Alice Ferris
Biography
Alice FerrisFounding PartnerGoalBusters Consulting

Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE, is the founder of GoalBusters, providing hands-on, comprehensive fundraising leadership for small to medium-sized charitable organizations. The GoalBusters team offers services in development and campaign assessment, strategic planning, campaign direction, board and team training, grant writing, and specialty services for public and community media. For the last 30 years, Alice has worked extensively in fundraising for public media, rural healthcare, education, and science organizations, among others. Alice thrives in finding creative solutions for the fundraising challenges of small organizations, as well as teaching and training about practical and realistic tactics. Alice is in the trenches for several organizations, serving, as counsel, as Director of Development for KAWC Colorado River Public Media and Border Radio in Yuma, Arizona and Annual Fund Manager for the Experimental Aircraft Association. Alice was the 90th professional to receive the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential, is a three-time honoree as Outstanding Fundraising Professional from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern Arizona Chapter and was the 21st worldwide recipient of the AFP Founders’ Medallion, recognizing exemplary service to AFP Global, local chapters and the sector as a whole. Alice serves on the AFP Northern Arizona Chapter board and the advisory boards for the Bolz Center for Arts Administration Advisory Board at the Wisconsin School of Business and the University of Wisconsin Communication Arts Department. Alice is an experienced international speaker and AFP master trainer.