Forward Fundraisers is run by Adam Platzer, an experienced university fundraiser that has secured transformational funding from alumni, corporations and parents. He developed, cultivated and closed a $50 million gift – in collaboration with university leadership – delivering the largest philanthropic donation in RIT’s history. Adam has traveled extensively throughout the country with the president, deans and VP of Student Affairs.

He specializes in Efficient Major Gifts which is when a fundraiser strategically focuses their time and effort on the prospects that have a high probability to make a major gift in the near term. A lot of fundraisers make the mistake of engaging too many prospects or prospects with low giving capacity.  By working efficiently, you avoid unproductive work and succeed by focusing on priority prospects, completing a lot of visits, and making a lot of asks.

He started Forward Fundraisers in 2018.