Empowering Nonprofits, Strengthening Communities
What We Do
TCN offers NO-COST capacity building support to strengthen local nonprofits in order to better serve their communities.
With a deep understanding of the non-profit landscape, we empower partnerships to drive positive change.
We offer affordable consulting from our expert fundraising and program development consultants.
Our community committees address pressing needs and drive collective action to create lasting positive change.
TCN offers fiscal sponsorship for local grassroots groups seeking to effect positive change as nonprofits.
We support various community initiatives, including urgent and unexpected needs, through our giving platform.
Holly Parker, BA, MA, M.ED.
For the last 8 years, TCN has been led by an Executive Director that is not only trusted among non-profit organizations but has built strong relationships across many sectors including local and state government, the business community, schools and universities and healthcare. This trust is what makes TCN a respected, sought-after community partner on many community projects and initiatives. With over 25 years as a nonprofit sector leader, Holly’s expertise includes working with community stakeholders including funders, corporate sponsors, boards, committees, volunteers, school districts, and community organizations; developing and implementing innovative programs and services to serve our community; and leading organizations through substantial growth and into stability. Holly serves on the Board of Directors for Pottstown Hospital and is also an adjunct instructor in Nonprofit Management & Grant Writing for Chestnut Hill College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Chester University, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Nonprofit Management, as well as a Master of Science in Education both from Colorado State University.
Director of Mission & Operations
Ashley attended school in the Owen J. Roberts School district and graduated in 2009. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in graphic design and painting, from Alfred University in 2013. In her spare time, she creates paintings, drawings, crafts, sewing, jewelry, and exhibits her work in local galleries. She has resided in the Pottstown area most of her life and involved in various community organizations and initiatives.
Ashley Boyer-Tzfaras, BA, MPA
Financial Operations Manager
Ashley received her Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Nonprofit Administration at West Chester University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Jefferson University.
Meredith Sossman, Esq.
Development & Strategic Planning Advisor
Meredith Sossman is an accomplished development professional and attorney, who has helped non-profits achieve better results through insight and experience in all aspects of giving and non-profit management. For nearly two decades Meredith has led and advised teams in university, healthcare, arts, food insecurity, and various missions to increase teamwork resulting in better fundraising results and effective relationship building techniques. Meredith is the principal of MM&C Consulting and specializes in building effective and efficient systems and processes that support Board development, database structure and management, financial structure and audits, annual, major and planned giving philanthropy programs and individual executive and skills coaching. She has served as a campaign director, associate executive director, in-house counsel and chief development officer. She successfully led and supported capital campaigns from inception to completion, consistently helping teams to exceed their goals. Meredith also serves as a Senior Consultant with plannedgiving.com, where she is engaged to help non-profits exceed their goals and expectations through inspired philanthropy and best practices in non-profit management. She speaks at national and international conferences on database management, board training and development, fundraising, and nonprofit management.
Claire E. Goelst, MSc
Claire E. Goelst, MSc, has been working in grant writing for over 10 years. She has written winning proposals for over 100 clients totaling $25 Million USD from government, private foundation, and institutional grant sources such as the CDC-NIH, National Geographic Society, Administration for Community Living, USAID, The Earth Institute, and many more. Claire has worked with organizations across multiple sectors– mental health, conservation, medical technology, animal welfare, arts & culture, education, public health, substance abuse prevention, community development, neuroscience, environmental science, and more. Claire began her career working in biomedical and academic research funding and transitioned to nonprofit funding work in 2017. Claire received her BS from University of Richmond in 2014, her Masters in Science from Columbia University in 2018, and is currently finishing her PhD from University of Cape Town. When not writing proposals and teaching the secrets of grant funding to nonprofits, she can be found on her yoga mat in Brooklyn alongside her cat, Artichoke.
Board of Directors
Robin McMonagle PT, MA
Director, Rehabilitation Services/Occupational Health
Pottstown Hospital- Tower Health
Pottstown Hospital – Tower Health
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
Bruce Baldwin, Esq.
Wolf Baldwin Associates
Member at Large
Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation
Member at Large
Inspire, Attract, Engage
Member at Large
Member at Large
CMC Energy Solutions
Member at Large
TriCounty Health Plans
“TCN's staff has equipped me with useful resources and content as I learn the ropes of fundraising within the non-profit sector. Thank you!”
“Our organization has been able to form, grow and adapt with the guidance and assistance of TCN. We will continue to use TCN for training, collaboration and to help with funding opportunities. Thank you!”
Board President, Pottstown Beacon of Hope