Jeff A. Hale Consulting, LLC
Jeff A. Hale, Ph.D., President
Areas of Specialization
Fundraising Assistance for Nonprofit Organizations (NGOs) and Higher Education:
Capital Campaigns (All phases, from initial planning through case statement development, prospect identification, staff and Board training, solicitation assistance, recognition, and stewardship).
Grantsmanship Assistance: Grant and Proposal Writing.
Prospect Identification, Assessment, and Prioritization.
Major Gift Solicitation Strategies for Improved Results.
Corporate and Foundation Relations: Mission Alignment in your Foundation Appeals and Effectively Making your NGO’s “Business Case” to Corporations.
Annual Fund Analysis and Expansion/Improvement.
Non-profit Board Recruitment, Development, and Engagement.
Fundraising Staff Mentoring and Evaluation.
Fundraising communications (e.g., online, brochures, thank you letters, etc.).
Corporate Philanthropic Communications:
Social Investment Strategy Development and Refinement.
“Target Community” Needs Assessment.
Comprehensive University Relations/Recruiting Strategies.
Philanthropic Strategy Development and Refinement.
Competitive Field Studies.
Jeff A. Hale, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience and proven success in nonprofit and university consulting, fundraising, grantsmanship, communications, and overall institutional advancement. He has personally raised tens of ($) millions in philanthropic gifts and contracts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities. Since 2015, he has owned and managed Jeff A. Hale Consulting, LLC, a multi-service fundraising consulting firm, and has worked across Louisiana and nationally, with a wide variety of non-profit clients. A few of his clients to date have included the Council for a Better Louisiana, Louisiana Museum Foundation, and Louisiana State Museum. He served as Lead Consultant for the first phase of the multi-$million New Orleans Jazz Museum campaign.
From early 2009 through the spring of 2015, he served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement (and Director of Institutional Advancement) with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH), one of the nation’s largest and most successful statewide humanities organizations, based in New Orleans, where he raised in excess of $1 million annually in total philanthropic gifts (nearly $6 million overall). He previously served as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Senior Director for Corporate, Foundation, and Research Relations with Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, where he coordinated institutional relations with all types of corporations and foundations and raised in excess of $40 million in total gifts over a six year period (proudly managing institutional CFRR for LSU Chancellors Mark Emmert, Sean O’Keefe, and William Jenkins). Prior to this, Hale held a variety of leadership positions in institutional advancement/fundraising with the Universities of Maine and New Mexico, The College of Santa Fe, and the Leadership Center of the Americas/Consortium for Service to Latin America.
The corporations and private foundations Hale has worked with include the following (in random order):
Google, Entergy, Lockheed Martin, Cheniere Energy, Air Liquide, Shell Oil, Capital One Bank, Union Pacific Railroad, BHP Billiton Petroleum, 3M, Miller/Coors, IBM, Intel, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Dow Chemical, Schlumberger, Cisco Systems, Georgia Pacific, Northrop-Grumman, Marathon Oil, AT&T, Dell Computer, CITGO, Wells-Fargo Bank, Sun Microsystems, PNM, CenterPoint Energy, Harrah’s/Caesars, Boh Brothers Construction, Loews Hotels, AMD Computers, BP, Volvo, IBERIABANK, Zapps Potato Chips, Abita Beer, and Hewlett Packard.
John Cleveland Foundation, Helis, Irene W. and C.B. Pennington, W.K. Kellogg, Beaird Family, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Frost, Patrick F. Taylor, Zemurray, Doris Duke Charitable Trust, Booth-Bricker, Keller Family Foundation, Community Foundation of North Louisiana, Anne Ray Trust, Ford, Gustaf Westfeldt McIlhenny Family, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Kresge, Wisner, Hearst Foundations, Ruth U. Fertel, Pugh Family Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton, Bill & Melinda Gates, J. Paul Getty Trust, John S. and James L. Knight, W.M. Keck, Rockefeller, Libby-Dufour, RosaMary, Andrew W. Mellon, Baptist Community Ministries, Walton Family, Annie E. Casey, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Goldring/Woldenberg, J.E. and L.E. Mabee, Grayson, Lilly Endowment, and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur.
Hale holds both a Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in History from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Southern Maine in Portland/Gorham. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), both Baton Rouge and New Orleans chapters, and was a longtime member and trainer with the Council for Support and Advancement of Education (CASE). He is a 2007 awardee of CASE District IV’s Grand Award for Institutional Relations Projects for his leadership in coordinating the launch of the $978 million “Forever LSU” Capital Campaign.
Prior to establishing Jeff A. Hale Consulting, LLC in May of 2015, he also consulted in diverse areas of institutional advancement/fundraising for several nonprofit organizations nationwide, including: The Nature Conservancy (global office in Arlington, VA), the world famous Columbus [Ohio] Zoo and Aquarium, and Dress for Success New Orleans.
Jeff A. Hale Consulting, LLC Vision and Mission Statement:
Over the past decade, through the second worst economic recession in U.S. history, the nonprofit sector here in Louisiana (and nationwide) has literally rewritten the book on “doing more with less.” The narrative for nearly all non-profit organizations, as well as colleges and universities, has been similar: preserving (or even expanding) services during an era of disappearing public support. The importance of creative, results-driven fundraising has never been greater—and “the competition” is getting better at it.
Jeff A. Hale Consulting, LLC, is a fully-registered, Louisiana-based consulting firm. I am proud of my profession and feel blessed to have the opportunity to assist a variety of important and essential non-profit organizations, as well as colleges and universities, with more effectively fundraising for their vital services.
My commitment to all my clients, regardless of size, history, and sophistication:
1. To listen carefully to your unique non-profit management, fundraising, and/or capital campaign challenges.
2. To successfully draw upon my 25+ years of experience to professionally assist you via honest, practical, and usable advice.
--Jeff A. Hale, Ph.D.