Robert has been a leader in professional fundraising for more than 30 years, helping over 140 organizations raise more than $600 million. He has led 16 campaigns personally, supervised 100+ campaigns for three national campaign firms, and was the first to codify campaign procedures for investment-based and professionally-solicited campaigns in 1996.
In addition to a strong background working with economic development and chamber of commerce organizations, Robert also offers extensive experience in a wide array of nonprofit arenas. Social and human services, museums, hospitals, cultural institutions, education, and humanitarian aid are all fields that have benefitted from his fundraising acumen. He has served as a consultant and on staff in his career, so he understands the challenges and opportunities offered by both roles.
Robert is skilled at cultivating and securing major gifts, but he may have an even better record in hiring and training others to succeed in the same endeavor. There are over 100 campaign and major gift professionals in the country who were selected and prepared for success by Robert. While with the Central Territory of The Salvation Army, Robert built the Midwest major gifts team from 12 to 42 major gift professionals.