Marshall H. Ginn, CFRE is a consultant with 30 years of experience working with local, regional and national organizations. Mr. Ginn founded Capital Development Strategies in 2000. The firm is based in the Washington, DC area. His diverse clients include nonprofits ranging from community-based human services organizations to churches to arts organizations to national professional association foundations.
Mr. Ginn is the former Vice Chair for Annual Giving of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and a former board member of the Washington DC Metro Area Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP/DC). For 6 years, Mr. Ginn served as chair of the selection committee for the AIM for Excellence Award Competition (formerly known as The Washington Post Awards for Excellence in Nonprofit Management) a project of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. Mr. Ginn is a former grant reviewer for the Arlington Community Foundation and the UPSTART grants program at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. In the spring of 2017 he served as a peer reviewer for a national grantmaking project managed by NeighborWorks America awarding support for neighborhood redevelopment initiatives. He recently served as a volunteer application reviewer for the 2017 JMK Innovation Prize, a project of the JM Kaplan Fund.
Mr. Ginn has made numerous presentations on major gifts, donor stewardship, nonprofit management and board development to a wide range of organizational clients as well as for the DC Public Private Partnership Conference, the Foundation Center, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington, DC, George Mason University, Leadership Arlington, the Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference, the AFP International Conference on Fundraising, and the BoardSource Leadership Forum. This fall he will present at the Exponent Philanthropy National Conference.
He is a graduate of the AFP Faculty Training Academy, and he received his CFRE certification in 2003. He also completed the Nonprofit Management Institute hosted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2015. Mr. Ginn has also written two monographs on major gifts fundraising and on engaging staff in the fundraising process for the AFP Information Exchange series, as well as white papers on organizational leadership in the nonprofit sector.
A native of Richmond, VA, he holds a Bachelor of Architectural History from School of Architecture at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and currently resides in Arlington, VA. As a community volunteer, Mr. Ginn serves as co-chair for Team DC's Night OUT at the Nationals, the largest GLBT sports fan event in the nation, in addition to being assistant to the tournament director for the MAGIC Softball Tournament held annually by the Chesapeake and Potomac Softball League.
Mr. Ginn also served as a senior strategist for Mission Partners, a firm that guides high-potential nonprofits, foundations and socially responsible corporations in realizing their greatest social impact.