marketing Kits, she blogs on  #MonthlyDonorMondays for Nonprofit Pro and others and she presents in person and via webinars on anything appeals, direct mail and monthly giving.