PatronTalk Live Webcast: Three Myths of Major Gifts

Join me next Wednesday, July 8 from 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM EST for our third episode of PatronTalk! This episode will feature a conversation with Bradley Hayes Senior Consultant at Plus Delta Partners.

About Bradley Hayes:

Brad brings nearly 20 years of frontline fundraising and management experience to his role as Senior Consultant with Plus Delta Partners. An entrepreneurial fundraising professional, Brad has partnered with donors at all levels to achieve meaningful philanthropic outcomes and lasting relationships defined by trust, openness, and collaboration. As an executive, he has led teams of as many as 20 fundraising professionals with responsibility for principal giving, major giving, planned/deferred giving, annual giving, parent & family giving, and research. Prior to joining Plus Delta Partners, Brad led a $250 million comprehensive campaign at Oberlin College. Working with the institution’s vice president, president, and trustees, Brad and his team developed strategies that elevated fundraising revenue from approximately $22 million to more than $40 million annually. Under Brad’s leadership and employing Plus Delta’s methodology, the campaign exceeded its financial goal 18 months ahead of schedule. Before applying his skills to the higher education sector, Brad led fundraising and constituent development efforts at small to mid-sized arts and culture organizations in Virginia, New York, and Massachusetts. Having recognized the importance of professional development early in his career, Brad continues to play an active role as a conference presenter and as a leader of professional organizations such as the Ohio-5 Fundraising Conference and the MaGiC Conference. Brad holds a master’s degree in early American history from the College of William & Mary and a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. Brad lives with his wife and son in Wellington, Ohio, where he serves as a volunteer and trustee for multiple community organizations. Email Bradley Hayes at

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