Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, Cedric Richner counsels nonprofit organizations to reach their fund development programming and overall strategic goals. He has deep expertise managing organizational change, prospective major donor strategy, and building sustainable fundraising cultures.
Before co-founding Richner + Richner nearly two decades ago, Cedric served as Executive Director for the Midwest and Southern States Region for the University of Michigan’s $1.4 billion Campaign for Michigan. Early career experiences included political fundraising and executive director positions.
Among other significant volunteer leadership roles, Cedric is actively involved with The Giving Institute, where he serves as Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and formally served as Vice Chair of the Program and Education Committee.
He is a board member of the Michigan Environmental Council and the Little Traverse Conservancy. Cedric is also a member of the Philanthropy Cabinet of LeadingAge, the national association of nonprofit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for the aging.
A frequent conference presenter, Cedric is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). He is a graduate of Hillsdale College and resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.