Jeffrey Giddens -  Staff and Faculty at the Leadership Institute

As President of NextAfter, Jeff is responsible for leading client relationships by growing the capacity and effectiveness of their digital fundraising programs. Since joining NextAfter in 2014, he’s helped lead research efforts to produce large conversion increases for more than 40 nonprofit clients.

Before NextAfter, Jeff led the digital marketing department for Mark Cuban’s television network, HDNet (later AXSTV). He also ran marketing and membership at North Texas Public Broadcasting, Dallas’ triple-affiliate public broadcasting station.

In his decade-long nonprofit career, Jeff has consulted with a number of organizations such as Compassion International, Mercy Ships, Feed the Children, Hillsdale College, Dallas Theological Seminary, CaringBridge, and many others, helping grow digital fundraising programs and attract new supporters, donors, and dollars.

Jeff has spoken at a number of national nonprofit conferences including TEDx, the Direct Marketing Association Non Profit Federation, Association of Fundraising Professionals International, DonorDirect, Missio Nexus Conference, and the National Catholic Development Conference, among others.

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Jeff, his wife, and four kids live in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas. Jeff is a graduate of Abilene Christian University, where he majored in communication.

Jeffrey Giddens