Mecca Billings has worked at the highest levels of fundraising for nearly 30 years.
Mecca began her career at her alma mater in the Harvard College Fund, where she worked as a class officer managing annual and reunion campaigns, and ultimately in a custom position to manage a $25 million capital campaign and identify new major donor prospects on the West Coast. Her extensive travel to the West Coast, coupled with a Boston winter that ended with a snowstorm in April 1997, persuaded her to relocate to sunny California.
In 2011 she founded a full-service fundraising consulting firm that has supported a wide range of nonprofits focused on wildlife, animal welfare, environmental stewardship, performing arts, youth empowerment, education, and documentary film. Her counsel has consistently increased the capacity of her clients to execute major fundraising campaigns, and her consulting work has also encompassed strategic planning, communications, and interim development management. She was a subcontractor with VLC for five years before joining its team in 2023. A lifelong devotee of the performing arts, she has been a student of Spanish flamenco for nearly two decades. She also enjoys travel, is conversational in French, Spanish and Italian, and is currently learning Portuguese.