William J. Moran


Bill Moran runs an executive search company called The Moran Company LLC, located in Kansas City. The Moran Company specializes in executive searches for Executive Directors, fundraising Directors of Development and other nonprofit leadership.

Bill has worked on more than 60 nonprofit searches over the past 12 years. He brings a rare combination to the search sector of having spent another 10 years as senior fundraising staff and 12 years as a successful fundraising consultant serving more than 100 clients. He moves easily among his peers in fundraising circles.

Bill understands the challenges in finding the right fundraising staff. He knows the type of people who make successful nonprofit leaders. His contacts and nationwide network enable him to do customized recruitment for his clients.

How did Bill learn the art of fundraising?
Bill was Director of Development for the Johnson County Region of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City, Kansas. He then joined Saint Luke’s Hospital Foundation in Kansas City. He was Director of Planned Giving there from 1987 to 1996. During his tenure, Saint Luke’s planned giving program received the 1996 Mid-America Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Showcase Award and Bill taught at the prestigious Madison Institute of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.

Bill has written numerous fundraising articles for publications and has made presentations around the United States on a variety of fundraising topics. (See Presentations). In 1997, Bill was named “Trainer of the Year” by the Center for Management Assistance. He has presented at 54 fundraising conferences. He designed and implemented a cutting edge national web-based training program for development professionals. In addition, he has served as president of several nonprofit Boards.

Bill holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Missouri, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and a member of the Law Review. He also has a master’s degree in education from the University of Kansas. He is President of the Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants (NNSC), a member of the Missouri Bar, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) , International Rotary, Toastmasters, and Nonprofit Connect.