Jim Bush

Jim Bush



Jim Bush has extensive experience as a successful fundraiser and nonprofit executive. He is recognized for his expertise in managing successful capital campaigns that incorporate annual giving, major gifts, and planned giving, and utilize the latest donor database technology.

At Elon University, Mr. Bush played an integral role in the university’s successful $35 million Campaign For Excellence. Over his career Mr. Bush has been a part of capital campaign teams raising over $100 million.

​A well-known speaker, Mr. Bush has presented at more than fifty national and international fundraising conferences; he has been named the top speaker at six international conferences. His articles on fundraising have been published in leading nonprofit journals. A thought leader in the field of philanthropy Mr. Bush has served on the board and faculty for national and local organizations including the YMCA and Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Mr. Bush holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from Elon College, as well as a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.