Rob Webb

Rob Webb

Rob Webb is the chief inspiration officer of Nonprofit Campaigns LLC, which he founded in August 2020 to offer expert online training courses to nonprofit professionals at an affordable cost. Rob is passionate about board development and helping nonprofits create volunteer-led, staff-managed community support campaigns that engage board members giving them ownership of the fundraising process.

Rob has more than 40 years of experience guiding volunteers and staff to create high-impact fundraising campaigns. His journey began in 1981 as aquatic director for the YMCA of Greater Long Beach where he learned all staff play a key role in the annual sustaining campaign (as they called it back then). 

Rob left the YMCA in 1995 to form R.M. Webb & Associates, a multi-discipline management consulting firm specializing in nonprofit fundraising solutions. His first client was the American Red Cross, Greater Long Beach Chapter where he worked to create its inaugural support campaign. 

Rob is a former city councilman in Long Beach, California, former Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), and past president of his local Kiwanis Club and Chamber of Commerce. Rob is a graduate of Leadership Long Beach, has served as a consultant/trainer for The Nonprofit Partnership and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Los Angeles Chapter. Rob moved to Maui, Hawaii, in 2016 to pursue his life-long dream. He is an avid waterman and his hobbies include standup paddle boarding, sailing, bodysurfing, spearfishing and open water swimming. Rob is a long-time speaker for nonprofit special events and is active in his island community.

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