Eric Basye, Consultant, brings more than 20 years of nonprofit fundraising, leadership development, community development in low-income communities, and strategic planning experience to his engagements with The FOCUS Group. His accomplishments include leading several multimillion-dollar capital campaigns, and building organizational strategy and strength among staff and Board. In the area of building and leading, Eric has created internship programs that served as catalysts to equip and train leaders, many of whom are serving in the local and international mission field.
Prior to joining the firm, Eric served as Executive Director of Community Leadership & Development Inc. (CLDI), where he transformed a grassroots movement into a thriving, sustainable organization serving the South Side, a marginalized neighborhood in Billings, Montana.
Eric has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wyoming, a Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry from Denver Seminary, and has completed courses at Fuller Theological Seminary and the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. In May 2023, he completed his Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives from George Fox University. Eric and his wife, Shelly, live in Billings, Montana, with their four children.Return to the blog page