James W. Martin, Principal

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Jim’s upbeat, positive personality and years of executive experience make him a natural and creative problem solver.  He is a leader in strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and community outreach and engagement.  Through the many organizations Jim has been involved professionally and personally, he has built an enviable list of relationships with key players in the fields of non-profit as well as for-profit businesses. 


He has grown his knowledge and expertise by:

     -Designing and directing a highly successful new foundation start-up in Western      


     -Engineering a complete foundation turn-a-round in Southern New Jersey

     -Establishing and leading a premier 11-county regional strategic initiatives and community       affairs office for a $14 billion organization and assisting in creating and launching a  

      remarkably successful $100 million company brand marketing, footprint-wide initiative

     -Jim's expertise is augmented by the fact that his fund development, community      

      engagement and public relations services for organizations, teaming with ten's of    

      hundreds of volunteers, has helped raise more than $64 million for non-profits and    



His proven strategies, business savvy, commitment to helping his clients succeed and his community thrive, have earned him business peer recognition, including: 

     -Corporate Executive Award of Excellence (Edinboro University of PA.)

     -Erie Ambassador of the Year (ERC & GP)

     -Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year (AFP)

     -Martin Luther King Award (MLK Center)


Jim is a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) and former President of the Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow.  He is generous of his time and serves on numerous community boards. Jim previously worked as an executive in the fields of community affairs, strategic initiatives, education, corporate and healthcare foundations for over 25 years before founding Bankable Consulting, LLC.

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