Paul D’Alessandro, J.D., CFRE, is the founder and chairman of High Impact Nonprofit Advisors and also D’Alessandro, Inc. (DAI), which is a fundraising and strategic management consulting company with more than 30 years of experience in the philanthropic sector. He has worked with hundreds of nonprofits to raise over a billion dollars for his clients in the U.S. and abroad. In his career working with not-for-profits, he is directly responsible for organizational and fundraising success and believes in “hands-on” counsel.
Paul began his fundraising career as a Regional Director of Development for the University of Notre Dame and subsequently formed D’Alessandro, Inc. In addition, as a nonprofit and business expert Paul has worked with high-level global philanthropists vetting and negotiating their strategic gifts to charitable causes. He is a recognized speaker and presenter in the fundraising arena and has spoken at various leadership conferences and workshops. Paul is the author of the book, The Future of Fundraising: How Philanthropy’s Future is Here with Donors Dictating the Terms. He is also a NonProfit PRO Advisory Board member working on expanding thought leadership in the industry.
Paul received his BBA from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in Florida, New York and New Jersey and a Certified Fund Raising Executive.
Paul is the father of four children, ages 25 to 33 and two grandchildren who live in Colorado. He loves the outdoors, whether it’s hiking in one of the nation’s great National Parks or skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
Paul is a two-time cancer survivor and has been part of the NCS family for over 10 years through NCS Bergen County.