Russell Bishop

Executive Associate

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.

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