John is Principal of John H. Taylor Consulting, LLC. For nearly 5 years John served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement Services, as well as Interim Campaign Manager during his last 18 months, at North Carolina State University. He holds a BA in Mass Communications and Socio-Political Change from Vanderbilt University, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. He has also served as Vice President for Research and Data Services at CASE – a position he held from its inception in late 2002. Prior to that John was the Director of Alumni & Development Records at Duke University for nearly 15 years.
John formed one of the largest advancement-related listservs in the world, FundSvcs, now with over 3,800 subscribers. He has spoken at hundreds of conferences across the country, receiving the CASE Crystal Apple Award for outstanding teaching. He is founder and Former President of the Association of Advancement Services Professionals. He received the AASP Jonathan Lindsey Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. John resides in Durham, NC, with his wife and children.