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Jeff Bagel
Jeff Bagel
Jeff Bagel

Jeff Bagel, CFRE is a principal with eAdvancement, where he provides high quality counsel that helps not-for- profit organizations exceed their expectations through improved philanthropy. He is the author of "Annual Fundraising Plans Made Simple: A Roadmap for Community Colleges and Small Development Shops” and a sought after speaker for conferences, webinars and symposiums due to his informative and engaging sessions. Get Jeff on your team today!

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  • Work Smarter, Not Harder

    Work Smarter, Not Harder

    Work Smarter, Not Harder I think we can all agree that we work hard. But do we always work smart? An annual fundraising plan (AFP) can help fundraisers do just that: Work smarter. …Read More »
  • What does the term “mission fundraising” mean to you?

    What does the term “mission fundraising” mean to you?

    I define mission fundraising as sharing the purpose or reason of existence for your organization with donors for the purpose of raising much-needed philanthropic support, so the organization may advance its mission or …Read More »
  • Lose the Lingo

    Lose the Lingo

    I am a big baseball fan and have been for as long as I can remember. But there is one part of baseball that annoys me to no end: Baseball lingo. There are …Read More »

Jeff's book

Annual Fundraising Plans Made Simple

If you are one of the many talented, dedicated people who tend to rush from one urgent deadline to the next, then Jeff Bagel, CFRE has thrown you a lifeline. Jeff makes a compelling case for developing a realistic annual fundraising plan and provides specific practical guidance and templates adaptable to institutions of any size and facing any set of circumstances. Jeff shows how proper planning can optimize your performance and that of your fundraising operation, as well as improve relationships with your supervisor, board members and colleagues.

Jeff's Book

Testimonials

A Real Challenge

"We approached Jeff with a real challenge: Join our annual retreat at a time when our team and our organization are facing truly evolutionary changes, and lead us through a day of actionable discovery. He delivered the results we needed by working closely with me to customize the day’s content in advance, and by connecting with each and every member of our group. Jeff’s clear understanding of team dynamics and best-practice presentation techniques made our internal gathering a transformative event. I recommend him highly."

Susan St. Onge
Chief Advancement Officer, Hillside Family of Agencies

2018-08-28T14:27:02+00:00

Susan St. Onge
Chief Advancement Officer, Hillside Family of Agencies

"We approached Jeff with a real challenge: Join our annual retreat at a time when our team and our organization are facing truly evolutionary changes, and lead us through a day of actionable discovery. He delivered the results we needed by working closely with me to customize the day’s content in advance, and by connecting with each and every member of our group. Jeff’s clear understanding of team dynamics and best-practice presentation techniques made our internal gathering a transformative event. I recommend him highly."

Engaging

"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your presentation last week. It was worth the entire conference fee. I purchased your book and now eagerly reading it. Thanks for all your thought and attention to the details. You have presented many of us with a lifeline to enhance our efforts AND make the process more engaging for all."

Rachel Schaming
Interim Executive Director
Pima Community College Foundation

2017-12-29T17:34:33+00:00

Rachel Schaming
Interim Executive Director
Pima Community College Foundation

"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your presentation last week. It was worth the entire conference fee. I purchased your book and now eagerly reading it. Thanks for all your thought and attention to the details. You have presented many of us with a lifeline to enhance our efforts AND make the process more engaging for all."

Valuable insight

"As someone who has been in both advancement and higher education for one year, I want to thank you for your presentation at CASE. Your insight, presentation, and template was exactly what someone like me needs! Best wishes going forward and I hope to see you again at future conferences."

Anthony Adornetto
Executive Director  Institutional Advancement
Zane State College

2017-12-29T19:50:34+00:00

Anthony Adornetto
Executive Director  Institutional Advancement
Zane State College

"As someone who has been in both advancement and higher education for one year, I want to thank you for your presentation at CASE. Your insight, presentation, and template was exactly what someone like me needs! Best wishes going forward and I hope to see you again at future conferences."

Best session of the conference!

"This is a must see presentation. I seldom hear presenters tie all plans together comprehensively. Strategic plan to fundraising plan to tactical plans like the annual fund and event plans. I can't wait to read the book. This was the most helpful session. What I think most fundraisers need are tools we can use to help us stay on track and energized. I loved that this session gave us some of those tools. Most of us know what needs to be done but it's hard staying on track when new projects and initiatives come up. Thank you for this one!"
2018-01-17T16:21:25+00:00
"This is a must see presentation. I seldom hear presenters tie all plans together comprehensively. Strategic plan to fundraising plan to tactical plans like the annual fund and event plans. I can't wait to read the book. This was the most helpful session. What I think most fundraisers need are tools we can use to help us stay on track and energized. I loved that this session gave us some of those tools. Most of us know what needs to be done but it's hard staying on track when new projects and initiatives come up. Thank you for this one!"

Best session I attended!

"Entirely relevant and appropriate as this session represented the bridge between where most community college advancement operations are and where we need to go next to build capacity. He was very engaging in his presentation style as well. Nicely done."
2018-01-17T16:22:35+00:00
"Entirely relevant and appropriate as this session represented the bridge between where most community college advancement operations are and where we need to go next to build capacity. He was very engaging in his presentation style as well. Nicely done."

WATCH JEFF'S VIDEOS

Jeff in Action ...

“Gifts from the Heart” is a television program that aired multiple times on WBBZ TV. Jeff created the concept for “Gifts from the Heart” and also served as a producer of the show. Jeff provided in-studio analysis, discussing both the impact philanthropy has on a community and the ethics of professional fundraising. The program won the New York State Broadcasters Award for Best Community Service Program.

Jeff Bagel, Author: Annual Fundraising Plans Made Simple -- Lemur Studios Presents Episode 008

Jeff explains why it's so important for your organization to have an annual fundraising plan. His best selling book teaches how to get organized and maintain meaningful relationships with donors to your organization.

Clients choose eAdvancement for its:

Experience: eAdvancement has guided more than 200 clients worldwide.
Expertise: eAdvancement principals all achieved success as nationally-recognized practitioners.
Excellence: Only eAdvancement principals work with each and every client.

Current Clients

There are many reasons to contact Jeff Bagel, CFRE

Drawing on his wisdom and experience as a fundraising executive for more than 30 years, Jeff Bagel, CFRE can guide you in numerous ways:

Consult: As a Principal with eAdvancement, Jeff can assist you in raising philanthropy beyond your expectations, strengthen your board, improve your alumni or member programs and facilitate your annual and multi-year strategic planning efforts.

Speak, Listen, Learn: From conferences to classrooms – webinars to media -- blogs to book:

Ask Jeff to speak at your next conference, retreat or symposium. Invite Jeff to your classroom for extended learning. Inquire how Jeff can develop and present webinars to help achieve your goals. Schedule Jeff for media appearances or analysis on philanthropy.