Bio Ian Adair

Simply put, Ian Adair builds successful nonprofits. Ian is a three-time nonprofit CEO and fund development expert, who has raised tens of millions of dollars by focusing on ONE  strategy - Winning Donor Attention.


Ian has spent more than 20 years learning best practices that lead to success in fundraising, communications, and organizational growth that values sustainability while driving mission awareness and program impact. 


Ian introduced the nonprofit sector  to the concept of Attention-Focused Fundraising in order to help nonprofits break through the noise, improve donor retention and engagement, and win donor time.



Ian's keynotes and training sessions are well known in the nonprofit  industry for their high energy, radical candor, and humor. Ian is sought after for his tell it like it is style, tactical advice, and for tailoring every keynote and workshop to the needs of the audience in front of him.

Ian launched Strategy 27 to share the value of his experience with organizations and professionals struggling in an ever changing philanthropic landscape.

Services include; conference keynotes and workshops, strategic planning, website and digital/social media platform audits, board training, and executive level mentoring. 

Connect with Strategy 27


Ian Adair builds successful nonprofits by winning donor attention, cultivating strong boards, and by revitalizing mission awareness with stakeholders and community partners.


Book your keynote or workshop today! 


Ian Adair - Global Leadership & Fundraising Expert, and Keynote Speaker




  • Twitter: @ianmadair

  • Instagram: @ianmadair

  • LinkedIn:

Areas of Expertise
Fundraising Strategy
Branding & Storytelling
Board Development 
Digital & Social Media
Succession Planning
Nonprofit Leadership
Employee Engagement & Retention
Mental Health Awareness
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
  • Leadership Tampa Bay presents The Power of Access. Regional Influencer.  March 12 - Tampa, FL.

  • AFP ICON, Health Care Track, Two Sessions, Speaker. March 28 - March 30 - Baltimore, MD.



  • AFP Polk County Chapter Featured  Speaker. March 8, 2020 - Lakeland, FL.



  • TEDx Westshore Speaker. May 1, 2020 - Tampa, FL. 

Ian on Fundraising and Nonprofit Management 

© 2023 by Strategic Consulting. Proudly created with

Qgiv Fundraising Lab