In 1985, after three years on the program staff, Al assumed the role of Executive Director of Mayhew, a social services program serving New Hampshire boys. At the time, Mayhew was in very poor financial condition. Over the course of the next ten years, Mayhew balanced every budget and built an endowment of nearly $2 million. In 1990, Al led the successful effort to rebuild Mayhew’s main building after a devastating fire.
1995-2001 New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Al held the position of senior foundation officer and then vice president with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, a statewide community foundation. During that time Al designed, developed, and directed the Foundation’s gift planning program, gaining a reputation for his expertise in explaining, attracting, and executing planned gifts.
2001-2011 New Hampshire Community Loan Fund
Al spent a decade as vice president for philanthropy at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund. His experience included overseeing how the organization attracted gifts, grants, and investments, and he successfully directed a major capital campaign. Under Al’s direction, the Community Loan Fund’s assets grew from $17 million to $74 million.
2012-Present Alan Cantor Consulting, LLC
Since founding his own consulting business, Al has helped over 100 nonprofit organizations become more effective. He has facilitated strategic retreats, conducted development and governance assessments, trained staff and board members, undertaken capital campaign feasibility studies, served as campaign counsel, mentored CEOs, presented at conferences, and written widely on the challenges facing the nonprofit world. He works to help his clients, and the charitable world at large, develop a clear vision, tempered with pragmatism.
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