Creating a Culture of Generosity in Your School

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 1:00 Eastern

Janet Stump, CFRE & Brad Layland


Janet Stump, CFRE


Janet brings over 35 years’ fundraising and nonprofit leadership experience, guiding organizations and teams to fulfil their missions through strategic thinking and relational fundraising success. Her experience ranges from local Christian/charter schools, international associations and foundations, to world missions. Most recently, Jan was Executive Director – ACSI Education Foundation, and Executive Director for Global Resources – The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM). Jan holds an MA in literature from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Since 2001 she has continuously held the Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation. Jan and her husband, Don, reside in Colorado Springs, CO and enjoy tent camping, hiking, and their six amazing grandchildren. She always welcomes conversation on theology, philosophy, or a current novel.

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Brad Layland

Chief Executive Officer & Senior Consultant

Brad first learned how to raise money in 1993, while seeking to raise personal support as a part-time Young Life staff member. During 20 years at Young Life, he developed his passion for, and expertise in, relational fundraising. Brad was asked to train other area directors, eventually becoming the Chief Development Officer. In 2009, Brad joined The FOCUS Group as a Senior Consultant and became the owner and CEO in 2010. In 2013, he launched the Taking Donors Seriously® e-learning and coaching program making the firm’s expertise accessible to individuals and smaller nonprofits. Brad’s provides high level fundraising counsel to nonprofit organizations incorporating major donor strategies, training workshops, planned gift marketing, and capital campaign counsel. Capital campaigns he has led include: Dallas Theological Seminary ($160M), Intervarsity Christian Fellowship ($89 million), Union Rescue Mission ($83 million), The Bowery Mission ($27 million) and Veritas School ($5.3 million). He serves on the board of the Society for Classical Learning. Brad holds a B.A. Communications, University of Florida and M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary. He, his wife Wendy and four children reside in St. Augustine, Florida. Brad enjoys running marathons, skiing, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, and family travel. In the past 20 years, he has completed 55 marathons and two Ironman Triathlons.

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