Brian J. Bonde is a consultant to non-profit organizations through his firm, Advanced Certified Fundraising, LLC, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Brian provides services in fundraising, capital campaigns, staff development, board development, marketing communications, planning, as well as being a noted speaker and author. He has been involved in raising over $165 million for several organizations and holds the highest professional certificate in his field, the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE). This certification by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of professional fundraisers in the world, is available only to exceptional senior-level fundraisers and has been earned by just over 100 fundraisers internationally. He has been recognized with the AFP International Award for Excellence in Fundraising and the national Showcase Award for Planned Giving from the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).
Brian has held senior positions with Sanford Health, Children’s Care Hospital, Augustana University, and other organizations. Brian is the immediate past-chair of the U.S. Association of the Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Foundation for Philanthropy and also serves on the South Dakota Arts Council, founded and chairs Arts South Dakota, and is on the board of Arts Midwest. He is past president of the South Dakota Arts Council, South Dakotans for the Arts, Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, Sioux Empire Community Theatre, Sioux Falls Arts Council, South Dakota Association of Fundraising Professionals, and South Dakota Advertising Federation. He has served on many other non-profit boards, most recently the AFP International Board, AFP Canada Foundation Board, Washington Pavilion Performing Arts Center and Black Hills Playhouse.