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Peter Fissinger

Senior Advisor

“Successful fundraising combines the artful communication of an organization’s vision with the science of best practices. While this concept is in itself very simple, implementing it has become increasingly complex. Campbell & Company works to merge these two vital components to create winning campaigns. From developing strategy to executing an expertly-conceived campaign operating plan, we work collaboratively with our clients from preparation to implementation. For over four decades, this partnership has been the basis of our success.”

About Peter Fissinger

Throughout his 30-year career in institutional advancement, Peter Fissinger has designed and implemented major capital fundraising, annual giving programs, planned giving programs, and marketing and publication efforts. Peter is committed to creating effective and successful campaigns and development programs for Campbell & Company clients. In doing this, he helps organizations systematize fundraising best practices, assists them in building strong philanthropic relationships, and guides them as they develop compelling cases for support that staff, board members, and other key constituents can embrace.

A skilled communicator and facilitator, Peter appreciates opportunities to:

  • Help advancement professionals and board members learn to communicate an organization’s needs and potential to existing and new donors
  • Working with institutional leaders (board and staff) to develop new strategies for improving their fundraising results
  • Expand Campbell & Company’s roster of consultants with meaningful experience to better serve clients nationwide
  • Lead strategic thought leadership practices that expand knowledge in the nonprofit sector

Prior to joining Campbell & Company, Peter served in advancement roles in institutions of higher education, independent schools, and medical organizations. He is a member of the board of the Giving Institute and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a past chair of the Giving USA Advisory Council on Methodology, a past president of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and a member of the Naperville Historic Preservation Commission. Peter is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.

Areas of Expertise

Strategic Fundraising Planning, Large Gift Fundraising, Governance Best Practices, Working with Senior Leadership, Educational Institutions, Healthcare Fundraising

Recent Clients Served

  • Ball State University
  • Baylor School
  • Brownell-Talbot College Preparatory School
  • Cadence Health Foundation
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • College of St. Benedict
  • Community School
  • The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • John Carroll University
  • Latin School of Chicago
  • The Piney Woods School
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Seattle University
  • Shady Side Academy
  • St. Joseph’s Academy
  • Rowan University
  • University of San Francisco
  • YMCA of the USA
  • Zoological Society of Milwaukee
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