Alice Ferris, CFRE, ACFRE

Consultant, Public Speaker, and Fundraiser in the United States

Alice Ferris, CFRE, ACFRE

Consultant, Public Speaker, and Fundraiser in the United States

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Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE has more than twenty-five years of professional fundraising experience, not including her volunteer start at Wisconsin Public Television, blowing bubbles onto the set during pledge breaks for the Lawrence Welk Show. This humble beginning led to a 30 year connection with public broadcasting.

Alice specializes in strategic and development planning, capital campaign planning studies, board and organizational training, executive leadership coaching, direct mail, and grant proposal creation and editing. She also provides outsourced development services in campaign and major gifts, individual giving and on-air fundraising; under that service line, Alice serves as the Development Director for KAWC Colorado River Public Media and administrative director for KGHR Navajo Public Radio.

Alice is a three-time honoree as the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern Arizona Fundraising Professional of the Year and was the 90th fundraising professional in the world to earn the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential.

In addition to her role as Founding Partner of GoalBusters Consulting LLC, Alice serves in many volunteer capacities including these:

ACFRE Credentialing Board

CFRE International Board

Bolz Center for Arts Administration Advisory Board at the Wisconsin School of Business

Alice is recognized for her on-air presence on many public television and radio pledge drives, and on top fundraising national PBS pledge programs, among them Ken Burns: America's Storyteller, Downton Abbey, The Civil War, and Financial Solutions for You with Suze Orman, among others. Alice also teaches Chinese cooking and an occasional class in ballroom dance.

  • Work
    • GoalBusters Consulting
  • Education
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison