BWF News
Minneapolis, Minn.—

Mark Marshall, president of Philanthropic Counsel, is excited to announce the promotion of Jeff Hilperts to senior vice president of Philanthropic Counsel. “In his new role, Jeff will lead the full-time consulting professionals serving nonprofits across sectors. The firm is excited about what this means for Jeff, BWF, and our ability to impact our clients’ missions,” said Marshall.

In reflecting on his promotion, Hilperts notes that “this is a remarkable moment in the history of our firm. I am honored to play a small role in helping shape how we support the needs of our clients to ensure that their best days are ahead of them. And I am excited to continue to support my teammates who do remarkable things for our clients and the constituents they serve.”

Since joining BWF in 2017, Hilperts has served over 50 clients across colleges and universities, independent schools, and major nonprofits. His clients have included the Animal Humane Society, Great Barrier Reef Foundation, California State, Northridge, International Rescue Committee, National Parks Foundation, South Dakota State University Foundation, University of Memphis, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Hilperts’ work focuses on campaign readiness, tailored major gift officer training, campaign planning, increasing meaningful volunteer engagement, and campaign communications. “The work we do on behalf of our clients allows them to deliver on and expand their missions at a time when the world needs them the most,” says Hilperts.

Lisa Bonds, chief advancement officer at Animal Humane Society, says Hilperts brings his expertise and experience along with his heart and soul to all he does.

“Jeff’s partnership has meant that we are able to march forward with our capital campaign with confidence, expertise, professionalism, and a perfect dose of fun. Because of him, we have been able to go well beyond the ‘cookie cutter’ formulas and solutions that many consultants suggest to build systems, strategies, and plans that perfectly suit our organization, people, and vision.”

As a thought leader in advancement, Hilperts has volunteered in roles that span from AFP to the American Bar Association and he has been elected to the boards of multiple nonprofit organizations.