Martin Leifeld – USA


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Martin, advisor, author, and speaker directed the raising of over $500 million dollars during his 24 years of fundraising leadership in the St. Louis region, last serving as vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Martin authored the book: FIVE MINUTES FOR FUNDRAISING. BookAuthority recently recognized the book as the 9th Best Fundraising Book of All Time for nonprofits.

A Collection of Expert Advice from Gifted Fundraisers. provides nearly 125 video presentations about leadership and fundraising matters.

Martin serves as a member of the board of directors of Ten10, a social impact start-up that in 2021 launched a cashback app to create a new revenue stream for non-profits/NGO’s. Martin is a member of the Thought Leadership Team for The Change Leader, Inc.

Martin was named the 2018 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the AFP St. Louis Regional Chapter. He was selected as the 2020 Millard S. Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from St. Louis Public Radio.

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