Chris Willard

Senior Generosity Strategist

Meet Chris Willard

Chris Willard is a generosity strategist with more than 25 years of ministry leadership experience. Chris also serves as the director of generosity initiatives with Leadership Network. Over the years he has coached the leaders of some of the most effective churches in North America and Europe as they have worked to accelerate generosity in their ministries.

Previously, Chris was executive pastor of Discovery Church in Orlando. During his tenure there, Discovery launched three multi-site venues and experienced dramatic growth. Chris and his family continue to be actively involved at Discovery where he serves as an elder. Prior to serving with Discovery, Chris worked with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) giving leadership to and raising funds for several strategic national and international initiatives.

Chris is the co-author of “Contagious Generosity: Creating a Culture of Giving in Your Church”, (Zondervan). Chris and his wife Susan have three young adult children and live in Orlando.


  • Donor Development

The most successful organizations we know operate from a carefully crafted Annual Development Plan. Whether you need help building a plan from the ground up, or whether you need help enhancing your current plan, we can help. Let us assist you in setting gift income goals, acquiring new donors, expanding your communication strategies, building a stronger major gifts program, adding a planned gifts program, helping your board understand their role in fundraising, and ensuring execution by assigning specific tasks and dates to the right people.


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