Dwayne Ashley: How to Non-Profit, Fortune over Fame!

I think everyone knows what a Non-Profit is, however, I don’t think that many people put thought into what goes into the funding of a Non-Profit. Furthermore, the people who make it all possible and really give their all when it comes to raising funds.

Dwayne Ashley is a name that I feel everyone needs to know. As the founder and CEO of Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC), Dwayne is the man who thinks big and bold, coupled with strategic thinking and wise council in the philanthropic world. Ashley has raised over $800 Million for his past employers and happy client roster which includes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, United Negro College Fund, 100 Black Men of America, Louis Armstrong Foundation, Usher New Look, Steve Harvey Foundation, Madonna and the United Way of Texas Gulf Coast, Friends of Harlem Hospital, Mt. Zion Female Union Band Historic Cemeteries, MMTC, National Black Voter Civic Participation, to name a few.

Taking a moment away from the funding circuit, Dwayne brings me inside his world as I get to not only know what it takes, but how it all started as well. Get ready to get the inside scoop and be educated on how Dwayne Ashley built his empire.

About Dwayne Ashley

Born in Houston, Texas, Dwayne Ashley, is an alumnus of Wiley College and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fel’s School of Government. He is very proud of his great-grand mother’s contribution of land to establish one of the oldest schools to educate blacks in Heflin, Louisiana. The school is now one of the oldest black churches in the state of Louisiana. Dwayne dedicates his work in philanthropy in memory of his late two older brothers, Ronald and Howard Ashley and his childhood friend, Late Houston City Councilman, Larry Green. Dwayne is a member of The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, 100 Black Men of New York, and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 1991.He has served as a member of the Boards of Association of Fundraising Professionals in Philadelphia and New York Chapters. He is one of the Co-Founders of Jazz Houston, a performing arts organization dedicated to Jazz in Houston.

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