Jessica Rugh Frantz


Jessica is an independent fundraising and organizational development consultant with over 14 years of experience working in the arts, community impact and public service media sectors. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She is also certified by Duke University in Nonprofit Management and certified in Technology of Participation™ strategic planning and facilitation methods. Jessica serves on multiple nonprofit boards, assuming the role of board chair for the Montford Park Players (one of the country’s longest-running Shakespeare festivals), and director for the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media.

Fundraising Area of Expertise: Jessica’s core expertise is in Donor and Constituent Engagement. She likewise has wide experience in Data Analytics; Development Program Review and Expansion Strategies; Fundraising Campaigns and Strategic Planning; Annual Giving and Direct Marketing; Board Training, Management and Governance.

Sector Experience: Membership and Audience Engagement, Nonprofit Management, Public Media, Podcasting, Faith-based and Secular Communities

Jessica’s fundraising must have: Commitment to member service, open communication and a high standard of excellence.

Contact Jessica at: [email protected]

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