Nathan C. Chappell

Senior Nonprofit Executive

Strategic, dedicated and passionate leader with more than 20 years experience in executive management including thirteen years of demonstrated success in fundraising and campaign leadership.

Professional background includes leading and managing high performing development teams in fast paced, metrics-driven fundraising environments with concentrated focus on raising private support from principal gift and major gift prospects. Manage individual giving solicitation strategies for a wide variety of philanthropic initiatives in various nonprofit environments, including higher education, health sciences, academic medicine and human service organizations. Extensive fundraising management experience with direct oversight of major gift fundraising, development communications and events teams with annual private support fundraising goals of $150M+. Significant experience in forecasting, financial analysis, prospect research and benchmarking of comprehensive fundraising campaigns, conducting detailed feasibility and needs assessments strategies. Expertise extends to managing development communications, talent management, special events, board development and engaging high-level leadership, faculty and volunteers.

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UC San Diego

San Diego, CA

Assistant Vice Chancellor

Advancement Operations and Campaign

September 2014 to Present


Senior Executive Director of Development

Health Sciences Development

April 2013 to September 2014

CCS Fundraising

Irvine, CA | New York, NY

Senior Director

Fundraising Consultant for UC San Diego External Affairs

2011 to 2013

Friends High School

Orange County, CA

Executive Director

2008 to 2011

Boys & Girls Clubs

Orange County, CA | Atlanta, GA

Chief Professional Officer | Executive Director

Field Service Consultant for Boys & Girls Clubs of America

2001 to 2008

Orange County, CA

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

1996 to 2001

EPS Digital, Inc.

Orange County, CA

Vice President, Partner

1993 to 1996