About Friday Fundraising Consulting Group

With twenty years of fundraising experience in a variety of non-profit organizations including health and human service organizations, colleges and universities, arts and cultural organizations and churches and religious organizations, Friday Fundraising Consulting Group, has directed numerous comprehensive capital and endowment campaigns ranging in size from $1 Million to over $250 Million.

Beattie Friday, President

Beattie Friday, II

In his development career, Beattie has personally secured more than $50,000,000 in leadership gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations for a variety of comprehensive campaigns totaling more than $500,000,000. Prior to founding Friday Fundraising Consulting Group, LLC, Beattie served as Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving for the Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

In this senior fundraising management role, he was responsible for the overall direction of the comprehensive major and planned giving efforts for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta College of Art and 14th Street Playhouse.

During his tenure, Beattie more than doubled the number of planned gifts to each component of the Woodruff Arts Center. He was also integrally involved in the development and implementation of several successful comprehensive capital and endowment campaigns totaling more than $350 Million.

Beattie has held other senior development posts including Consultant for Major and Planned Gifts with Hollins College in which he managed the College’s regional campaign efforts for a successful $47 Million capital and endowment campaign. He has served as Director of Major Gifts with The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

At UNCG, Beattie was responsible for the overall major gifts and capital campaign management for The University’s three largest schools engaged in a successful $55 Million comprehensive capital and endowment campaign. In addition, Beattie has served as Capital Campaign Director and Director of Development for the YWCA of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and also served as Special Assistant to the President of Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Beattie’s educational background includes the Degree of Master of Health Services Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University.

He has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, North Carolina Triad Chapter, Member of the Georgia Planned Giving Council and Member of the Stewardship Commission for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.

Other community interests include serving as a volunteer with the Shepherd Center Spinal Injury Hospital in Atlanta. Beattie is also an Eagle Scout and Member of the Order of the Arrow Society. He is active in a variety of community service organizations including St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia and Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island, South Carolina.