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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

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."

Jeff’s book should be required reading

"As a child of the 80's, I was always a big fan of The A-Team and their expression "I love it when a plan comes together." Last year at the CASE Conference for Community College for Advancement, I heard firsthand how industry veteran Jeff Bagel could help me plan and capitalize on the successes of Delaware County Community College. His book should be required reading for all fundraisers as his plans have helped professionals across the country. Jeff brings a level of expertise and fun to any audience he is in front of."

Doug Ferguson, MPA

Director of Alumni Programs

Delaware County Community College

CASE District II Professional of the Year

2018-01-23T19:12:31+00:00

Doug Ferguson, MPA

Director of Alumni Programs

Delaware County Community College

CASE District II Professional of the Year

"As a child of the 80's, I was always a big fan of The A-Team and their expression "I love it when a plan comes together." Last year at the CASE Conference for Community College for Advancement, I heard firsthand how industry veteran Jeff Bagel could help me plan and capitalize on the successes of Delaware County Community College. His book should be required reading for all fundraisers as his plans have helped professionals across the country. Jeff brings a level of expertise and fun to any audience he is in front of."

Watch Jeff on Gifts From the Heart

“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.

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.

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.