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James Gold

Principal Consultant

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James Gold has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience, primarily within the health care and higher education sectors. His experience in major and planned giving includes creation and implementation of campaigns, while fully empathizing with and coaching staff relationship managers according to their varying levels of expertise. Using a donor-centered approach, James enjoys the creation of long-term relationships and the trust-building necessary to match donor interests with institutional needs and philanthropic support. His proficiencies also include staff recruitment, development training, major gifts coaching and the establishment of donor stewardship and engagement with both internal and external stakeholders, including professional advisors.

Prior to Accordant, James held a leadership position with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he created and led collaborative efforts that exceeded substantial campaign goals. While holding various management positions in health systems and higher education institutions, James has found his greatest joy in mentoring and connecting talented development professionals.

James has earned certifications from the National Planned Giving Institute at the College of William and Mary and in The Disciple of Frontline Fundraising from Plus Delta Partners. He holds a degree in psychology from Moravian College.

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