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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jim Anderson Named AFP Northern Arizona Fundraising Professional of the Year

Jim Anderson of GoalBusters Consulting, LLC will be honored as the Fundraising Professional of the Year during the 2010 National Philanthropy Day®, hosted by The Association of Fundraising Professional Northern Arizona Chapter (AFPNAZ) Thursday, November 18 in Sedona, Ariz.

James Anderson
AFP Northern Arizona
2010 Fundraising Professional
of the Year
Anderson was nominated by Vernon Kahe, Alice Ferris, and Sararesa Begay-Hopkins for his contributions to the philanthropic community since 2005.

Anderson’s work with the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) and KGHR Navajo Public Radio, among many others, gave him experience and motivation to be a philanthropist, while his personality and creativity gave him the characteristics it takes to be a one-of-a-kind leader.

“Often, one is surprised to see this uptight-looking guy in a suit and tie break out in a TV theme song, or even better, 'I’m a little teapot' or running around a crowded room sprinkling water, acting like rain,” said Kahe, resource development manager for the HEEF. “Although easygoing, Jim gets his point across, while the suit and tie lend credibility.”

Will work for frybread.
Ferris, Anderson’s business partner at GoalBusters Consulting, LLC since 2006, has a vast appreciation for Anderson’s personal commitment to philanthropy. During the Schultz Flood, he dropped everything he was doing to help an affected family shovel mud for fours days, and was rewarded for his hard work with frybread.

“I know Jim wants people to believe that he’s a tough salesman, but he has the heart of a philanthropist,” Ferris said. “I believe that this combination makes him an excellent fundraiser and worthy of this year’s award.”


In addition to financial results achieved since moving to the nonprofit sector, Jim has many accomplishments that demonstrate his creativity and willingness to do what needs to be done:
  • North Country Healthcare
    2007 Cinco de Mayo Parade Team
    Roller skated in the Cinco de Mayo parade to promote the North Country Healthcare Capital Campaign
  • Master of Ceremonies for several fundraising events, including the American Cancer Society's Denim or Diamonds, where he coaxed $11,000 from the attendees to sponsor kids affected by cancer to attend camp
  • Participation in one of the longest pledge breaks ever (28 minutes) on KAWC Colorado River Public Media while waiting for Riders in the Sky to find a place to park their RV
  • Initiated the “GoalBusters Philanthropic Follies,” a variety show/dinner theater fundraiser scheduled for October 2011 that will benefit Flagstaff Cultural Partners.
James S. Anderson has more than 25 years of sales and sales training experience through his positions with local media and national research companies such as Nielsen Media, Simmons and Scarborough Research. Consistently recognized as a top revenue producer ($30 million plus), Jim earned "Sales Executive" and "Negotiator of the Year" awards. Jim has an extensive background in media production, and has created projects ranging from training videos for television stations nationwide to promotional videos for client events. As an instructor at Northern Arizona University, he received superior evaluations from the 500 or more students who participated in his "Communications Analysis" and "Sales, Research, Marketing and Promotion" classes. Jim specializes in marketing and branding strategy, social media marketing, multimedia production, sales and sponsorship programs, and board and organizational training. Jim serves as vice president of external relations for the AFP Northern Arizona Chapter, president of Flagstaff Communicators, and is an AFP Faculty Training Academy graduate.

GoalBusters Consulting, LLC provides philanthropic leadership services to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, specializing in development program management and implementation, strategic planning, campaign planning and direction, social media marketing, grant proposal research and creation, event management, and board training. GoalBusters has presented on philanthropic leadership topics in the US, Canada and Mexico, and is available for trainings, workshops and other speaking engagements, in addition to providing customized services for organizations. Additional information is available at www.goalbusters.net.

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