Paul D'Alessandro

Paul D'Alessandro

Paul D’Alessandro, J.D., CFRE, is the author of “The Future of Fundraising: How Philanthropy’s Future is Here with Donors Dictating the Terms.” He’s the founder and chairman of High Impact Nonprofit Advisors (HNA), and also D’Alessandro Inc. (DAI), which is a fundraising and strategic management consulting company with more than 30 years of experience in the philanthropic sector.

He has worked with hundreds of nonprofits to raise over a billion dollars for his clients in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, as a nonprofit and business expert — who is also a practicing attorney — Paul has worked with high-level global philanthropists, vetting and negotiating their strategic gifts to charitable causes. Paul understands that today’s environment requires innovation and fresh thinking, which is why he launched HNA to train and coach leaders who want to make a difference in the world.

The Money Redirect That’s Coming for Donor Wallets

The idea for many donors is to allow the donor-advised funds to grow to make more significant gifts in the future. Currently, there is no legal requirement to distribute gifts, and therein lies the problem. So, while more than $25 billion went to charitable causes in 2019, so much money remains sitting for years in DAFs, and not working for improving peoples' lives.

The Nonprofit Crash That’s Heading Our Way

GameStop made headlines around the world this year. You might be wondering, as a nonprofit professional, what this has to do with the industry. What you’ll soon discover is that a nonprofit crash is in the making. Moreover, leaders in the social good sector who believe “it can’t happen here” are mistaken...

The Myths and Facts of What a Fundraising Consultant Can Do for Your Nonprofit

Taking large institutions out of the equation, we know the fundraising landscape changed profoundly last year. One of the results of the pandemic was that many nonprofits took their fundraising virtual. As we work collectively to recover, many small to midsize nonprofits are looking to measure fundraising performance. Fundraising professionals have lots of pressure to perform, and organizations are turning to fundraising consultants...

Overcoming the Nonprofit Revenue Challenge

Nonprofit revenue is one of the toughest challenges for organizations. If you’ve worked at a nonprofit, then you’ve participated in one of the continual discussions to come up with something creative.