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Jim Rude

Jim Rude

Advisor to the President

Mr. Jim Rude is currently the Senior Consultant, Graham-Pelton Consulting; New Jersey (2013).

Fundraising consultant, non-profit executive and leader with demonstrated ability in fundraising, marketing, and volunteer management. Experienced in international and domestic health and human service organizations. Expertise in strategic planning, project management, process improvement, budget management, and team building. Emphasis on constituent relationship management, volunteer recruitment, communications, and public relations. Experienced in board relations, program development and management, financial/audit processes, program investments/funding, and community building. Focused on cost-effective solutions that increase efficiencies and improve customer service.

We are all one and we need to help one another. Together we can improve the lives of all around us and our own lives.

My goal is to be the best husband and father I can be. To be a good friend and colleague to whom I have the privilege of knowing. And to create positive lasting change in the world through my professional career.

He has over ten years of development, marketing and non-­‐profit leadership experience. Prior to joining Graham-Pelton Consulting, Jim was the Director of Development and Communications for Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) and led the fundraising efforts for FXB International, where he forged relationships with many national and international foundations and began an individual donor cultivation program.

Prior to FXB, Jim led the fundraising and marketing team at Somerset County United Way, introducing a constituent relationship management approach to donor relations, along with an aggressive new account development effort, which led to regular increases in annual contributions. Jim has an MBA in Management from Monmouth University and a BA in Business from Muhlenberg College. He is active in multiple nonprofits focused on helping children and their families. He lives in Jackson, NJ with his wife and two children.

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