Ny, New York
Ed Sayres, a proven non-profit executive, is known for building high-performing organizations positioned for sustainable growth. He advises directors, chief executives and other senior leaders on fundraising as well as financial and crisis management, strategic planning and Board development. His approach, shown to be effective under the most challenging economic conditions, emphasizes disciplined innovation, collaboration, transparency and accountability.
Ed, a longtime leader in the animal welfare community, was President and CEO of the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) from 2003 to 2013. Under his leadership, the ASPCA significantly increased its brand equity, fundraising, corporate partnerships and mission outcomes. Private support grew 280%, making the ASPCA the top public charity for the period according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, membership tripled to 1.3 million and grant making jumped from $500,000 to $17 million. The ASPCA also developed valuable strategic partnerships with leading corporations including Subaru, Walmart, Target, CVS and Pottery Barn.