Rob Cummings

For more than 40 years Rob Cummings has been a development leader for many of the Chicago area’s oldest and best known institutions. Through his deep understanding of the field, his enthusiasm and capacity to nurture the
growth and commitment of fundraising professionals, Rob has established a
distinguished record of success in major gift solicitation and building strong
development teams.

He has personally managed three successful capital campaigns and raised multiple seven-figure gifts. Rob is a regular teacher and presenter for AFP and other local and national organizations. With clients throughout the Midwest, his consulting practice specializes in capital campaigns, coaching major gift fundraisers and growing sustainable development

Every aspect of a successful development program hinges on the relationship the donor has with your institution and that you have with your donor. Rob Cummings brings four decades of experience to growing relationships and achieving results.

He serves clients in the Midwest and nationwide with:

  • Development office audits/assessments
  • Campaign strategy and direction
  • Staff coaching, both group and individual
  • Growing major gift capacity and results
  • Effective donor stewardship
  • Advancement communications.

Listening is a critical skill for any fundraiser. Effective counsel begins with listening, too.

He can be reached at: rcummings@theweekendbriefing.com


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