Kim Jennings, CFRE
Meet Kim Jennings
Kim Jennings, CFRE is a skilled fundraising leader whose personal mission is to affect community change through the beauty of philanthropy. She currently guides leaders in Christian nonprofits and schools across the US, after serving in the nonprofit community for more than 20 years, first in the arts, followed by Christian higher education and then more than a decade in faith-based K-12 schools.
Kim is experienced in all aspects of comprehensive fundraising, with an emphasis on strategic planning, leadership and major gifts, annual giving, and communications. She serves organizations in everything from designing their first development plan, to injecting growth into a stagnant one, to crafting their next capital campaign, and more. Kim has a passion for personalized coaching, with the goal of empowering all her clients to continue serving their organization with fundraising excellence long after her collaboration with them has ended.
A Certified Fund Raising Executive, Kim also holds a master’s degree in Public Relations from Boston University, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design from University of South Carolina, and a BA from Furman University in Greenville, SC.
Kim grew up near Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and after many years in Chicago and Boston, currently calls the Atlanta area home. She and her husband have three sons who have all enjoyed the blessings of faith-based education. When not working and writing, you will usually find Kim at the theatre or ball field.
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Most organizations receive about 80% of their funding from about 20% of their donors. Do you know who those donors are for your organization, and do you have a customized plan to maximize giving from those key individuals? We’ll help you identify those givers, create unique strategies to engage with them, and provide coaching for staff and board members who will be involved in the process. We can help develop and/or enhance major gift programs for organizations of any size.