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 Bio Ian Adair

Simply put, Ian Adair builds successful nonprofits. Ian is a three-time nonprofit CEO; and a recognized expert in leadership, fundraising, and nonprofit management. Ian has raised tens of millions of dollars by focusing on ONE strategy - Winning Donor Attention.


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 what donors value most- their time!

Ian is a speaker, author, and advocate concerning mental health awareness and addressing mental health in the workplace. Ian is the author of the book Stronger Than Stigma, A Call To Action - Stories of Grief, Loss, and Inspiration!


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, digital and social media content audit.

  • Board training and education

  • Employee recognition and engagement program development.

  • Mental health and wellness program design.

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

community partners.


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Areas of Expertise
Fundraising Strategy
Board Development 
Digital & Social Media
Succession Planning
Nonprofit Leadership
Employee Engagement & Retention
Mental Health Awareness
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Upcoming Speaking Engagements 



  • Contractors, Closers & Connections (CCC) Meeting at Raymond James Stadium, Speaker. Thursday, February 10th. Tampa, FL.

  • Mental Health Champions Luncheon,  Speaker & Emcee. Wednesday, February 16th. Tampa, FL. 


  • USF Muma College of Business, Keynote Speaker on Nonprofit Marketing. April 26th. Tampa, FL.



  • AFP ICON, Session Speaker. May 2-4. Las Vegas, NV. 

  • Stronger Than Stigma, Speaker & Emcee. Friday, May 13th. Tampa, FL.

  • IR+M (Income Research Management), DEI Virtual Presentation, May 23rd.  


  • AFP Florida - Planet Philanthropy Conference, Keynote Speaker. June 5-7. St. Petersburg, FL.