David Valinsky, CAP, is the founder of David Valinsky Associates. With more than 25 years of fundraising experience, he is the co-author of The Mercifully Brief, Real World Guide to Raising Money Through Bequests.
Prior to founding the firm in 1998, he served in both national and regional senior development roles with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation, a national Catholic health care organization with facilities in six states. One of his most meaningful experiences was serving as the lead adjunct consultant in fundraising for US AID in a three year partnership with several recovering cities in Croatia.
David is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), a designation offered by The American College. He is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG). He received his bachelors of arts degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh, and his master of science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
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