Get the help you need, at prices you can afford.
I find myself in the enviable position of having a wealth of the finest training available and decades of “in the trenches” fundraising experience, while not needing to make a full-time salary. I am now offering my services to nonprofits needing fundraising help at affordable rates. Below you will find my levels of service and excellent rates.
–JIM EVANS, CFRM*
*Certificate in Fund Raising Management, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
A Life Mission Statement
Informed by my worldview,
as long as I have life in me,
I will abide by three core values:
about people, especially those who are in need of my help
to do something big, something important, something worthwhile, and do it well
my life with others, engage with those around me.
How We Can Help You!
Research and Write Grants
Capital Campaigns Consultation
Social Media & Marketing
Find New Development Staff
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What are people saying about AFH?
Jim has the heart of a true fundraising professional: thoughtful in his approach, eager for all to succeed, and able to build comradery. Case in point: we first met when he was President of the Louisville-wide fundraising executives group, FREML. He felt that many area nonprofits were struggling with their auctions, and could improve their results if they just had a bit of education. He decided to do something that FREML had never done -- offering a day-long workshop (delivered by me) for a modest price, focused on customized auction topics he felt were needed in the community. His instincts were right! The workshop was a homerun success, resulting in a sold-out room. Eventually I went on to work with him and his team at Cedar Lake Foundation, where I again witnessed his generosity of spirit. It takes out-of-the-box thinking to strike deals where all parties to win; Jim figures it out so everyone feels invested.
–Sherry Truhlar, Lead Auctioneer & President
Red Apple Auctions Co.
I have worked with Jim for over ten years and have found him to be the consummate professional and very efficient and knowledgeable in the fundraising arena. He takes his work very seriously and delivers results, plus he is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Jim to any non-profit looking to up their game in this area!
President, Epic Insurance
On several occasions I have taught a course at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law on non-profit organizations. Each time I have had a session on fundraising, I have asked Jim Evans to teach the course, because I know he is one of the best in the local industry. Each time, Jim has been very well prepared and enthusiastic. The students have responded extremely well to Jim’s class each time he has taught and I would be honored to have him teach the session again.
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
It has been my privilege to work with Jim Evans in several capacities since 2004. He is the consummate development professional – highly skilled and has a heart for people – and a personal friend. He is also a past president of the Fund Raising Executives of Metro Louisville (FREML).
–Jayne M. Labes
Jim has been a mentor to me as a fundraiser for several years. He has helped me overcome the fear of asking, given me annual fund ideas and helped guide me with a capital campaign. His knowledge and patience are endless. He helped make my transition to a fundraiser much easier.
–Leisa K. Ray
A Woman’s Choice Resource Center & Necole’s Place
During a time when the agency was without a full-time Development Director, Jim stepped right in and deliver first-rate professional services, consultation and grant writing skills. Jim’s support ensured we were able to maintain operational viability until we hired a new Director. Thank you Jim, your services really made a positive difference to Family Ark!
–Jeanean Jacobs, MA, LPAT, JSOCC
From our initial conversation to our hiring of a new Chief Development Officer, Jim Evans masterfully led a search which was entirely aligned with The de Paul School’s vision for fund development. Jim’s search leadership revealed a keen understanding of our school’s distinct culture, our comprehensive development plan, and our opportunities for institutional growth. We were impressed with the thoroughness and the expeditious time frame of Jim’s efforts. We are grateful.
The De Paul School
Heather was instrumental in making our auction a success. She brought fresh ideas to the table on every aspect of the event and a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Her professionalism and efficiency helped to make a stressful pre-event period flow smoothly and effectively. I’m so glad that we had Heather on board and would love to work with her in the future!