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Bob Swaney

Robert Swaney Consulting, Inc.
Founder & CEO
Indianapolis, Indiana
A highly sought-after authority on fundraising growth for arts & cultural organizations, Bob Swaney has developed systems and solutions recognized now as industry standards for excellence.

With his 30-year career in fundraising, Bob's hallmark lies in helping organizations develop sustainable high-leverage, high-return fundraising programs that are strategic, growth-oriented, and donor-focused. His simple yet systematic approach is highly effective in virtually any size market and for any size institution. Since 2006, Bob has successfully shared his system with dozens of organizations across the country, to strengthen their philanthropic core. These partnerships include many top-tier orchestras and opera companies, along with one of the world’s leading performing arts schools.

As Founder & CEO of RSC, Bob has assembled and leads an extraordinary team of consultants and support professionals who coach clients using his Annual Fund growth system. Careful planning and execution strategies -- based on a combination of momentum, velocity, and leverage -- are used to deliver predictably high-return contributed financial growth. Above all, Bob and his team coach organizations to achieve this growth regardless of community, organization or economic conditions.

Prior to launching RSC, Bob worked on-staff at several of the country's top-tier orchestras, including Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis, where he gained a depth of experience in all forms of fundraising. These opportunities served as the perfect training ground for Bob to become one of the nation's leading coaches in arts-related philanthropy.