Michael F. Evers has over 30 years of experience in fundraising — with an AAFRC consulting firm, at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center during a $250 million capital campaign and, since 1986, in his own consulting practice. He has managed many types of fundraising programs and activities including: feasibility studies and capital campaigns — as well as major gift, planned giving, annual giving, direct mail and telemarketing programs. His particular emphasis has been on working with mid-sized and smaller organizations in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area.
He has helped many charities with their first capital campaigns – and many others with their first non-special-event-oriented fundraising efforts.
Prior to entering the field of fundraising, he worked in the social services, primarily with individuals having mental illness or intellectual disabilities.
Michael F. Evers was an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising from 2007 until 2020. He taught in the areas of foundation and corporate fundraising, as well as individual gift solicitation. He also helped develop the curriculum for the Heyman Center’s graduate level Advanced Diploma in Fundraising. Prior experiences as a fundraising educator have included teaching “All about Capital Campaigns” at SUNY Purchase, as well as periodic speaking engagements with other professional fundraising organizations.
Other Professional Affiliations
Michael F. Evers is a founding member of the Fundraising Consultants Network www.fundraisingconsultants.net – an organization dedicated to helping micro-charities. He has also served as a trustee and officer of Real Source Charities, Inc., a non-profit created to help charities accept gifts of real estate and other tangible assets. He has also been a consultant in the Foundation Center’s First Steps program.
Michael F. Evers helped found one of New Jersey’s first charter schools, the Elysian Charter School of Hoboken, where he served as a trustee and officer for many years. He is also proud to have organized an effort that culminated in the passage of an affordable housing ordinance in Hoboken, NJ which is now being touted as a national model. Plans already have been approved for 110 new affordable units in Hoboken.
Michael F. Evers lives with his wife, in Hoboken, NJ, where they raised their two sons. He has a B.A. in English & American Literature from Northwestern University and an M.B.A from Baruch College, CUNY.
In his early 20s, he hitchhiked over 16,000 miles in North America and Europe. More recently, he completed a 60-mile trek in the Canadian Arctic.
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