Larry G. Raff, MPH

President - Copley Raff Inc.

Larry G. Raff is president and principal of Copley Raff, Inc., a U.S. and international management and fundraising consulting firm that specializes in raising the sights for nonprofit organizations and helping them meet aspirational goals. He is also a principal with Rising Tide Direct LLC, a firm that emphasizes the use of direct marketing channels to build net revenue and to identify and move contributors into the major donor pipeline.

With Copley Raff, Larry has partnered with organizations of all sizes, advising on a full spectrum of philanthropy, campaign, program design, and governance issues. His clients include four of New England’s largest multi-hospital systems, the largest multi-hospital systems in the Midwest and South Florida, numerous academic medical centers, community health centers, performing arts groups, higher education, and human services organizations. He also provides counsel to state and national organizations including the National Consumer Law Center, National Partnership for Food Safety, American Optometric Association, US FIRST, and the Massachusetts Medical Society, as well as the recently opened premier children’s hospital in Qatar.

Larry is also a co-founder of planMGO, a four-day Master Gift OfficerTM event dedicated to improving the quality and professionalism of development executives. The program has trained hundreds of professionals from across the United States and has been credited by attendees with providing transformational insights that have led to vastly improved major gift performance.

Earlier in his career, Larry served as President and CEO of the Emanuel Medical Center Foundation, Oregon’s largest tertiary care and pediatric hospital, where he created two nationally recognized initiatives in support of community investment and donor recognition. He also directed the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s $200 million “The Only Remedy is a Cure” campaign for the Northeastern US.

Get to know more about Larry in this MarketSmart Podcast
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