Alice L. Ferris, CFRE, ACFRE, Founding Partner, has more than 25 years of professional fundraising experience, not including her volunteer start at Wisconsin Public Television, blowing bubbles onto the set during pledge breaks for the Lawrence Welk Show.
Alice specializes in strategic and development planning, capital campaign planning studies, board and organizational training, executive leadership coaching, direct mail, and grant proposal creation and editing. Alice is the immediate past chair of the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive(ACFRE) Credentialing Board, and a board member for CFRE International. She is also a three-time honoree as AFP-Northern Arizona Fundraising Professional of the Year. Alice is the 90th fundraising professional in the world to attain the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive(ACFRE) credential.
Alice is recognized for her on-air presence on many public television and radio pledge drives, and on the national PBS fundraisers, among them Downton Abbey, Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You, Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller, The Civil War, Black and White Night 30 and many more. Alice also teaches Chinese cooking and an occasional class in ballroom dance.
James S. Anderson, CFRE, Partner, has more than 30 years of sales and sales training experience through his positions with local media and national research companies such as Nielsen Media, Simmons and Scarborough Research. Consistently recognized as a top revenue producer ($30 million+), Jim earned “Sales Executive” and “Negotiator of the Year” awards.
Jim specializes in marketing and branding strategy, social media marketing, multimedia production, direct sales and sponsorship training programs, and board and organizational training. Jim frequently supports public radio pledge drives with passionate, entertaining and effective on-air appeals coast to coast.
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