President of Helix Strategies Earns Title of Master Trainer After Completing International Course

President of Helix Strategies, LLC, Dr. Ivy Buchan, is one of 232 across the world to graduate from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Faculty Training Program Academy (AFP) (“Advancing Philanthropy through Education, Training, and Advocacy”)

AFP graduates are experienced instructors who have attended an advanced training program in teaching and mentoring. Upon graduation, individuals agree to serve as faculty for a minimum of three AFP courses (the new Fundamentals of Fundraising Course and/or CFRE Review Course) for two years following graduation.

Ivy Buchan is President of Helix Strategies, LLC, which works with organizations to develop strategic solutions for your organization’s fundraising and leadership challenges for their sustainable success. Helix Strategies, LLC is part of the McNees Strategic Solutions Group, a team of diverse lobbyists, government relations specialists, grassroots professionals and nonprofit experts offering government affairs, grassroots advocacy and nonprofit consulting services.


McNees is a full-service law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 130 attorneys representing corporations, associations, institutions and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Harrisburg, Devon, Lancaster, York, State College and Scranton, Pa.; Columbus, Ohio; Frederick, Md.; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network.