Craig Morris

Senior Associate

Craig Morris is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit administration and professional fundraising. He has built development departments from scratch and has worked with well-established organizations, focusing on coaching staff and boards, donor-centric relationship management, annual giving and membership campaigns, sponsorship programs and major donor giving. Craig prides himself on using his background as a social worker to grow an organization’s culture of philanthropy with a task-oriented approach.

Craig is committed to ethical fundraising and cultivating worldwide growth of the philanthropic sector. He is a long-time member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and has served as the education committee chair to bring professional development to organizations needing to stay informed of the latest fundraising trends and tactics. Most recently Craig served as treasurer of the board for the AFP Chicago chapter.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a Major in Biology and a Minor in Spanish from Indiana University, a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, with concentration on Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation, and he is a Licensed Social Worker.

Fundraising Area of Expertise: Craig’s predominant area of expertise is in Advancement Services including development operations and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. He also has extensive experience in program evaluation and strategic planning.

Sector Experience: Community Based Membership and Advocacy, including child welfare, early child education and advocacy, LGBTQ advocacy, domestic violence prevention and intervention, anti-violence organizations, community centers, federated organizations, homeless shelters, food pantries, emergency services, job training programs, youth development, and associations.

Craig’s fundraising must have: An open-minded leadership committed to writing a focused and engaging case for support underpinning a fundraising plan with long-term goals.

Contact Craig at: [email protected]

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