Chuck Cole, Senior Consultant

“Chuck Cole did a great job helping our board grapple with some very thorny issues related to a significant bequest we received. His work was so well received that we brought Chuck back to help us develop a revised mission statement and organize our current strategic plan development process. His ability to work effectively with board members of every stripe was truly appreciated.” ~ Terence Abad, Executive Director, Lowell Alumni Association

For nearly fifty years Chuck has assisted a wide variety of organizations with strategic planning, raising funds, securing financing, building, and managing facilities for community organizations, churches, health care facilities, multi-family housing projects, and senior living communities.

While in college, Chuck helped organize and manage a project for Campus Crusade for Christ which raised $4.5 million to bring together 88,000 high school and college students.

Later, Campus Crusade again tapped Chuck to help with a program called “Here’s Life, America” that raised roughly $35 million in just 14 months.

Chuck has designed and managed successful capital, annual, and special projects fundraising campaigns utilizing personal solicitations, direct mail, telefundraising, auctions, affinity programs, and special events.

As a volunteer, Chuck has assisted in the founding and management of a broad spectrum of social service, health care, and environmental organizations, such as: Shanti Project, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Cancer Care Options, Coming Home Hospice, Project Open Hand, Chaparral House, the Planetree unit at Californian Pacific Medical Center, The Names Project, IAM CARES (the social service arm of a national labor union), Rest Stop Support Center, the A. Austin Amerine Spiritual Retreat Center, The Living Room, and the California Urban Forests Council.

Chuck also has many years of executive management and marketing experience in the business world — creating successful start-ups, as well as significantly increasing the size, profitability and efficiency of mature businesses, ranging from small companies to worldwide corporations.

Chuck has a BA and MPA from California State University – Stanislaus, as well as an MDiv and ThD from Western Seminary.