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Paul Yeghiayan Joins Benefactor Group as Campaign Senior Consultant

Yeghiayan’s arrival comes after more than twenty years with nonprofit organizations.

Benefactor Group, a national fundraising consulting firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Paul Yeghiayan as Senior Consultant. Paul brings over 20 years of nonprofit executive management, consulting, and frontline fundraising experience; he has raised tens of millions of dollars for mission-driven organizations. Yeghiayan’s work has fueled diverse causes and institutions, including those focused on higher education, international development, public health, healthcare, environment, arts and culture, associations, poverty and hunger, and social justice.

“Paul’s experiences—including his deep campaign expertise—will help our clients to achieve their ambitious goals and drive change in their communities,” shared Laura MacDonald, Principal and Founder of Benefactor Group. “With his expertise, results-driven approach, and commitment to the common good, Paul is a valuable addition to our team and for those we serve.”

Yeghiayan, based in Arlington, VA, spent the past five years at a Boston-based fundraising consultancy, where he focused his efforts on capital campaigns and strategic advancement planning. Paul is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), including serving as an AFP Master Trainer and board officer for the nation’s largest chapter.

“I’m an ardent believer in the force multiplier effect of philanthropy in improving the human condition,” shared Yeghiayan. “I joined Benefactor Group as a practitioner to lead fundraising campaigns that profoundly and positively affect our clients and the communities they serve.”

Steve Beshuk, Principal at Benefactor Group added, “As Benefactor Group grows, we are thrilled to have Paul join us in offering our clients the highest level of service and expertise. Paul is a focused, appreciative, and natural strategic partner in advancing the missions of nonprofit organizations.”

Paul earned an A.L.M. from Harvard University and a B.A. from The Evergreen State College. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and is currently earning the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and Certified Specialist in Planned Giving designations.

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