Jennie Thompson

USA (Vice Chair)

Throughout her thirty year career in fundraising, Jennie has guided the fundraising of many of the largest membership organisations in the United States, She was a founder and Managing Director of Craver, Mathews, Smith & Company, (CMS), the progressive fundraising and membership development agency in Washington, DC. For twenty years, Jennie guided CMS’s pioneering work in using direct response media to raise money to effect social and political change. Since 1995, Jennie has worked as an independent adviser to nonprofit organisations throughout the sector.

Jennie is past chair of the board of directors of the Resource Alliance (1997-2000); and was re-elected to the board in 2009.

Jennie is an independent development consultant, working with an array of international and U.S. nonprofit organizations. She is a frequent speaker and trainer on fundraising, organisational development, and communications strategies affecting the non-profit sector.