• Educates non-profit board members, volunteers, and staff in the art and science of fundraising.
  • Prepares and coaches you on making the most out of ask opportunities.
  • Helps you identify and follow up on prospects, and craft effective donor communications.


Jim Eskin Jim Eskin enjoys championing philanthropy and its transforming power to advance non-profits that improve the world through their respective missions. He is passionate about getting others excited about fundraising and empowering them to tap its power to accomplish good works.

Jim launched Eskin Fundraising Training, LLC, in 2018 after 30 years of leadership roles in fundraising, public affairs and communications. He established fundraising records for gifts from individuals at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) and Alamo Colleges Foundation.

Over the past two years, he has led more than 100 workshops, partnering with Microsoft, Texas Capital Bank, Catto & Catto and MassMutual South Texas. His webinars reach thousands of non-profit leaders, including both professional and volunteer fundraisers. Guest speakers have included some of the most respected figures in philanthropy and their professions including Harvey Najim, Marsha McCombs Shields, Gordon Hartman, Francisco Cigarroa, Harriet Dominique, Henry Cisneros and Lionel Sosa. Jim’s emphasis is on making training interactive, easy-to-understand and fun — replacing the fear of asking for gifts with comfort and confidence.

He has authored more than 100 guest columns that have appeared in daily newspapers and business journals across the country. He also publishes Stratagems, a monthly e-newsletter exploring timely issues and trends in philanthropy, advocacy, and image. In 2019, he published his first book, 10 Simple Fundraising Lessons.


Andrea EskinAndrea Eskin, Creative Director for Eskin Fundraising Training, LLC, is a writer, editor and graphic designer. She has over 30 years of experience developing marketing communications materials for businesses, non-profits and trade organizations in the fields of health care, social services, insurance, education and training, advertising, publishing, manufacturing and finance. She is also an independent book editor, designer and production coordinator.


Jim has written more than 100 guest columns that have appeared in daily newspapers and business journals across the country.

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