Jennifer Chalos, Consultant, Center for Nonprofit Management
Prior to launching her consulting firm, Jennifer Chalos spent nearly a decade on staff at various non-profit organizations. She spent four of those years in development and special projects at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, during which she raised more than $6 million in operating funds. She also helped initiate such programs as the Frist Fridays concert series, which drew more than 100,000 visitors to the Center in its first four years. Chalos has raised millions of dollars for not-for-profit organizations in Nashville and Atlanta, including the American Red Cross, Emory University, Belmont University and The Land Trust for Tennessee. In addition to fundraising, she provided planning, marketing and government relations support, and training to volunteers and Board members for several of the above organizations.
Currently, Chalos consults with non-profits in Nashville Tennessee to organize and implement fundraising efforts to help them reach their highest goals. Chalos' areas of expertise include corporate sponsorship, foundation relations, grant writing, government advocacy work, major gift planning and acquisition, board development and training, annual fund programming, and special event fundraising.
Chalos has received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Education with a focus in institutional advancement from Vanderbilt University. She is an active Board member and volunteer with many organizations in her community including; Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee, The Chestnut Group and the Cathedral of the Incarnation. In addition to the previous accredations, Jennifer is also a graduate of the Young Leaders Council where she served her internship on the board of the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee.