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  • 25 Years of Experience in Nonprofit and Higher Education Fundraising

  • Proven Track Record of Success with Organizations of all Sizes

  • Professional, Cost-Effective Advice, Based on Proven Best Practices

  • Creative Understanding of the Uniqueness of Your Organization

  • No Cost for Initial 30-Minute Telephone Consultation


My professional passion is to provide cost-effective, client-centered advice and expertise to assist nonprofit and higher education professionals with exceeding their goals and better serving their clients and communities. I am dedicated to both institutional and professional advancement—to helping you expand your capabilities and better leverage your people and “connections” to move your organization to a higher level of success, regardless of your current level of fundraising dollars and acumen.

I subscribe to the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Jeff Hale Resume
Professional Biography


Fundraising Assistance for Nonprofit Organizations and Higher Education:

  • Capital Campaigns (all phases, from initial campaign planning through case statement development, prospect identification, staff and Board training, solicitation assistance, recognition strategies, and stewardship that fosters long-term support).
  • Grantsmanship Assistance: Corporate, Foundation, and Government Grant and Proposal Writing.
  • Prospect Identification, Assessment, and Prioritization.
  • Major Gift Solicitation Strategies for Improved Results.
  • Corporate Relations: Building “Value-Added” Relationships and More Effectively Making your Nonprofit’s “Business Case” for Support.
  • Foundation Relations: Identifying and Approaching Foundations by Maximizing “Mission-Alignment.”
  • Annual Fund Analysis and Strategies for Expansion/Improvement (database creation and/or assessment, expansion strategies for your client/supporter base, and crafting appeals that get results).
  • Fundraising Counsel for Nonprofit/University CEOs, Managers, Presidents, Deans, Center Directors, Researchers, Faculty, etc.
  • Nonprofit Board Recruitment and Development (fostering more effective engagement).
  • Fundraising Staff Mentoring, Evaluation, and Interim Leadership.
  • Fundraising Communications (“making your case” online, in brochures and other printed materials, and crafting better solicitation and thank-you letters).

Advising Corporations on Philanthropy and Social Investment:

  • Social Investment Strategy Development and Refinement.
  • “Target Community” Needs Assessment.
  • Impact Assessment.
  • Integrated Institutional Advancement for Your Company or Business (e.g. more efficient and effective College, University, and Technical College Relations, from recruiting strategies to multi-disciplinary or cross-institutional strategic partnerships that maximize ROI).

Private Foundation Grantmaker Assistance:

  • Philanthropic Strategy Development and Refinement.
  • Competitive Field Studies.
  • Impact Assessment.
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