Meet Deanna Ackerman

Founder & CEO (aka The Million Dollar Master®)

Deanna Ackerman is an award-winning consultant with a distinguished track record as an entrepreneur and nonprofit thought-leader. As the founder of Million Dollar Master® Deanna has worked with thousands of CEOs, Executive Directors, and their staff to help them reach their strategic and financial goals. Her clients have included many distinguished affiliates of national charities such as Ronald McDonald House Charities, Boys & Girls Clubs, Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Girl Scouts.

Deanna has been a consultant for nearly 20 years. She’s worked closely with her clients to help them raise money and manage relationships with donors. Her experience includes raising millions of dollars in major gifts for new programs, special projects, expansion campaigns, capital campaigns, and endowments. She has personally solicited gifts as large as $40 million and helped her clients navigate relationships with high-net-worth (millionaire and billionaire) donors.

Deanna served as co-founder of a shelter for pregnant women experiencing homelessness, as a volunteer for the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation’s inaugural Advisory Council, as an advisor to the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Southern Nevada, and as a board member for Vegas PBS, Nevada Volunteers, and Dress for Success Southern Nevada. Her awards include Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year and Top 100 Women of the Year by MYVEGAS Magazine. She was also named as one of the Distinguished Women in Nevada for her outstanding professional and community achievements.

Deanna is an Air Force veteran and in her spare time volunteers for Paralyzed Veterans of America, Nevada Chapter.