Craig H. Shelley, CFRE Managing Director
New York
(212) 424-1934


Craig advances the missions of nonprofits by bringing a change-management and entrepreneurial approach to strategy, fundraising, board recruitment and development. Craig is a trusted partner and advisor to the nonprofit sector’s most ambitious leaders and specializes in helping organizations forge new paths to unprecedented impact.

In addition to his collaboration with Orr Group’s nonprofit partners, Craig actively seeks out and builds new business relationships for the firm, and leads, trains, and mentors staff teams. Craig is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and frequently speaks at conferences and publishes articles on leadership and philanthropy.


Prior to joining Orr Group in 2013, Craig was National Director of Development and Corporate Alliances for the Boy Scouts of America. In this position, he was responsible for leading annual fundraising, corporate partnerships, and alumni relations for the organization. He also provided training, support, and consulting to nearly 300 local Boy Scouts affiliates, which collectively raised over $250 million annually.

Craig was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts of America, where he oversaw an organization serving over 11,000 young people annually. As Director of Development of Scouting’s Greater New York Councils, Craig led a comprehensive annual fundraising program that raised over $11 million annually and managed marketing and communications initiatives.

Selected Recent Partners


  • Nonprofit Management Institute, Stanford University, 2015
  • Journalism and Mass Communications, New York University, 1998

Leadership Positions

  • Executive Committee, Association of Fundraising Professionals – New York City Chapter
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Nonprofit PRO
  • Ambassador, CFRE International
  • Board Member & Track Coach, St. Dominic’s CYO Program
  • Cross Country Coach, Oak Neck Athletic Council

Recent Publications and Podcasts

When I’m not working I’m…

Being active. I am an avid runner and cyclist and when I’m not doing those things on my own, I’m doing them with my kids.