Jimmy LaRose – MGRU Architect

Jimmy LaRose has a passion for “people who give” and has inspired philanthropists around the world to change the way they invest in nonprofits. His belief that donors are uniquely positioned to give charities what they truly need – leadership rather than money – is the basis for his work with individuals, governments, corporations and foundations, in the U.S., Europe, Asia & Middle East.

Jimmy, in his role as author, speaker, corporate CEO & nonprofit CEO champions all of civil society’s vital causes by facilitating acts of benevolence that bring healing to humanity and advance our common good. Now, in his twenty-seventh year of service, his message that money is more important than mission and donors are more important than people or causes has resonated with policy institute scholars, social activists, doctoral students, business leaders, think tanks, nonprofit and NGO executives who rely on him and his team of veterans to meaningfully grow their charitable enterprise.

Judged by his critics as self-aggrandizing and bombastic, LaRose is known by his peers as loving, self-effacing and humble. “He is part Martin Luther and part Howard Stern and is exactly what nonprofit’s needs to affect 21st Century transformation”, says NANOE President Louis Fawcett.

Jimmy LaRose the author of RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY: Charities Need Your Mind More Than Your Money™ written to philanthropists who give nonprofits what they really need...enterprise models that grow capacity and achieve financial sustainability. JimmyLaRose.com

He’s the architect of the Major Gifts Ramp-Up™ Donor Cultivation Model & Online Cloud used by charities around the world to meet the needs of their primary customers – the advocates, donors and volunteers who underwrite their mission. MajorGiftsRampUp.com

He’s the founder of National Development Institute™, a 501(c)3 public benefit charity established in 1990 that insures funders, granting organizations and corporations safeguard their mission by building capacity within charities who serve the human welfare, education, health care, arts & environmental sectors. NonprofitConferences.org

He’s the founder of National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) our Nation’s only unifying legislative body comprised of Governors nominated from all 50 States who oversee the codification of guidelines that govern sound charitable practice. NANOE.org

He’s the designer of the CNE, CDE & CNC™ Credentialing Program providing practitioners the training and certification they require to lead nonprofits to greater success. NANOE.org

He’s the inventor of DonorScope™ an online prospect research platform used by charities to identify donors who give big gifts to nonprofits. DonorScope.com

He’s the founder of InsideCharity.org™ America’s Trusted Nonprofit News Source. Inside Charity curates news from respected nonprofit media outlets so sector leaders have a ONE-STOP NONPROFIT NEWS RESOURCE. InsideCharity.org

He’s the founder of National Giving Month which celebrates the ideologies, generosity and volunteerism of Americans during the month of December. NationalGivingMonth.org

He’s the founder of 501c3.Buzz™ an online forum moderated by a nationwide network of academicians, practitioners & consultants who have dedicated their lives to advance the common good. 501c3.Buzz

His industry bestselling book RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY is the basis for the upcoming documentary film BROKEN FOR GOOD: The Charity Works In The United States of America being produced by CINEVANTAGE Productions. BROKEN FOR GOOD takes donors and volunteers on a wild ride into the upside down world of nonprofit management. CineVantage.com

He's also featured in Who Cares TV a thirteen episode series (in production) that follows Jimmy and Bishop Redfern II around the world as they uncover problems and provide solutions to our planet’s greatest conflicts. At the heart of each episode is LaRose’s famous challenge, “Find a need and meet it. Make a promise and keep it.” WhoCaresTV.com

Finally, Jimmy LaRose is the CEO of both Development Systems International™ and PAX Global™ firms that specialize in implementing the Major Gifts Ramp-Up Model for nonprofits, ministries and churches who raise major gifts. Development.net & PAXglobal.com

Jimmy LaRose has served as a specialist with the U.S. State Department’s Speakers Bureau traveling the world working with embassies, foreign governments, and leaders to promote philanthropy and civil society in developing countries. He was the founding President of the Western Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and is a graduate of AFP’s Faculty Training Academy (FTA). He is a graduate of Indiana University’s Executive Leadership Program, Indianapolis, IN, the National Planned Giving Institute, Memphis, TN, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN and Word of Life Bible Institute, Schroon Lake, NY. Dr. Jimmy LaRose received his Doctorate in Philanthropic Studies from Ecumenical University. Rev. Jimmy LaRose was ordained as minister of the gospel by the Ecumenical Church of Christ in further support of his service to the hurting and hopeless around the world. He and his beautiful wife Kristi are citizens of the Palmetto State where they make their home in Lexington, South Carolina.

Jimmy LaRose

MGRU Architect

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