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About Jill

Jill Goodman is an executive mentor and strategist with a diverse range of skills across the non-profit and educational sectors. With over 20 years of experience in developing high-level strategy, executing and growing core programs to forward the mission of numerous independent schools and organizations, Jill’s intense listening skills have helped her develop a reputation for providing exceptional, solution-oriented results. With a 360-degree understanding of the non-profit world – she has served as an administrator, staff member, grant maker, trustee, and volunteer – Jill recently demonstrated measurable success by helping The GreenMount School, an independent institution, quadruple its annual giving via donor identification and creative stewardship. 

Her leadership mentoring experience spans every type of organization, from health initiatives like the Movember Foundation (known for its yearly international awareness campaign) to small, independent schools. Jill is well known for her presentations on educational advancement, grassroots marketing and branding, and alumni relations, that have been well received by audiences across the country. Jill continues to help organizations harness the combination of smart methodology, active listening, creativity, planning, and compelling messaging that is essential to stand out in today’s competitive non-profit landscape.

Jill hails from the Mid-Atlantic, growing up in an industrial Pennsylvania town, the daughter of a factory owner who had a strong philanthropic commitment. Immersed in an ethos of corporate responsibility and social entrepreneurship, Jill became involved in community initiatives from a very young age. She is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia and now calls Baltimore, Maryland home. She and her husband like to bike, take in arts and cultural happenings, hike, cook using home-delivery meal services, and laugh with friends. They have two daughters and a son-in-law.