For Chuck Crowe, raising funds is about raising impact. He brings this philosophy to DRi as the Managing Director of our Denver, Colorado office. As a former fundraising consulting client of DRi, Chuck also brings a first-hand perspective on client needs to DRi’s development assessments and strategic fundraising planning.
Chuck thrives on helping nonprofits that are eager to grow, raise performance and mission impact, and ultimately build a better world. Across his 30-year career, he has empowered and led volunteers to raise over $600 million to fulfill missions that address our global society’s most critical challenges and opportunities.
A major gifts fundraising leader, Chuck has developed numerous innovations that have helped local, national, and international organizations accelerate from survival to significance. His “One-Week Major Gift Campaign” was adopted nationally by the American National Red Cross and implemented in more than 40 chapters, developing fundraising talent, launching major gift programs, and raising hundreds of millions for missions. His “Motivated for Giving” process produces immediate, significant, and sustainable revenue growth—often doubling impact in its first year.
Some of the organizations Chuck’s innovations have helped include the American National Red Cross, American Leprosy Missions, Project Hope, Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Front Range Community College, Daniels College of Business, and numerous political campaigns and causes.
A proven leader and team builder, Chuck knows from first-hand experience that well-led and appropriately staffed and trained organizations can meet the needs and solve the difficult challenges that global communities face. Chuck has developed and led teams for small, medium and large nonprofit operations with up to 48 professionals, more than 300 volunteers, and $4.8 million annual operating budgets. Chuck finds and builds great teams that focus on accelerating performance, achieving measurable outcomes, and delivering results.
Chuck earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University.