Kim Jennings, CFRE
Meet Kim Jennings
Kim Jennings is a skilled fundraising leader who believes in the power of Christian education to raise up thoughtful, strong, committed Christian leaders who can make our world a better place for all. Partnering with Christian schools and nonprofits to provide the resources necessary to develop these leaders has been her vocation since 2005.
Kim’s expertise includes strategic planning, leadership annual giving and major gifts, annual giving programs, event planning, communications and public relations, strategic volunteer management, prospect research, grantwriting, coaching and team building.
After earning a master’s degree in Public Relations from Boston University, Kim served as a Director of Marketing and Public Relations for a small arts nonprofit before entering higher education fundraising at Wheaton College (IL). Later, she was appointed Director of Development at Park Street School (PSS), a school for 300 students aged 2 through Grade 6 founded by the historic Park Street Church in downtown Boston.
Kim served for six years at Boston College High School, a Jesuit Catholic school for boys, grades 7-12, founded in 1863. There, she headed fundraising efforts with parents and guardians of the school’s 1,400 students, including leadership annual gifts, strategy and execution of annual giving programming, and management of volunteer leadership and solicitors.
In addition to her MA in Public Relations, Kim also holds an MFA in Theatre from University of South Carolina, and a BA from Furman University in Greenville, SC.
Kim grew up near Ft. Lauderdale, FL and currently lives on the South Shore of Boston. She is married to Dr. Mark Jennings and they have three boys. When not working and writing, you will usually find Kim at the theatre or ball field.
- Interim Leadership
- Major Giving Program Development
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Good fundraisers are hard to find, and organizations often need interim assistance with their development programs during periods of staff vacancies. Our team members can fill any open role from Chief Development Officer to Major Gift Officer to Annual Fund Director. We can also help you build a position profile for your open position and assist with the interview process. Don’t lose momentum while you search for permanent staff—let us fill the gap.
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.