Timothy Higdon is a non-profit leader helping clients create and execute breakthrough solutions in the areas of leadership, fund development, external affairs, staffing and landmark campaigns.
With nearly 30 years of leadership and management experience in nonprofits, military and the private sector, Timothy’s career over the last several years has focused on the nonprofit sector in interim and permanent senior leadership roles. Organizations he has consulted or served include Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Environmental Defense Fund, Episcopal Relief and Development, New York Needs You, New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen and Parish, James Beard Foundation, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, Grace Church in Newark, HealthRight International, Animal Haven, The Nation Institute, CCS Fundraising and Amnesty International USA. Timothy’s consulting practice focuses on executive-level and development interim leadership, fundraising consultation, training and coaching for nonprofit organizations. Prior to this, Timothy was the Chief of External Affairs for Girl Scouts of the USA. At Girl Scouts, he led a team of 77 and was responsible for fund development, marketing, communications, policy, advocacy, research and the 100th Anniversary celebration. GSUSA, under his leadership, launched a $1billion dollar comprehensive campaign. GSUSA was named 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend Youth and Children Brand of the Year and secured the Presidential Medal of Freedom for the Girl Scout’s founder, Juliette Gordon Low (posthumously). Timothy has also successfully held senior enterprise leadership positions at CCS Fundraising and Amnesty International USA. Timothy is a former Army Major who served fifteen years in the US Army Corps of Engineers. He holds degrees from Indiana University (B.S.) and New York University (M.P.A.). He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Fundraising at New York University’s George H. Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising.