Roy C. Jones, CFRE, is a nonprofit leader in relationship building, major giving, marketing and fundraising, with more than 35 years of experience in leading nonprofit organizations. He has published two award-winning books on development including Rainmaking – The Fundraiser’s Guide To Landing Big Gifts and the Amazon.com #1 best-selling business book, 101 Mistakes Nonprofits Make and How to Avoid Them. In addition, he has more than 27,000 iTunes subscribers listen to his podcast podcast weekly, The Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast.
Roy Jones now serves as the chief development officer at Eckerd Connects. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1968 by Jack and Ruth Eckerd to provide and share solutions that promote the well-being of children, young adults and families in need. Their work includes foster care, adoption, workforce development, Job Corp, aid for the homeless, transitional services for troubled youth, and so much more.
"[Roy brings] a unique, experienced perspective as a presenter...an engaging speaker/trainer."
"World Help has seen tremendous growth as a result of the strategies and techniques Roy modeled for us."
"When I received my first $1.8 million donation, Roy was the first person I thanked for his investment in me."
"Roy has shown our board the critical role they play in fundraising."
"We engaged Roy for a training over a full day and walked away with a clear plan and excitement about building our major gift donor program the right way."
"We raised an additional $750,000 in six weeks, with more than half of it being from lapsed donors."