Productive Fundraising specializes in teaching the latest research-based fundraising tactics and making them approachable for small, community-based nonprofit organizations.
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Chad Barger [BAR-jur] helps nonprofit professionals fundraise more efficiently and effectively. He is a top-rated speaker, master trainer and coach. Chad owns the firm Productive Fundraising which specializes in teaching the latest research-based fundraising tactics and making them approachable for small, community-based nonprofit organizations.
To many fundraisers he is better known by his social media handle, fundraiserchad, and as the host of his popular free monthly webinar series. On his website, productivefundraising.com, Chad curates top notch fundraising templates and samples designed to fast track the implementation of fundraising best practices. He’s also a bit of a personal productivity nerd and loves to share tips to help busy professionals work more efficiently and effectively.
Chad has spent his entire career as a fundraiser. He has worked in large shops and small in a variety of sectors (including higher education, social services and the arts). The campaigns that he has worked on have raised in excess of $110 million dollars for the charities that he’s had the honor of serving.
Chad serves as an Adjunct Instructor at both Messiah University and Temple University, where he teaches the 10 Week Online Fundraising Certificate Program. As a Master Trainer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), he is a frequent keynote and workshop presenter at nonprofit conferences across the US and Canada. Chad is an active member of AFP, currently serving as chair of its Editorial Advisory Committee at the international level, and he is a past president of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter.