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Jay Goulart Jay Goulart

The New Science Of Philanthropy


Non Profit Industry Innovator



In an era filled with such turbulence and uncertainty the nonprofit community may be served well to hear from the people that have successfully created change and navigated sectors of the industry into the new waters of our time. Jay does not stand alone in this category but is not accompanied by many. His work has attracted international attention and has been studied by some of the largest organizations in the country. He has had the privilege of being hired to work with organizations raising both millions and billions in annual fundraising initiatives.

Industry Highlights:

Fastest recipient of the CASE Crystal Apple for presentation/teaching excellence, Increased leadership donor retention by 235%, Founded the innovative Wow Institute (Attended by 250 Nonprofits), Increased average major gift size by 765%,Chaired CASE Summer Institute for Independent Schools, Designed nationally recognized ask training program (The Art of The Ask) 400 nonprofits attended,Exceeded Capital Campaign goal by 235%, Secured largest gift in history for multiple institutions, Designed nationally recognized and first donor experience stewardship model in North America, Assisted in the launch of the first web based nonprofit research tool in North America, Implemeneted first educational social media strategy in North America, Credited with being the key and positive disruptive voice at CASE/NAIS to shift the national conversation to the importance of stewardship.

In a career filled with innovation and creative thinking the most important discovery came in 2012 with the founding of The New Science Of Philanthropy. A decade plus study of tens of thousands of donors behavior has lead to the discovery of a critical set of measures. These measures are the key for nonprofit leadership to make the right strategic decisions that will insure the building of a strong and sustainable fundraising effort. There is no other set of numbers that are more critical to a nonprofit’s success then what is at the core of the New Science.

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  • National Association Of Independent Schools/CASE