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

Focus

Craig Shelley advances the missions of nonprofits by bringing a change-management and entrepreneurial approach to fundraising, strategy, board recruitment and development. In designing and leading solutions for Orr Group’s nonprofit partners, he focuses on diversifying and maximizing fundraising revenues.

In addition to driving revenue for 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 a thought leader in the nonprofit industry, frequently speaking at conferences and publishing articles.

Experience

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

Education

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

Leadership Positions

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

Recent Publications

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.