Jeff Bagel, CFRE is a Managing Principal with eAdvancement Consulting, where he provides outstanding strategic advisement 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!
Exceeding Client Expectations:
“Once we met Jeff, we knew he was the person we wanted to work with. Our plans to meet face-to-face were quickly changed once the pandemic hit. Jeff spent hours and hours meeting with our team on ZOOM to create an alumni engagement plan. He kept us on track and encouraged us to keep moving forward. Jeff quickly became part of our team, and empowered us to complete the plan and celebrate the little successes along the way. The alumni engagement plan is being implemented now and we are on track to meet all our goals by June 2021. We all miss our regular meetings with Jeff. Along with being well-versed in philanthropy at the community college and in higher education in general, he has a great personality that put us all at ease. Jeff kept us motivated and gave us great advice all throughout the process. Chemistry plays an important role in any consultant/client relationship. Jeff’s humanistic, positive and engaging approach to projects made it a pleasure to work with him. I know that we will keep in touch with Jeff and hope to bring him back for more projects in the future.”
Executive Director, Institutional Advancement
Middlesex Community College
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. His book, now in its second printing, has become a solid resource for fundraising professionals across the globe.
The latest from Jeff's blog
- In every crisis, there are opportunities for improvement and joy in both your personal and professional life. For me professionally, it has me returning to my roots as a writer, as I am …Read More »
- 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 »
- 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 »
A Real Challenge
Susan St. Onge
Chief Advancement Officer, Hillside Family of Agencies
Jeff knows the challenges of community colleges
Karen L. Schmidt
Houston Community College Foundation
Your book is a great reference and I love the templates.
Peralta Colleges Foundation
We truly appreciate your work with us…
Josh Bullock, Ph.D.
Lake Land College
Clear and concise recommendations for improvement
Executive Director, Institutional Advancement
College of the Desert
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.
The Elevate Your 8 Podcast
Episode 005: Why You Need a Plan
In today's episode, we are talking to Jeff Bagel - your host, Kris McPeak, just met Jeff at a national conference and it was obvious after that meeting that Jeff NEEDED to be on this podcast!
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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 Managing Principal with eAdvancementConsulting, 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.