Andy Coe

Principal
Andy Coe

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Andy Coe

Principal

­­­­With more than 20 years of for-profit and nonprofit experience, Andy Coe is a highly-skilled, well-respected and exceptionally versatile professional. He is an equity principal of Convergent Nonprofit Solutions, a national consultancy focused on developing sustainable funding strategies and raising capital for organizations looking to improve involvement and investment from their constituencies. Andy’s primary responsibility with Convergent is to create opportunities for the firm to apply its unique philosophy about fundraising – known as “Asking Rights” – which includes a practical approach to working with executive and volunteer leadership to create short- and long-term goals that are ambitious but obtainable and always outcomes-based.

Having co-owned a multi-site small business and led the sales and marketing efforts for a global, multi-million dollar aerospace corporation, Andy understands that attention to detail, clear communication, tenacity and resourcefulness are critical components to any successful endeavor. His ability to navigate the nuances of internal and external situational pressures has made him a favorite with clients, which leads them to often refer him to others in their network and seek him out again for additional projects.

Andy has a BA in marketing and a MBA in advanced marketing and international business from the University of South Florida (Tampa). He keeps his skills fresh by overseeing Convergent’s marketing and communication efforts as well as presenting at national industry conferences and writing the occasional blog post or article.

Summary of Experience

  • Involved with successful fundraising efforts in AL: Wetumpka; AR: Phoenix; FL: Gainesville; IA: Sioux City; MA: Leominster; MD: White Marsh; MI: Livonia; NC: Goldsboro, Hickory, Jacksonville, state-wide, Salisbury, Thomasville; OR: Eugene; SD: Sioux Falls; TN: Williamson County; VA: Roanoke; WA: Grant County; WV: Beckley
  • Personally responsible for thousands of investment requests, more than $60 million dollars raised for organizations that are positively impacting local, regional, national and international communities
  • Fundraising campaigns Andy managed averaged 18% over goal and 20% below budget
  • Recent articles/blogs posts include: Capital Campaigns Can Engage Investors (article: Knoxville News Sentinel-August 2, 2014); Fundraising for Economic Development: Top Five Things You Need to Know (blog: Southern Economic Development Council-July 2014) and Trends in Economic Development (blog: Convergent Nonprofit Solutions-May 2014) summarizing his presentation at Tennessee Economic Development Council’s Spring Conference; and Listening is Key to Community-Wide Engagement (blog: Convergent Nonprofit Solutions-February 2014)
  • Alumni, Leadership Cary Chamber of Commerce (2013)
  • Alternate state (NC) director, Southern Economic Development Council Board of Directors
  • Board member and membership chair, University of South Florida Alumni Association
  • Past board member and marketing and fundraising liaison, Virgin Islands Montessori School & The Peter Gruber International Academy (St. Thomas)
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