Jay Goulart, Founder
Master Solicitation Trainer
After 25 years as a front-line fundraiser with independent schools, Jay recently founded Big Philanthropy, a unique boutique fundraising consulting firm. He is a CASE Crystal Apple recipient for teaching excellence, CASE Laureate, and known nationally as a master solicitation coach and a leading fundraising innovator. Jay is often referred to as the consultant to the consultants.
He launched the first parent electronic newsletter in the late '90s, started the first nonprofit blog for marketing in 1999, and recently was part of a three-person team that designed the first nonprofit application utilizing IBM's Watson.
He is the architect of the Family of Funds, an annual fund model used now by independent schools across the country. In the summer of 2021, he was featured in both a CASE European & Australian podcast for closing a multimillion-dollar cryptocurrency gift. In the fall of 2021, Big Philanthropy launched the first online AI-powered volunteer solicitation training platform to ensure volunteers are successful when asking.