Monthly Archive: February 2018

On behalf of our client Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) of Minnesota, CohenTaylor is pleased to announce an executive search for their next Vice President of Development and Donor Engagement!


Vice President of Development and Donor Engagement- Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota 

Most crucial community nonprofit institutions work hard to maintain operating funds so that they can effectively carry out their stated mission. While contributed funds flow in from a variety of avenues, one steady source in our community is through donor advised and endowed funds at the Catholic Community Foundation.

The Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) collects, grows and distributes funds on behalf of its individual and institutional donors. Their gifts and unrestricted dollars of The Legacy Fund sustain many of the programs that serve our communities. While all grantees are nonprofits whose missions align with Catholic social teaching, the Foundation serves many secular groups and organizations in addition to those with faith-based missions.

The CEO of CCF is  looking for candidates who might consider joining the team as the next Vice President of Development and Donor Engagement. It is an executive-level role and manages a team of development and marketing professionals responsible for: cultivating and stewarding relationships with existing individual donors and institutional partners, cultivating relationships with prospective donors and their professional advisers to establish new funds, and communicating and marketing the vision and value proposition of CCF to the wider community.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with experience in fund development (major/planned gift solicitation), board/volunteer engagement and staff leadership and development.  Candidates may come from traditional nonprofit roles and/or financial services sales. CCF is looking for someone who understands the art and science of a strategic development program to continue on a successful history of asset development.  Candidates must be able to build authentic relationships and a donor service culture that reflects both donor intent and donors’ passion for mission and social values of the Catholic Church. A bachelor’s degree is required, while a master’s, law or business administration degree is preferred.


To view the full position profile, please click here.

For more information or to send your credentials, please email All inquiries will remain confidential.




CohenTaylor is thrilled to announce that Adler Graduate School has welcomed Dr. Jeffrey Allen as it’s new President!

Adler Graduate School is thrilled to welcome Dr. Allen as its new President. Dr. Jeffery Allen is a creative leader with extensive background in higher education administration, program development, and leadership. Additionally, Dr. Allen has extensive background in nonprofit management and general business.

Jeff started his career as a social worker and program director. In 2002, he shifted from social work and program direction to higher education leadership. He has held a variety of roles, including faculty member, Dean, Campus Vice President, and College President.  Most recently, Dr. Allen has been consulting in the higher education and business community, with a role in Executive Coaching and Leadership Development.

Dr. Allen has a PhD. in Education Policy and Administration.  His Doctoral thesis was titled, Human Service Theory in Action: An Applied Model for Community Services, Healthcare, Education, Corrections and Long-Term Care.  His academic career spans responsibilities in enrollment management, program development, accreditation, and faculty engagement.  Additionally, his work in the nonprofit sector provides experience with board governance and problem solving in organizations concerned with mission advancement.

Dr. Allen is curious and driven. He’s a continuous learner and active community volunteer board member. He began his new position at Adler Graduate School this past December.