Jody Fausnight has worked in the fund development field for more than 25 years and has held the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) professional fundraising certification since 2000. He has served as a director of advancement or community or public relations director with four non-profit organizations in addition to many years of consulting services provided to clients of various ministries in NY and PA.
Mr. Fausnight founded and chaired a regional development training conference for Christian school leaders in Pennsylvania in 2003 and has been a speaker for ACSI and networking roundtable regional events for development staff. He has served as a deacon board officer in his church for some years and is active as a committee leader, volunteer and merit badge counselor in the Boy Scouts of America organization.
A published author, Mr. Fausnight has expertise in Christian school recruiting, public relations, fund development, and major gift cultivation strategies and has grown ministry development programs from the ground up on more than one occasion. He has successfully raised many millions on behalf of numerous smaller organizations for which he has been employed or contracted for consulting.
Jody holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a minor in Mass Communication from Taylor University and an M.B.A. from Lebanon Valley College. In his free time, Mr. Fausnight loves to ski, run and travel to new adventures with his family. He is blessed immeasurably to help ministries find their development footing, whatever place they may be starting from — as emerging development operations or entering major capital campaigns.