George Nunes


George Nunes
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute

George Nunes has generated close to $50,000,000 in contributed and earned revenue during 35 years working in the public and private sectors as a grantmaker, fundraiser, nonprofit executive, consultant, and family business owner. Through Captacion Fundraising, Nunes collaborates with clients to create stable, long-term contributed revenue streams. 

George’s successes include campaigns in annual, capital, endowment, major gifts, and planned giving. He worked as program administrator for regranting projects funded by The Wallace Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trust at Dance/USA, major gifts officer at Seattle Art Museum, and development director for the City of Mesa’s arts center. Past clients include the Mesoamerican Reef Fund, Modesto Symphony, Diablo Ballet, and, among others.  

Nunes teaches fundraising at the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, holds a teaching fellowship with National Arts Strategies, and served on grantmaking panels for the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management from University of Washington, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy certification from the American College of Financial Services, a B.A. in Dance from Dominican University, and an M.A. in Arts Administration from Golden Gate University. 

Nunes serves the Arizona Community Foundation as the Co-Chair of the Development Committee for the Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy. He is a member of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement, Grant Professionals Association, Planned Giving Roundtable of Arizona, and the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership. 

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