Jim Boyle

Vice President

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Biography

Jim Boyle, Vice President, provides fundraising best practices counsel to our Healthcare and Academic Medicine clients. He brings more than 30 years of professional experience supporting nonprofits’ success by employing his visionary leadership, adept communications, volunteer management, and a data-driven approach to capital campaign management, with particular expertise in major gift fundraising.

Prior to joining GG+A, Jim served as Senior Director for Philanthropy at the University of Washington from 2012 to August 2017. During his tenure there, Jim worked closely with departmental and institutional leaders to establish fundraising priorities and develop capital campaigns of up to $100 million, with a focus on the neurosciences for UW Medicine. The success of UW’s campaigns was due in large part to his management of a team of high-performing fundraising professionals, ensuring their success in reaching individual performance measures, including optimal management of prospect portfolios. His key accomplishments include increasing annual fundraising totals for the Neuroscience team from $3.5 million to more than $15 million for the last three years; increasing the number of major gifts in key program areas – autism; Alzheimer’s and stem cell research; increasing the number of faculty actively engaged in fundraising; and designing and implementing a training program for front-line fundraisers.

Before his work at UW, Jim held the position of Executive Director for Community Counselling Service, an international strategic fundraising and management consulting firm that provides consulting services to nonprofits. In this role, Jim designed and implemented fundraising campaigns and programs for leading nonprofit institutions, including University of California, Davis; University of California, Irvine; St. Marks College, Seattle; Goodwill; US-Russia Center for Entrepreneurship; and St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation. Jim was also a Principal at Clearwater Communications where he spearheaded and directed the firm as it worked to empower organizations and individuals to fulfill missions, improve communities and create sustainable operations.

Complementing his development and consulting experience, Jim brings to bear his experiences in nonprofit management and public service. As Chief of Staff for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington, he managed all aspects of the organization, including implementing the major gift donor program, board management, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, community relations and program development. Jim also served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Interior; Executive Director of the New Hampshire Democratic Party; State Director of the Northern New England Safe Roads Coalition; Director of the Loon Preservation Committee; and Sanctuaries Field Manager of the Audubon Society of New Hampshire.

Jim holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Washington and Lee University.

Areas of Expertise
  • Board Development
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Major + Principal Gifts Strategy
  • Training Programs
  • Volunteer Engagement

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