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Alex Comfort, CFRE, has 34 years of experience in an extremely broad range of development and fundraising work. His knowledge, skill, creativity, integrity, humor, speaking ability and tenacity have been hallmarks of his development career in New Orleans, the region around Asheville, NC, and nationally.
"My work always involves a great deal of personal
time with my clients. My emphasis is helping people
raise more money — especially through major gifts for
the present and planned giving for the future. Let me
help you with the hard work needed to get you where
you need to be."
— Alex Comfort, CFRE
Alex was instrumental in helping the Literacy Council develop its first planned giving program. When we knew that we had received our first planned gift, Alex was the consultant we turned to for advice and planning. Under his supervision, a series of strategic communications and events were planned to begin cultivating approximately 100 donors for a planned gift. This is a long, steady process and the Council hopes to see benefits in the years to come.
Asheville-Buncombe Literacy Council
The book is also available for purchase by contacting us below for a discounted price of $15.99 USD.
Even a Blind Squirrel Finds an Occasional Acorn:
Fundraising Tales from the Front Lines
by Alex Comfort, CFRE
How do people become great fundraisers and leaders in general? This book tells professional fundraisers of all skill levels, executive directors, and board members how to maximize giving from all sorts of people. Using true stories as his method, Alex Comfort, CFRE, illustrates everything a person must do to help a beloved non-profit agency. The stories do the teaching, not a heavy-droning professor. Employing humor and the everyday joys and trials of approaching people, Comfort's book is a quick read which makes an immediate impact. Expect to laugh a lot and even shed a tear or two with the real-life people who show that anyone who loves a charity can secure the resources it needs to help an organization become better at its mission.