Jessica Cloud, CFRE, MA, currently serves as the Vice President for Advancement at Starr King School for the Ministry. She has over 20 years of fundraising experience. She has worked in higher education for most of her career. At her alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi, in one year, she increased the total dollars raised by over 300%, and in three years she increased the number of first-time donors by 285%. During her tenure, the total number of yearly donors to the USM Foundation increased from about 3,000 to over 8,000. She also loves to write about fundraising and teach fundraising techniques. She has routinely hosted conferences, given presentations, conducted training webinars and even published a book on phonathon scripting with Academic Impressions.
She maintains her blog where she posts weekly on Thursdays. She is launching an online course in the art and science of annual giving in a few weeks. Learn more about All Star Annual Giving here. You can connect with her on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram, but the best way to keep in touch is to subscribe on her website to get her FUNdraising Friday emails, which are filled with great resources, freebies and fun (and funny) stuff to keep you motivated to be the best fundraiser you can be.