As a Senior Consultant with Donor By Design Group, Jim brings more than 25 years of non-profit leadership experience to his clients. Jim’s broad background in finance and non-profit management allows him to offer targeted, strategic advice to non-profits, faith-based organizations, schools and colleges, and more.
Through his deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent in non-profit and for-profit financial management, he can help forge mutually-beneficial partnerships and agreements to help charitable organizations meet their goals.
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Jim began his professional life in Greenville, SC working for a family business with over $3 billion in annual revenue. He has held senior financial positions with Caterpillar, Haliburton, and several large, privately-held companies. His non-profit career began in 1994 when he became the CFO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta. In 2006, he was asked to join the executive team at YMCA of the USA as the Chief Financial Officer focusing on restructuring the financial priorities of the national organization.
Serving individuals and volunteering has always been a meaningful part of Jim’s life including extended projects in Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, and Belize. His volunteering also includes Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts, and various national and local organizations. He has traveled the United States, and the world extensively, spending significant amount of time in Israel and Palestine.
Jim joined Donor By Design Group at the end of 2016. He holds volunteer leadership positions with several not-for-profit boards, charities and organizations.
Jim and his wife Janie live on a small farm in Dahlonega, Georgia where they raise sheep, chickens, and blueberries.
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