President // @derrickfeldmann
Derrick has a passion for helping people understand the relationships individuals have with causes. With continued research efforts through the Millennial Impact Project, as well as leading the implementation of MCON, Derrick has become a thought leader in the ever-changing world of fundraising. He is the co-author of Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement and remains a sought-after speaker on the latest trends in fundraising, online engagement and Millennials.
Derrick also strives to maintain close relationships with Achieve clients, helping them formulate and execute successful fundraising strategies. He serves on boards for Learning to Give, the Nonprofit Board Report and the International Association of Fundraising Professionals. Derrick writes and contributes regularly for Philanthropy News Digest of the Foundation Center and the Huffington Post IMPACT channel. He is a member of the Leadership Faculty of the Points of Light Corporate Institute and a guest lecturer for the School of Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.
Prior to founding Achieve, he received his undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State University and graduate degree from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. He went on to lead national fundraising efforts for The LEAGUE and Learning to Give before founding Achieve in 2008.
Hometown: Aviston, Ill.
Alma Mater: Southeast Missouri State University (B.S.) and IUPUI (M.A.)
Hobbies: Reading and playing with my kids
Favorite Book: Lean Startup
Guilty Pleasure: Crime books and historical fiction.
Favorite Place: Montreal
Favorite Cause to Support: Hmm. I try not to show favoritism.
What he loves most about working at Achieve: At Achieve there is an opportunity to take ideas and build your expertise – which is not available at most companies.