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Philanthropic Consultant with 20 Years Experience
Jill Freeman is a philanthropic consultant with twenty years of experience driving positive social impact. She is a skilled strategist, project designer, idea generator, speaker, fundraiser and facilitator who brings clarity to complex projects and communication efforts.
Jill has consulted with familiar social good organizations like the National Park Conservation Association, the Aspen Institute and Council on Foundations, as well as numerous small nimble funders and nonprofits. Her work at the Harwood Institute is where she learned the power of civic engagement and effective facilitation. And her time at the Global Philanthropy Forum is where she honed her skills creating compelling content and understanding effective giving strategies. She’s currently collaborating with the stellar team at Madera Group as well as helping launch several new initiatives, including a start-up building universally accessible information delivery systems and an entrepreneur’s foundation for New York State.
She has met dozens of luminaries over the years and once read Madame Jehan Sadat’s speech at a gala while M. Sadat stood watching with a bad case of laryngitis. A rare California hockey fan in her younger days, Jill was one of the first employees of the San Jose Sharks and still has a jersey from the inaugural season.
Jill enjoys working with others to advance compelling issues, and is currently on the board of the Rochester Women’s Network (RWN) and serves as an advisor to Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) and the Center for Park Management (CPM) at the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA).
Jill has a Masters in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University SAIS that brought her to Washington, D.C. and Bologna, Italy. And after years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jill now resides in lovely Rochester, NY, where she truly enjoys all four seasons.