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Michael J. Brodie

Managing Partner

Michael Brodie has 30 years of experience working with non-profit organizations in the US and abroad and directs the firm’s fundraising practice area. He works with clients to develop strategic fundraising plans, create case statements, conduct feasibility studies and provide on-going counsel for capital and endowment campaigns. He is also experienced in planned giving, major gift fundraising and organizational development to achieve maximum fundraising results. 

Michael’s clients have included the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the American Air Museum in Britain, St. Edmund Hall at Oxford University, the Galapagos Conservancy, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Nature Conservancy-Tennessee, the American Pharmacists Association, the Potomac School and the Washington Jesuit Academy.

Michael has extensive experience working with individual, corporate and foundation donors through his campaign experiences at Syracuse University and Georgetown University. At Syracuse, he helped to raise $25 million to build the Carrier Dome Stadium. He then moved on to direct alumni and major gift initiatives in the mid-Atlantic region. At Georgetown, he directed the campaign in Washington, DC that raised $30 million of the University’s $150 million effort. Among his accomplishments is coordinating the campaign for the Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center at GUMC. 

As Executive Director of Development for the Catholic University of America, Michael directed the university’s $100 million Centennial Campaign, supervised a staff of 40, and produced the first American Cardinals Dinner, which won a CASE Gold Award for the best fundraising event in the US in 1989.

As Vice President for Development at American Rivers, Michael worked to transform the board of directors into a world-class fundraising entity, directed fundraising efforts for a number of high-profile conservation campaigns including one to protect the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, and positioned the organization for its first capital campaign. He was also instrumental in staging a variety of cause-related events, including sponsoring the Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over tour and the world premiere of The River Wild.

Prior to co-founding BCC, Michael was a principal in the firm of Brodie & Associates, where he specialized in capital campaigns and feasibility studies for such organizations as the ARC of Baltimore, Mineral Policy Center, and the State of Maine Education Department.

Michael holds a master’s degree in Education from the State University of New York at Albany and a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Lawrence University. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Washington chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a frequent speaker at AFP conferences. He is a director of the Fox Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research and the Center for Liturgy and Spirituality, both affiliated with Georgetown University.