John Guthrie

John J. Guthrie

John has over a decade of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and organizational development. He joined Ashley | Rountree and Associates in 2005, and since that time has worked with more than 50 different organizations throughout Metro Louisville in planning and executing campaigns, strengthening annual funds and building boards. One of John's strengths is his understanding of the capacity of different organizations, recognizing the uniqueness of each and designing solutions that will work best for them.

John served as Development Director for the Community Partnership of Arts & Culture in Cleveland while earning his MBA at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, including course work at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. As a graduate student he had the opportunity to work on projects with Cleveland Botanical Garden, the St. Clair-Superior Development Corporation and RED (an Orchestra).

Prior to his time in Cleveland, John served as Community Service Director for United Way of Muncie and Delaware County, Indiana for almost four years. He managed a portfolio of corporate, employee and individual donors as well as volunteers and had staff responsibility for half of the $2.7 million annual campaign, which grew more than 23 percent during his time there. In addition he managed relationships with 28 different nonprofit agencies, as well as the media relations, communications, events and marketing for United Way.

John is a graduate of Indiana University (Bloomington), with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. After graduation he worked in the communications department at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. John's extensive background in a variety of nonprofit organizations allows him to relate to the staff and challenges faced by our clients every day.

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