Powell Grisham

Generosity Strategist

Meet Powell Grisham

Powell Grisham’s passion to accelerate the funding of your God-inspired vision comes from a wide array of experiences: teams from 1 to 50,  gifts $500 to $500,000, creating and leading campaigns from $250,000 to $2,000,000, engaging in large campaigns up to $250,000,000, and orchestrating building naming engagements. Each success, whether large or small, benefits each leader he currently serves.

In addition to engaging with major donors, Powell personally launched and led a non-profit 501(c)3 ministry, and also revived two non-profit 501(c)3 ministries. All three are thriving today; fulfilling their God-inspired vision!

His broad background has instilled a deep-seated passion to help leaders accelerate the funding of their vision. Walking with them through the highs and lows of leadership, he couples your passion for your organization with his passion and grit to see you succeed. Your time with Powell will strengthen your organization’s fundraising capacity and propel your leadership forward faster. 

Powell earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Berry College and his Master of Business Administration degree from Troy University. He and his wife Amy live in Chattanooga, Tennessee with their two college-age sons.


  • Coaching
  • Generosity Assessment
  • Donor Development

No matter the size of your God-inspired dreams, it can be daunting to think about chasing down the necessary resources. The truth is that while vision almost always exceeds current realities, the means to support your vision is within your grasp. 

With Generis, you’re not alone. Our customized Campaign approach will help you assess, rethink and reframe your current reality, allowing you to reach your specific goals while also establishing a foundation for increased generosity overall.

Let’s be honest; there are times when one-on-one guidance, encouragement and accountability brings out the best in us and accelerates our ability to chase down those big, audacious dreams. The Generis Coaching experience is designed to align with your greatest needs and is delivered over a period of time that makes the most sense for you.

When you know something is “off” but you’re not sure what it is or where to start, an Assessment is the perfect solution! You will gain a comprehensive picture of what’s working, what’s struggling and where to focus your efforts. 

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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