John W. Hicks, CFRE is Principal and Founder of DLBHICKS LLC, a consulting practice that provides fundraising guidance and support to nonprofit organizations from grassroots to global. Over a consulting career of more than 30 years, John has worked with a diverse and broad group of more than 100 nonprofits both in the U.S. and abroad.
John is a member of the faculty of Columbia University's Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management program. He serves as a lecturer for the Rutgers University Institute for Ethical Leadership and an instructor for Candid’s “Proposal Writing Bootcamp.” John has been awarded "Stellar Speaker" status by The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and has appeared as a featured speaker for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Institute of Fundraising (UK). He is a contributing author to After the Grant (Foundation Center, 2010) and to The Nonprofit Handbook: Fund Raising (Wiley, 2001) and has published articles with Fund Raising Management and Advancing Philanthropy.
A Certified Fund Raising Executive, John is a former member of the Board of Directors of AFP International. He is past president of the AFP New York City Chapter and has served as Chair of Fund Raising Day in New York, the nation's largest one-day conference on philanthropy. John holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Hartford. He has completed professional education courses with the Lake Forest School of Management and Harvard University.