Jennifer Tersigni, MA, CFRE is the principal and lead consultant at Raise the Bar Consulting, specializing in comprehensive fundraising, organizational development, and interim executive solutions. The proud holder of an unanticipated 20-year fundraising career, Jennifer has helped 72 clients reach their goals, served as an interim executive four times, and raised more than $75 million. Jennifer enjoys collaborating with leaders to transform organizations, develop new initiatives, build sustainable funding, and make a meaningful impact in the world.
She has worked with many types of organizations, including arts, education, disaster relief, human services, youth service, elder service, international organizations, justice and law enforcement, animal rights, faith-based organizations, LGBT initiatives, and environmental causes, as well as with entrepreneurs, small businesses and government agencies. Jennifer has assisted organizations at all phases of their life cycles and supported start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, and closures in partnership with Boards of Directors.
With a focus on innovative strategy, organizational readiness, donor cultivation, and relationship building, Jennifer assists clients in building the kinds of donor relationships that last long after their campaigns come to an end. Jennifer’s introduction to fundraising began in the Office of the Social Secretary at The White House, where she implemented political and social events for the President and First Lady of the United States.
A recipient of Tucson’s 40 Under 40 and a Rotary International GSE alumnus, Jennifer is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree from the University of Arizona, and Yoga Instructor & Yoga Therapy Certifications from the Paraman and Yoga Institute & Ashram in Indore, India. Jennifer has lived and traveled in thirty-five countries on four continents to-date, brings cross-cultural experience to her work, and always looks forward to life’s next great adventure.