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1st Degree Names Diane Parisi as Vice President of Business Development

Updated: Jun 23, 2021

Organization brings on nonprofit industry leader to support expanding needs of clients.

WASHINGTON (September 19, 2019) – 1st Degree, a fundraising, marketing and media services company dedicated to serving the nonprofit industry, announces the hiring of Diane Parisi as vice president of business development. With more than two decades of experience, Parisi is an accomplished industry veteran with a proven track record of success in corporate and program development and marketing services.

Parisi served for 12 years as part of the executive team at USO where she was responsible for corporate development and programming. During this time, she worked with corporate partners on cause-related marketing campaigns, special event fundraising and corporate sponsorships. In her most recent role as vice president, community investment at BAE Systems, a top ten global defense contractor, Parisi built mutually beneficial partnerships with nonprofit organizations on key strategic initiatives. Additionally, she has provided expert advice and counsel to a variety of nonprofits in governance, infrastructure and business operations.

“Diane’s experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit industries will provide incredible insights that our clients can immediately leverage to create win-win outcomes,” said Laura Hunt, president of 1st Degree. “We are excited to bring her strong mission-based perspective and leadership style to our clients, as well as her experience and industry relationships.”

Founded in 2003, 1st Degree is committed to building a team of industry leaders to guide the company as it experiences exponential growth. As a member of Moore DM Group, a leading provider of performance-driven marketing solutions, 1st Degree provides a full suite of fundraising, marketing and media services to its nonprofit clients.

“I am excited to join 1st Degree where I can bring my passion for charitable work and understanding of successful partnerships together to make a difference for nonprofits,” said Parisi. “Seeing the great work being done already by 1st Degree and the broader Moore DM Group enterprise makes it an exciting time to join the company.”

About 1st Degree

1st Degree is the creative force behind bold communication campaigns, powerful messages and shifts in social change. The organization provides fundraising, marketing, special event and media relation services to the nonprofit industry. For more information go to

About Moore DM Group

Moore DM Group is a global leader in direct response marketing focused on all facets of the consumer experience. Moore DM Group is comprised of 32 companies with more than 2,000 employees. The organization provides services including strategic consulting, creative development, media planning and buying, research and analytics, production management and product fulfillment, database services and public relations to nonprofit, association, commercial and government clients, and is a key contributor to strengthening these sectors. For more information go to

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