Charles M. “Chaud” Richards, Senior Counsel

Chaud Richards is senior counsel at Netzel Grigsby Associates (NGA) and guides large and small nonprofit organizations and institutions in capital development campaigns to increase capacity to impact their communities and constituents.

Chaud believes that the nonprofit sector is often the most nimble and responsive sector to address needs in our society, and that effective volunteer engagement is essential to the strongest outcomes in fund development and planning. Chaud blends more than a decade of experience as a nonprofit manager together with nearly 30 years of consulting services to provide a rich perspective and passion for each client engagement.

Through Chaud’s work with clients on compelling and essential capital projects, new facilities for Boys & Girls Clubs, arts centers, hospitals, YMCAs, schools, and religious centers have been realized, achieving goals from $1.5 million to more than $60 million.

Chaud holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Utah State University and completed graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also an active volunteer on nonprofit boards of directors as a leader and donor.

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