Michael Taylor, CFRE


Michael Taylor, CFRE

Specialties: Quality assurance, process improvements, government grants, project management, customer service, social media fundraising, CRM systems.

Prospective clients find a friend in Michael because of his years in the nonprofit sector. Michael’s capacity for deep listening and critical thinking allows him to help clients identify their needs and connect with LAPA’s tools and resources. Michael has served as the Director of Development for a Harlem nonprofit housing and hospitality organization, increasing their overall giving by 36%, and is experienced with faith-based missions.


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Favorite Quote

“To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The question is to see reality as it is.” – Thich Nhat Hahn

Credits and Affiliations

Michael holds a B.A. in Classical Rhetorical Theory from the University of South Carolina, with graduate studies in Philosophy of Language. Michael is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has regularly participated in the Contemplative Leadership Training Institute at the Shalem Institute in Washington, D.C. Michael is a Certified Fundraising Executive.