Jennifer Shin, CFRE

Consultant
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“I am honored to work alongside organizations during the most transformational moments in their history”

Jennifer has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 12 years with responsibilities in fundraising, relationship management, marketing and data analytics. As a seasoned fundraising professional for both a public library foundation and social service agency, Jennifer has repeatedly streamlined fundraising operations, implemented strategic initiatives, trained and restructured teams, and reinforced key relationships at all levels. In her role as a consultant, she is dedicated to building comprehensive community enhancing fundraising campaigns that are aligned with each organization’s strategic direction and priorities.

Previously serving as the director of development at The Seattle Public Library Foundation, Jennifer was responsible for implementing a fundraising program that included individual and legacy giving, donor stewardship, special events, and board relations. During this period, she managed all stewardship and reporting functions for their endowment fund, strategized the digital marketing and acquisition efforts for a 230K opted-in online audience, convened a volunteer leadership advocacy committee, and piloted new fundraising initiatives to diversify their revenue streams.

Jennifer also served as the associate director of development at Catholic Charities of Western Washington where she directed state-wide fundraising and communication initiatives. Over the course of nearly 10 years, she consistently grew their annual and major giving program, stewarded their major giving society, centralized fundraising operations across 175 programs, directed all donor communication and led a team of over 20 programmatic fundraisers across the state. She also supported several major campaigns that expanded much-needed community services.

Since joining The Alford Group, Jennifer has shared her passion for development assessments and capacity building projects rooted in data analytics and a deep understanding of fundraising best practices. She has worked alongside nonprofits across the sector.

She is also committed to the fundraising profession where she serves as a committee member for both the Association of Fundraising Professionals Global and the Washington Planned Giving Council. When Jennifer isn’t analyzing data, you can find her hiking the Cascades with her dog, Enzo, or volunteering as a tutor for her local library.

Select Clients:

  • Rare
  • Vital Ground Foundation
  • Food Lifeline
  • Orion Industries
  • Sanctuary Centers
  • Walla Walla University
  • Hamlin Robinson School
  • Gig Harbor FISH
  • George Pocock Rowing Foundation
  • North Valley Christian Academy

Education & Credentials:

  • MBA, Seattle University, Seattle
  • B.A. Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle