Craig Anderson

Fundraising, strategic planning

Craig Anderson spent his career as a congregational minister, serving churches in Massachusetts and New Jersey, always with an interest in professional development and peer support. In this capacity, he co-led youth group service projects with Habitat for Humanity, launched numerous volunteer committees, led the recruitment of a more diverse congregation, and consulted on a capital campaign for three building projects.

During 40 years as the executive director of a small nonprofit, Craig learned about the importance of nonprofits being responsive to their often changing surroundings, to continually refine their sense of purpose, to face conflict, and to attend to fundraising and institutional maintenance. Craig’s skills were sharpened serving as the president of a low and moderate income housing organization; as a member of the District X Attorney Ethics Review Committee of the Supreme Court of NJ; and as co-founder and president of a PFLAG chapter in Morris County.

Through ESC, Craig has worked with the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, the Laconia Low and Moderate Income Housing Authority, the Whipple Free Library in New Boston, the New Hampshire Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors, Congregation Beth Israel (Andover, MA), and White Horse Recovery in North Conway, NH.

Craig holds a Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a BA in philosophy from Lake Forest College in Illinois.

Anderson says, “I am grateful that ESC serves two constituencies: the world of small nonprofits and a community of mostly retired practitioners who want to contribute to the common good.”

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