MCG helps nonprofits and social enterprises raise the funds needed to advance their missions and fund the vision. We believe organizations are best served by a firm that can support their fundraising needs through one coordinated team. We pride ourselves on providing a service that allows clients to access expertise and support across the full cycle of fundraising – from analysis to strategy to execution – from one source. Working with MCG reduces the transaction costs of engaging multiple contractors and provides a coordinated and efficient solution to funding so that nonprofit program staff can focus time and expertise on program development and execution.
TJ McGovern, Founder and President of MCG Consulting Group, is a nonprofit coach, trainer, consultant, and speaker with 21 years of experience in development, strategic visioning, campaign management, and major gift solicitation.
Beginning his career in institutional advancement as alumni director for a private high school in the Chicago area, TJ’s early mentors included college presidents, chief advancement officers, philanthropists, and foundation directors. Prior to launching his own company, TJ completed his master’s in non-profit management from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and served as director of development for the largest community college system in the nation.
TJ has coached and trained numerous organizations—schools, social service agencies, and social ventures—through successful funding efforts ranging from $100K to $20M. He has also trained leaders from over 200 organizations on how to use engagement process to maximize funding opportunities.
TJ helps clients to clarify their message, tell a ‘capture-the-attention’ story, and ultimately to fund a desired future. He is excited about the people and the processes that create a vision.