Russell Bishop is an internationally recognized expert in personal and organization transformation with over 50 years consulting, operating, and coaching experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
His first experience in the not-for-profit sector began in 1978 when he created Insight Seminars, a personal growth seminar company, which grew from a spare bedroom to 43 countries around the world. Russell subsequently founded two not-for-profit consulting firms and was later recruited by Andersen Consulting (Accenture) to join as an Associate Partner to help create a change strategy practice.
He has served on several not-for-profit boards including The Points of Light Foundation, University of Santa Monica, and Insight Seminars. Russell has helped numerous national not-for-profit organizations clarify their business purpose and strategy, focusing on the following areas:
• Not-for-profit business planning• Project management and execution • Membership growth and development • Philanthropy and fundraising • Marketing and awareness building
An internationally regarded speaker, educator and consultant, Russell has worked with individuals, organizations and leadership teams across Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America.
Russell holds a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology from the University of California at Davis, a Master’s in Spiritual Science, and an honorary Doctorate of Spiritual Science from Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy.
Fundraising Area of Expertise: Russell’s core expertise is in Board Training, Management and Governance (Strategic Planning, Program Development, Project Execution and the related disciplines of marketing and membership development).
Sector Experience: Education, Community Based Membership & Advocacy (Spiritual and Faith Based Organizations), Healthcare
Fundraising Must Have: Clarity of purpose: who we serve and why, more than just what we do.