John C. Spokes, CFRE, Senior Vice President
John C. Spokes, CFRE, collaborates as a strategic partner with each client, propelling them toward greater impact and benefits to society. With a meticulous approach, John steers organizations through each crucial step, crafting and implementing plans while ensuring ongoing evaluation for guaranteed success. As a firm believer in the uncompromising value of integrity, he underscores that there are no shortcuts to achieving an organization's mission.
Specializing in capital and annual campaigns, strategic plans, and board development, John brings a wealth of experience across diverse nonprofit sectors, including arts, education, health care, social services, and youth development. Recent successful partnerships include Skylight Theatre Company (Strategic Planning), Temple Adat Elohim (Campaign Study), Prosser Boys & Girls Club (Study and Campaign Counsel), and Archer School for Girls (Campaign Counsel). John's method is marked by creativity, offering innovative solutions to navigate complex challenges. His ability to ignite creative thinking among clients is a testament to his commitment to thinking outside the box.
Before joining NGA, John provided nonprofit management consulting services in Minneapolis. Notably, he served as Chief Development Officer for Chrysalis, A Center for Women, achieving unprecedented success with the agency's first multimillion-dollar capital campaign. His leadership roles from 1994-1998 at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater, including Director of Annual and Individual Giving, Interim Development Director, and Director of Community Giving, showcased his versatile expertise. John also co-founded and served as the Managing Director of the Eye of the Storm Theatre.
John earned his Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College.