Timothy R. Burcham, CFRE

Tim Burcham, CFRE, is president of the Burcham Solutions Group based in Lexington, KY which provides professional guidance to nonprofit organizations in the areas of strategic planning with an emphasis on change and project management philanthropic fundraising, and executive search. Founded in 2016, Burcham Solutions provides nonprofit organizations with a unique blend of services to help them define their future, raise more funds, find the right people to get the job done, and manage the changes that come with it.

A certified fundraising executive since 1993 and a certified change management professional since 2011, Tim has nearly 40 years of executive leadership experience that encompassed strategic planning, marketing and public relations, grants and contracts, web and digital services, conferences, and events, change and project management, and governmental affairs.

He served for 18 years as the founding Vice President for Advancement and Foundation Executive Director for Kentucky’s largest institution of higher education – the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Prior to joining KCTCS, Tim served 8 years as the first Director of Development for the University of Kentucky Community College System and 4 years as the Associate Director of Development for the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Tim began his professional career as the first full-time admissions counselor for Marshall University in Huntington, WV for 3 years followed by 7 years as the Associate Director of Admissions for the University of Kentucky.

Tim is recognized internationally for his three decades of leadership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). He served as the AFP Global Board Chair and served as the Chair of the AFP Bluegrass Chapter. Tim currently serves on the fundraising board for the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy in the United States. Tim also founded the AFP Political Action Committee, the only PAC in America focused exclusively on the charitable fundraising profession and philanthropy.

Burcham Solutions is a member firm of The Giving Institute, serves as a voting director of the Giving Institute Board of Directors, and Tim chairs the Marketing Committee.

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