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Robert Bull, Jr., CFRE

Robert Bull, Managing Partner, The Compass GroupManaging Partner

Robert Bull has over 20 years of successful fundraising experience for nonprofit organizations, both as a development officer and as a consultant. His professional fundraising skills include campaign planning and management; major gift strategy development and solicitation; special events management; direct mail and phonathon organization; volunteer leadership recruitment and development; and the art of “The Perfect Ask!”

Mr. Bull joined The Compass Group in 2002 after a six-year career as a senior consultant with Ketchum, Inc. Throughout his career he has provided fundraising counsel to more than 100 nonprofit organizations including:

Bahamas National Trust
Bucks County SPCA
Center City Consortium
Children’s Museum of Cleveland
Everyman Theatre
Humane League of Lancaster County
Inova Healthcare System Foundation
Lebanon Family Health Service
Long Wharf Theater
Loyola University of Maryland
Mesa Verde Foundation
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
National Parks Conservation Association
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Niagara Christian Collegiate
Norbel School
Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
Port Discovery, The Children’s Museum in Baltimore
Stevenson University
StoneBridge School
Teton Valley Ranch Camp
Toledo Community Foundation
Tubman African American Museum
Whitby School
Yellowstone Association




 A native of Baltimore, Mr. Bull is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts, holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre and arts administration from Goucher College, and most recently completed a master’s of science in Organizational Leadership and Management from Antioch University New England. He is a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP), recognized as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), and currently serves on the AFP Diversity Committee. He is a frequent presenter and panelist at regional and national conferences sponsored by AFP, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

When Mr. Bull is not fundraising for Compass clients, he serves as a Trustee at his alma mater Antioch University New England. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Goucher College and has served as president of the Alumnae/i Association of Goucher College (AAGC) and former chair of The Greater Goucher Fund.

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