Ted Hart

ACFRE, CAP®, President & CEO

Ted Hart, ACFRE, CAP®, serves as President and CEO of CAF America and CAF Canada. An internationally recognized speaker, Ted has over 30 years of experience in advising global philanthropy and is an expert in regulatory frameworks governing both domestic and global philanthropy and risk management. In addition to his Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree, he is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) and holds the information security management certification ISO 27001. During his tenure as President and CEO, CAF America has witnessed exponential growth helping clients contribute over $1 billion in the United States and in 110 countries around the world.

He is co-editor of the new book Cross-Border Giving: A Legal and Practical Guide published by CharityChannel Press. He has authored People to People Fundraising, Internet Management for Nonprofits and Fundraising on the Internet and co-authored five other published books on philanthropy. Ted played a critical role in the creation of the green nonprofits movement and was the founder of the International ePhilanthropy Foundation. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Advisors in Philanthropy Foundation, and The Philanthropy Roundtable.

As President & CEO, he has significantly expanded CAF America’s suite of services and transformed its operations to serve as administrator and advisor for both domestic and international grantmaking that ensures regulatory compliance, manages risk, and protects client reputation.

For its inaugural Virginia 500 List, the Virginia Business named CAF America President & CEO Ted Hart as one of the Commonwealth’s 18 most influential nonprofit leaders for 2020. Watch the video below!

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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