Jeff Hensley has worked in fundraising, either as a development professional or consultant, for over 20 years. He views helping organizations raise the resources needed to make the world a better place as his life’s calling.
He spent the first part of his fundraising career helping an international nonprofit increase their annual giving from $300,000 to $10 million. He also led their first-ever capital campaign of $50 million.
As a consultant, Jeff has worked with hundreds of organizations on every aspect of their fundraising work — annual, major, capital, and planned giving, and has a passion for coaching nonprofit leaders on how best to cultivate major gifts.
He is a member of the AFP and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and has held the CRFE credential since 2016. Moreover, he currently serves on two nonprofit boards and chairs one of those boards.
Areas of Expertise
Jeff enjoys all aspects of campaign work from determining the feasibility of a campaign to coaching organizational staff to make a successful ask of a potential donor. He has specialties in working with faith-based organizations, disability focused nonprofits, both PK-12 and higher education institutions, arts groups, and international organizations.
Some of Jeff’s Clients
- The Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts (Ardmore, OK)
- Christendom College (Front Royal, VA)
- St. Thomas Church and Choir School (New York, NY)
- Giant Steps (Lisle, IL)
- Samaritan Colony (Rockingham, NC)
- Indwell (Hamilton, ON, Canada)
- Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN)
- Congregation Or VeShalom (Atlanta, GA)
Education and Certifications
- BA, Wheaton College (IL)
- Various graduate degrees from Yale University (CT)
- CFRE – 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
Jeff lives with his wife of 28 years, and they have two adult children as well as two West Highland Terriers. He enjoys singing in a local Chorale and playing tennis when he has the time.