Jennifer McCrea


Jennifer McCrea

Founder & President, Exponential Fundraising & Senior Research Fellow Hauser Center, Harvard University. CEO,  Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born HIV Free

Jennifer McCrea presents a fresh approach to the rewarding world of fundraising that she calls “Exponential Fundraising,” an effective, distinctive process that shows you how to set the conditions for truly transformational giving and receiving. Through her programs, Jennifer inspires you to truly love the art of fundraising. Exponential Fundraising will bring your organization light, inspiration, ideas and explosive results.

A fundraiser for more than 20 years, Jennifer has personally raised over $100 million and held key leadership positions at Case Western Reserve University and then at Washington University in St. Louis during their multi-billion dollar capital campaign. She was also Vice President for Development at Dickinson College.

As president and founder of Exponential Fundraising in New York City, Jennifer has partnered with some of the world’s most visionary leaders on their philanthropic efforts.  Some of her current clients include the Quincy Jones Foundation, Millennium Promise, Columbia University, Harvard University and Preventive Medicine Research Institute founded by Dr. Dean Ornish. She’s also recently worked on projects for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Creative Commons, NPower New York, and the Alliance for a New Humanity co-founded by Deepak Chopra.

Jennifer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, where she is developing a Philanthropy Institute that will be launched in June 2010 and a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

She is also the co-founder of the Quincy Jones Music Consortium, an organization that unites leaders in the music industry, nonprofit organizations, corporations, foundations and philanthropists to make music an ongoing part of the lives of children.