W. Jay Grigsby, Principal & Chief Executive Officer

Jay Grigsby, as the principal and chief executive officer of Netzel Grigsby Associates (NGA), has developed partnerships with nonprofit organizations and institutions from every sector. His extensive experience in the field underscores his appreciation for the pivotal role nonprofits play in fortifying communities and amplifying the voices of those they serve. Under Jay's stewardship, NGA has successfully spearheaded campaigns, raising over $3.4 billion for various nonprofit organizations.

In his capacity as a nonprofit consultant, Jay conducts comprehensive campaign planning studies, and leads substantial capital, endowment, and comprehensive campaigns. His clientele encompasses a broad spectrum, spanning education, healthcare, social services, and environmental sectors. Noteworthy recent clients include the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center ($50 million), UCLA Fielding School of Public Health ($196 million), Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics ($26 million), Laguna Blanca School ($8.5 million), and Community Environmental Council ($15 million).

Jay's commitment to professional development extends beyond his consulting work, as he dedicates his expertise by providing pro bono trainings for various associations and foundations such as the Ventura County Community Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, CenterLink, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Before joining NGA in 1996, Jay Grigsby forged a successful career at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as a nonprofit executive director. His responsibilities encompassed pivotal areas like board and staff development, fiscal management, strategic planning, program development, and fundraising.

Jay earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Fullerton.

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