Christy Bergman

Christy Bergman

Senior Consultant

Christy Bergman brings more than a decade of experience in the social sector for a variety of nonprofit, education and government entities. Christy’s particular expertise is fundraising for startup organizations and new programs. In her last role before joining JVA in 2011, Christy managed a successful startup campaign of $12.5 million during the economic recession.


JVA Experience

Christy is passionate about building a culture of service for JVA, as well as for JVA’s inspiring social and community change-driven clients. Christy contributes to JVA’s fund development work, as well as quality campaign feasibility studies; capital, endowment and annual campaign support; strategic and fund development planning; compelling development messaging and writing; and a variety of customized and public trainings, all of which help JVA’s clients meet their goals. Christy works with clients interested in strategic, business and fund development planning and implementation, particularly in times of change or growth.

Clients and Type of Work

In her tenure with JVA, Christy has worked with:


Christy graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in community studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Community Involvement

  • Social Venture Partners, partner
  • Women’s Foundation of Colorado, PEP Club and Boulder County Regional Committee member

Fun Fact

Christy grew up in Alaska and lives in the mountains with her husband, daughter and rescue dog. ☺ Living from Alaska to Florida—and loving the social sector in between.


Christy provides training in the following areas:


“Thank you so much for your time and expertise today. The group really enjoyed it and is excited about moving forward. I appreciate you, your presentation and how you are making FRCA and our members stronger.”

Marie Mahan, Development and Marketing Director, Family Resource Center Association

“You were both very knowledgeable and professional and rolled with the curve balls of our group very well. I’m looking forward to the next one!”

Mandy Watrous-Gale, Family Resource Center Association

“The content is super rich and will be very helpful to us.”

Ethan Hemming, President and CEO, Warren Village

“Thank you for the kind words and as always much love and respect for you Christy. You’re the best of the best.”

Teri Smith, Vice President of Development, Stout Street Foundation

Christy was great. Very informed. Thank you!

DI Participant, Development Intensive

Everything I learned is relatable and applicable to what my job and objective is. I can take many things I learned and apply them right away. Great job Christy! You are amazing!

DI Participant, Development Intensive

It was great and Christy was fabulous! Thank you.

DI Participant, Development Intensive