Erik J. Daubert, MBA, ACFRE, CFRM, WFR

Nonprofit Management Specialist, Coaching, Keynotes, and Training

With over 30 years of nonprofit experience, Erik Daubert is highly regarded as a leader in the independent sector and in nonprofit management. Erik has passionately served nonprofit organizations in various roles ranging from front line staff member, volunteer, chief executive officer, to trusted advisor and more. Erik brings this breadth of experience, innovative style, creative leadership, and business acumen to his nonprofit management consulting and coaching practice. He is one of the most certified fundraising professionals in the world and holds the lifetime credential of Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is Immediate Past Chair of the AFP Research Council (, Growth in Giving Initiative, and the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (, has served as Past-Chair of the ACFRE Certification Board (, in addition to having served on numerous other nonprofit boards, committees and task forces. Erik also is an Affiliated Scholar with the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC.

Consistently ranked as a top speaker, teacher, trainer and keynote presenter at national and international conferences, Erik's depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for improving the sector is evident. He has taught courses and designed curriculum, texts and resources with many nonprofit clients in addition to Duke University, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, LaGrange College, and Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in certificate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Erik is also an AFP Master Trainer. Erik has written books, manuals and articles on topics such as nonprofit research, philanthropy, annual, capital, endowment, grant getting, major gifts and more. His latest publicly published book (co-authored) is entitled Strategies and Tools to Raise Money and was published as an e-book through John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2012. His work has been referenced, published and quoted in resources including: CBS News, Fast Company, Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), Forbes, The Washington Post, USA Today, BoardSource, Advancing Philanthropy, Charitable Giving Coalition, Financial Advisor, Center for Effective Philanthropy, The Nonprofit Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Foundation Center, The Huffington Post and many others.