iPost hires accomplished fundraiser

Investigative Post has bolstered its fundraising prowess with the hiring of Nancy Webb as director of Development and Administration.

Webb, a relative newcomer to Buffalo, has had a distinguished career in Texas. She served as the director of Philanthropic Services at the North Texas Community Foundation from 2014-17. During her tenure, the team she headed increased the Fort Worth foundation’s assets from $208 million to $280 million.

Nancy Webb

From 2001 to 2013 she served as the development director, then vice president of organizational advancement, at Big Thought, which provides education programs for school age children in Dallas. Big Thought’s staff grew from 12 to over 150 employees, and its budget from $1 million to $15 million, during Webb’s time with the nonprofit organization.

“I’m very excited to add someone with Nancy’s expertise and experience,” said Jim Heaney, editor and executive director of Investigative Post.

“Nancy’s hiring is a big step forward for our organization,” Heaney said. “She should enable us to raise additional funds, which in turn would allow us to hire more reporters and do more investigative reporting.”

“This is a very exciting time to be joining the talented team at Investigative Post,” Webb said. “I look forward to raising both funds and awareness for the invaluable work we’re doing in our community.”

Webb earned a master of science degree in nonprofit management from the University of North Texas and a bachelor of fine arts degree from Texas Christian University.

She and her husband, Dr. Joseph Webb, moved to Buffalo the summer of 2018.

“Having lived in Dallas for so many years, we’re thrilled to enjoy four seasons!” she said. “Just like it was initially described to us, Buffalo is a friendly and growing city with a bright future.”

Webb can be reached at nwebb@investigativepost.org.

Investigative Post is an award-winning, nonprofit investigative reporting center based in Buffalo. It partners to produce and distribute its reporting with WGRZ TV, the NBC affiliate for Buffalo; WBFO, 88.7 FM, Buffalo’s NPR news station; The Capitol Pressroom, heard on 20 public radio stations around the state, including WBFO; and Buffalo Spree, the region’s monthly magazine.