The Geis Group is led by Michael Geis, CFRE, FAHP, FCEP an industry leader and veteran who is recognized as a Fellow in the fundraising industry, a distinction limited to less than 100 professionals worldwide.
Geis is a "specialist" in relationship-oriented fund raising and national consultant on charitable gift planning, capacity building and transformational gifts. He is particularly skillful in structuring "blended" gifts involving current and future gift components enabling donors to achieve philanthropic endeavors beyond their ability to imagine.
He approaches his work with a "warrior spirit" and "servant heart" and asks the same of his employees. His company was founded on the principle that services would be customized instead of standardized, realizing that no client is at the same spot in the fund development continuum. This approach enables his team to quickly discern what elements of their development program are working while giving proven guidance to areas underachieving their potential. His promise is to help his clients embrace ambitious but realistic goals that put them on a path to record-breaking performance.
Geis has devoted his career to helping numerous nonprofit organizations transform routine fund raising activities with average results into fundraising initiatives that attract record funding. He has also worked with numerous non-profit foundations and organizations seeking to reinvigorate their endowment-building efforts. His company's ability to "walk both sides of the street" in terms of securing large scale major gifts while simultaneously procuring significant planned gifts clearly differentiates them from other companies proposing to offer similar services.
Geis’ team includes seasoned campaign managers, charitable estate planning specialists, business and fiscal strategists and prospecting software expert.