Ted Hart

ACFRE, CAP®, President & CEO

Ted Hart, ACFRE, CAP®, President and CEO, CAF America, brings 30+ years of experience in advising global philanthropy. As an internationally recognized speaker, Ted is an expert in both domestic and global philanthropic regulations and risk management. During his tenure as President and CEO, CAF America has witnessed exponential growth, significantly expanded its suite of services and dramatically increased the number of charities funded around the world.

Before joining CAF America, Ted served as President of an international consultancy firm, providing strategic solutions to major nonprofits and NGOs. He has co-authored six books published by John Wiley & Sons, including People to People Fundraising, Internet Management for Nonprofits and Fundraising on the Internet. Ted played a critical role in the creation of the green nonprofits movement  and was founder of the International ePhilanthropy Foundation.

In addition to his Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree, Ted is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), he holds the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) designation, which is held globally by less than 120 people, and is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Tax and Estate Professionals (STEP). Ted is ISO 27001 certified, an information security management certification.

What inspires me to do what I do
I am inspired by my mentors: T. Urling Walker (former Mayor of my hometown Watertown, NY), Kay Sprinkel Grace and Simone Joyaux (Author, Lecturer and Global Fundraising Guru), Jim Greenfield (Author and American Fundraising Icon)


My children Sarah Grace (Actor living in Los Angeles) and Alexander Michael (International Development professional living in Washington, DC)

If I won a million dollars
I would invest for my retirement and create a trust for my children

Book that moved me
John Adams by David Mccullough

Something someone would be surprised to know about me
I am a trained lifeguard

Slogans for life
“If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway” – Mother Teresa

Guilty pleasure
Laphroaig Scotch

Thing that really baffles me
DC drivers

A person I’d love to meet
President Barack Obama

Favorite meal

Random fact about me
I am the author of six books published by John Wiley and Sons.

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