Elisa Shoenberger is a Research Consultant at Aspire Research Group. She has over ten years of experience in the fundraising sector working as a prospect researcher at Loyola University Chicago and benchmarking analyst at Grenzebach Glier and Associates.
Elisa earned her MBA in marketing and operations management from Loyola, a MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and a BA in history from the University of Chicago.
She has written about philanthropy for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Inside Philanthropy, Brainfacts.org, the Daily Dot, Rewire (PBS affiliate), and others. She has also written for the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. She writes regularly for Book Riot, Loop North News, and Sixty Inches from Center. In her spare time, she plays alto saxophone.