Winkler Group Welcomes Jeff Terry as Senior Account Executive and Celebrates Promotion of Rachel Santos to Senior Marketing Manager

Charleston, South Carolina—The Winkler Group, a full-service fundraising consulting firm specializing in capital campaigns, fundraising assessments, and feasibility studies, is proud to announce two advancements within its team, underscoring the firm’s commitment to reshaping philanthropy through strategic leadership in nonprofit consulting.

Jeff Terry Joins as Senior Account Executive, Bringing Over 25 Years of Development Industry Expertise

In a strategic move to enhance its capabilities and further reshape philanthropy, the Winkler Group welcomes Jeff Terry as Senior Account Executive. With an impressive career spanning nearly three decades, Terry’s expertise extends across various facets of the development industry, making him a valuable asset to the firm.

In his most recent role, Terry played a pivotal role in collaborating with colleges and universities along the east coast, focusing on strategic planning for engagement, digital outreach, and capital campaign projects for higher education.

Before joining the Winkler Group, Terry managed relationships in the Enterprise Division at Blackbaud and assisted nonprofits in enhancing their missions by optimizing technology, people, and processes. His experience as a fundraiser at the College of Charleston, supporting the university’s athletic program fundraising efforts, further enriches his understanding of the challenges nonprofits face, such as raising awareness, engaging new supporters, and raising funds.

“Jeff’s wealth of experience will play a key role in guiding organizations toward strengthened philanthropic initiatives, allowing nonprofits to allocate more time and resources to their core missions,” said Jessica Browning, Winkler Group Executive Vice President and Principal. “Jeff’s collaborative approach aligns seamlessly with our commitment to delivering impactful and tailored strategies for nonprofits, solidifying our position as a leading force in nonprofit consulting.”

As a popular speaker and facilitator at more than twenty national and regional fundraising conferences, Jeff has presented sessions on the importance of understanding data and leveraging new channels for engagement.

Rachel Santos Promoted to Senior Marketing Manager, Enhancing Digital Innovation and Storytelling

In tandem with Terry’s appointment, the Winkler Group proudly announces the promotion of Rachel Santos to Senior Marketing Manager. Santos, a graduate of the College of Charleston, has been an integral part of the Winkler Group for five years.

Her outstanding contributions in expanding the firm’s digital presence have significantly contributed to the Winkler Group’s double-digit growth since the pandemic. Santos specializes in lead generation and thought leadership, closely monitoring analytics for informed decision-making.

In addition to her impactful work at the Winkler Group, Santos has served as the Communications Chair on the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ SC Lowcountry Chapter Board of Directors, showcasing her commitment to community causes. Currently, she serves as a copy editor on the editorial team for The Tolkien Society’s Amon Hen publication.

“Rachel’s dedication to digital innovation and impactful storytelling has been instrumental in our growth, and her promotion to Senior Marketing Manager reflects her exceptional contributions to our firm,” commented Jessica Browning. 

Since its inception in 2004, the Winkler Group has grown into a national nonprofit consulting firm headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. Embracing a hands-on model, the firm collaborates closely with organizations to fuel their philanthropic health. The dual appointment of Terry and Santos integrates with and enhances the Winkler Group’s offerings, broadening the scope of strategic solutions available to its diverse nonprofit client base.

For more information about the Winkler Group, please visit our contact page or call us directly at (843) 849-6256.

About the Winkler Group

Founded in 2004, the Winkler Group is a national nonprofit consulting firm headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. The firm specializes in working with nonprofits to develop the strategies to raise more money. With a hands-on model, the Winkler Group works to strengthen the philanthropic health of organizations so they can spend time focusing on their mission.

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