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Dan Shephard - The Shephard Group. Independence, KY, US

Dan Shephard Dan Shephard

The Shephard Group

Independence, KY, UNITED STATES

Frontline Fundraiser Training, Coaching, Consulting


R. Daniel Shephard, CFRE is a committed and proven development professional, a veteran of the not-for-profit sector since 1986. Dan is founder of The Shephard Group, offering training, coaching, and consulting focused on the skillsets needed by the successful frontline fundraiser. He knows from personal experience the value to the fundraiser of being equipped with both the competence and the confidence to engage a prospective donor in a discussion that will result in a significant gift commitment. Dan currently serves as Director of Development for the Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, and previously as Planned Giving Director for the Florida State University Foundation, Director of Development for the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, and Director of Gift Planning for The Citadel Foundation.

Industry Expertise (1)


Areas of Expertise (2)

Major Gift Fundraising

Planned Gift Fundraising

Affiliations (1)

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning

Event Appearances (7)

Signals – A Deliberate Approach to Major Gift Planning

CASE District II Conference  Philadelphia, PA


Get the Appointment -- Get to the Point

CASE District III Conference  Atlanta, GA


Current Trends in Annual Giving (Panelist)

Association of American Law Schools Annual Conference  Washington, D. C.


Getting the Appointment

Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council  Cincinnati, OH


The Fundraiser's Toolkit

CASE District III Annual Conference  Atlanta, GA


Takin’ it to the Streets

Kanuga Conference on Planned Giving  Hendersonville, NC


Marcy Heim’s Donor Attraction Inner Circle

Major Gift Fundraising  Telephone Interview for Subscribers




  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader


0 to 1500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee