John Carney began his fundraising career as Director of Development for Pascack Valley Hospital Foundation. He oversaw all department activities: major gifts, annual campaigns, golf fundraisers, galas, and special campaigns including a new breast center. He created the Donor Development Committee and recruited foundation trustees. He expanded the telemarketing practice, installed donor research software, and upgraded the website to include online giving options.
He also served as Regional Major Gifts Officer for the American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey. There he specialized in winning grants from corporate foundations in support of the Red Cross’s mission to serve more than four million people in northern New Jersey. Most recently, John was Director of Development for RENEW International, which fosters spiritual renewal in the Catholic tradition by helping people deepen and share faith and connect faith with action. He launched the organization’s Legacy Society.
John’s experience spans healthcare, human services and faith-based organizations. He works with an organization’s leadership team to create a fundraising playbook that engages donors on emotional and intellectual levels. This results in focused fundraising and marketing strategies, along with inspiring cases for support and other campaign communications materials.