James Bender

Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement UB

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Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement UB


I have 30 years as a not for profit leader with diverse fund development & project management experience. I have extensive knowledge of fundraising and various experiences leading highly successful human service organizations and programs. I have advanced capital and endowment campaigns and strengthen annual fundraising efforts through a systematic approach of capacity building within a constituency base. As an executive officer, I have created and monitored budgets, effectively lead organizational change, supported board governance, and improved overall organizational performance through employee development and supervision.

  • Areas of Expertise: Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Grant Writing and Management, Strategic Development and Visioning, Program/Project Management
  • Industry Experience: Education, Non-profit, Philanthropy, Sales
  • Functional Experience: Relationship Building, Resource/Fund Development, Operations Management, Marketing/PR and Board Relations/Governance