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Our Associates

Christy Honigman and Associates brings together a talented and experienced team of professionals who contribute their combined expertise to the development of your organization.

Each member of our team has professional experience in the nonprofit 
and business sectors. Organizations benefit from the wide range of knowledge and skills accumulated by our associates, including nonprofit executive management, fundraising, professional development and training, motivational speaking, research and analysis, marketing, event planning, grant writing, financial management, technology, and board membership.

On every project, these talented professionals work collaboratively as one unified team, bringing their unique expertise guiding nonprofit organizations to maximize fundraising success, and building organizational strength. Clients receive the benefit of a talented group of professionals with specialized expertise and skills.

Rick Buckman > Denise Clark > Phil Dineen >
Linda Duhon > Ursula Honigman > Kim Mangle >
Alea Richmond > Pat Trower >


Rick Buckman photoRick Buckman

Rick Buckman has more than 17 years of experience in developing and managing comprehensive advancement programs including event planning, annual fund coordination, nonprofit board development and major gift fundraising. His experience is derived from extensive development work in politics, charitable organizations and higher education.

Rick entered the fundraising arena in 1991 where he began planning and implementing special event fundraisers for U.S. Congressional, statewide and local political candidates. Over the years, his development and advancement skills have been honed through annual fund coordination, alumni relations, board development and major gift experience at Westminster College (MO), the University of Missouri, Northern Arizona University, the University of Colorado, The Salvation Army, and CBR YouthConnect. Rick is currently Chief Development Officer for The Clayton Foundation/Clayton Early Learning in Denver, Colorado.

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Denise Clark photoDenise Clark

Denise Clark is a strategist, consultant and coach with over 20 years experience in the nonprofit sector. A former executive director, she knows firsthand what it takes to run a nonprofit and works in partnership with clients to build on the practices of high-impact organizations. Denise is known for her innovative and spirited approach to increasing organizational capacity and is passionate about supporting nonprofit executives, engaging board members and strengthening the sector. She specializes in strategic planning and retreat facilitation, board development and governance practices, fundraising training and strategy, and life coaching for nonprofit leaders.

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Phil Dineen photoPhil Dineen

Phil Dineen is the owner and lead designer at Designo, a full-service graphic design firm dedicated to creative and effective visual communications. Phil's core philosophy is that carefully planned and executed design is essential for a healthy business. Businesses must be designed to communicate, designed to succeed and designed to look good doing both. Phil has extensive experience in corporate and brand identity; marketing collateral; Websites and digital media; trade show and display graphics; instructional communications; product packaging; periodical publications; illustration; and advertising.

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Phil Dineen photoLinda Duhon

In the past 23 years Linda has worked with individuals, organizations and local government to build, support and strengthen nonprofits and local groups crucial to the well-being of the community. She has worked to help nonprofits sustain their efforts and deliver on their promises As the Director of Grants and Program Contracts for Catholic Charities, Linda raised $6 - $7 million annually for the agency’s services in northern Colorado.

Linda holds a Masters degree in Nonprofit Management (MNM) and has practical knowledge in designing and providing training, technical assistance, consulting, and meeting management for community-based organizations, state agencies, and local governments. She has also researched and written for publications, and developed training curriculum, materials and processes. A resident of Colorado for the last 33 years, Linda has worked with individuals and organizations in both urban areas and rural communities in the state and nationwide.

Linda's primary areas of expertise are in organizational and program planning, development, and implementation; building public/private partnerships; working with boards; resource development; basic budgeting; and grant research, review and writing.

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Ursula Honigman

Ursula Honigman, a recent graduate of Loyola New Orleans College of Law, has honed her proficiency in research and analysis; project management; and, communications. She is team player who is attentive to detail and produces quality results and has expertise in fundraising, research, and social media.

Her past experience in government, private and nonprofit sector include working at the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center where she collaborated with a team of interns and District Attorney’s Offices throughout the state to provide free legal representation and other services to victims of crime. She drafted memorandums, pleadings, briefs, and motions to district, appellate, and supreme courts; conducted extensive legal research; and assisted in client intakes.

As a fundraiser, Ursula served as lead campaign coordinator for the Colorado Combined Campaign for the Denver District Attorney’s Office. In that capacity, she coordinated volunteer support, lead campaign, and exceeded fundraising goals. Ursula is a proficient and creative professional who is an innovative thinker, dedicated  to help organizations realize their full potential.

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Kim Mangle

Kim Mangle has over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector with an emphasis on fundraising, strategic planning, volunteer management and program development. Kim's professional experience includes serving as a Program Officer at The Colorado Health Foundation, managing development activities for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and overseeing field activities for Amendment 35, Colorado’s statewide tobacco tax initiative. Kim has a passion for helping non-profit organizations work effectively and maximize their resources so that they can successfully achieve their missions.

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Alea Richmond photoAlea Richmond

Alea Richmond has over two decades of experience working for nonprofit, government, and political organizations. Her expertise includes editing, research, project management, volunteer engagement, and event planning. She has extensive experience in the areas of strategic planning and fundraising.

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Alea Richmond photoPat Trower

Pat Trower has over twenty-five years of experience in the nonprofit and governmental sectors, with emphases on organizational management, fund development, strategic planning, board development and agency marketing.

Pat’s professional experience includes serving as the Executive Director of Clinica Tepeyac, Mental Health American-Colorado, Colorado Judicial Institute and Community Alternatives, Inc.; managing planning and evaluation for Colorado’s Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse; and as a management consultant, specializing in the organizational management, fundraising and design of strategic business plans.

 Pat is recognized as a vision driven motivator and team builder who has outstanding interpersonal and communications skills. She specializes in working with boards of directors on governance and fundraising issues, developing strategic alliances, working with volunteers to develop diversified funding and increasing organizational capacity.

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