Jennifer Tersigni


Jennifer Tersigni
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute

Jennifer Tersigni is the chief executive and lead consultant at Raise the Bar Consulting, which she founded in 2009. For more than 18 years, Jennifer has utilized proven effective strategies to assist more than 60 organizations with interim executive leadership, coaching, fundraising, marketing, organizational development, strategic planning and program development services. Jennifer has raised over $55 million for nonprofit organizations, conducted feasibility studies and strategic plans, successfully planned and implemented capital and endowment campaigns, provided professional trainings for nonprofit professionals on building successful capital and endowment campaigns, developed integrated marketing solutions and built comprehensive fundraising programs by utilizing integrated strategies that best suit each specific organization's needs and resources. As a chief fundraiser, Jennifer has developed integrated fundraising programs from inception, created successful strategies for revenue growth, and helped organizations expand their overall fundraising and diversify revenue streams. As an interim executive, Jennifer has helped nonprofits navigate transition by working with them to stabilize, course correct and grow, and has also led mergers, acquisitions and closures when Boards of Directors decide that is the next best step. Jennifer brings experience working with arts, education, disaster relief, human services, youth service, elder service, international, justice and law enforcement, animal rights, and environmental organizations, as well as with entrepreneurs, small businesses, universities and government agencies.

Jennifer's introduction to fundraising began as a team member in the Office of the Social Secretary at the White House, where she implemented political and social events for the President and First Lady of the United States. A 2010 Tucson 40 Under 40 recipient and Rotary International GSE Team member, Jennifer is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree from the University of Arizona, Yoga Instructor and Yoga Therapy Certifications from the Paramanand Yoga Institute & Ashram in Indore, India, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Jennifer has lived, traveled and worked in more than 35 countries throughout Europe, Central America, Asia and Africa and brings cross-cultural experience to her work with clients both at home and abroad.

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