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George Nunes

Teaching Fellow
Nonprofit Fundraising, Impact Management & Value in Arts & Culture

George Nunes returns in 2018 for his third year as a teaching fellow for the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. During 35 years working in the public and private sectors, George Nunes has collaborated successfully with volunteers and staff to build thriving organizations.

George has held leadership positions at ACT Theatre, Dance/USA, Ballet Arizona, Seattle Art Museum, and the Tateuchi Center, and in his family’s business. Through Captacion Fundraising Consulting, Nunes collaborates with clients to create stable, long-term revenue streams. Current and past clients include the Arizona Community Foundation Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy, U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership, The Sonoran Institute, and the Mesoamerican Reef Fund, among others. He has generated close to $50,000,000 in contributed and earned revenue.

In addition to his teaching fellowship with National Arts Strategies, Nunes is a faculty associate for the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation. His academic and professional education includes certification as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy from the American College of Financial Services, a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington, a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Golden Gate University, and Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Dominican University of California.

George Nunes is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement, Grant Professionals Association, and the Planned Giving Roundtable of Arizona. George has served on grant review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, other government entities, and private foundations.

Born in California, Nunes resides in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. George is an avid hiker and a published travel writer about Mexico. He has walked the Inca Trail in Peru, the Great Wall of China, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and throughout more than 100 archeological sites in North and South America and Asia.

Teaching Fellow for Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy