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James Kopp

At Changing Our World, Jim partners with nonprofit organizations to lead teams that manage and design organizational and resource development programs for some of the leading nonprofit brands in the United States.  Over the past four years, Jim has worked with the Children’s Television Workshop, the United Nations Foundation, the United States World War One Centennial Commission, the PIMA Air and Space Museum, World Animal Protection International and a wide variety of faith-based and educational nonprofit organizations.

Prior to Changing Our World, Jim served as vice president of nonprofit programs for the Cathedral Corporation.  In this capacity, Jim managed a consulting team that provided counsel to a wide array of nonprofit organizations in the optimization of the constituent communication and direct response components of their annual, capital campaign, and special fund programs.  Working closely with such organizations as The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas, American University, and Catholic University of America, Jim’s programs were cited for excellence by both the USPS, XPLOR International, and, in 2010, his program to secure lapsed donors for the annual program for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie was accorded an Innovation Award by the Direct Marketing Association.  Prior to holding this position, Jim served as executive director of advancement for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, managing a comprehensive development team responsible for the implementation of a $7.8M annual program, a $25M foundation and development initiatives in support of the diocesan system of Catholic education and Catholic charities.

Additionally, Jim served as chief development officer at Green Mountain College and held dean positions at both Keuka and Knox Colleges.  He is a frequent speaker at regional, national, and international advancement and management conferences, has served as both vice president of the New York and Vermont chapters of the American College Personnel Association, and was a reviewer for grant competitions sponsored by the United States Department of Education.

He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Maine and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cathedral College Seminary of the Immaculate Conception.