Garth is a seasoned fundraising professional with more than 20 years of experience at nonprofits including the American Friends Service Committee, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and several independent secondary schools. He has a broad range of expertise in organizational advancement with an emphasis in data management, operations and direct marketing.
Garth worked as an associate chief development officer focusing on individual giving and development operations. In this role, he provided direction, strategy and creative development for an $11 million annual giving and marketing program focused on donor relations and stewardship, data and systems management, and reporting and program analysis.
Garth possesses a deep and practical knowledge of how a well-run back-end operation advances a nonprofit’s success through the data-centered assessment of program effectiveness. He has successfully grown fundraising programs by providing financial analysis, developing goals, tracking activity, identifying problems, and providing strategy and solutions.
He has extensive experience as a liaison between development, communications, finance, information technology and program, creating and sustaining collaborative relationships to achieve goals. As a senior manager, Garth directed staff, providing support services to donors and development teams, maintaining Constituent Relationship Management systems (Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce NPSP). Garth recently designed and implemented a cross-departmental constituent relationship management system—migrating data and system architecture from existing to new software.
In addition, Garth has provided strategic planning, goal monitoring and operational support for a $40 million individual major, planned and institutional funding campaign while developing comprehensive, metrics-based reporting to monitor financial goals and staff performance.
Garth’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in Theology with a minor in Philosophy and graduate studies in Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy. He received advanced training in Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and is currently working toward Salesforce Administrator Certification.