Compass Pointe Consulting takes a collaborative team approach to the delivery of our services. As a result, your organization benefits from the multiple perspectives of our diversely experienced philanthropic staff – attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, donors and professional fundraisers. This becomes your advantage.
By working with us you get the value of multiple ideas from a diverse talent pool that encompasses the complete professional colleague group necessary to fulfill philanthropic visions. Your organizational challenges, we prefer opportunities, are looked at from every perspective to come up with the best solution for optimal impact on goal attainment and mission fulfillment.
Jim Beaverson brings more than 14 years of fundraising and development expertise to a diverse range of clientele. A collaborative, team approach and commitment to positively impacting the world are what define Compass Pointe, which was founded in 2008 and serves individuals and nonprofit organizations throughout northwest Ohio.
His career began at Defiance College, where he directed operations and strategy for a comprehensive fundraising program including capital and endowment projects, as well as annual giving and planned gifts. He built upon that foundation in higher education by contributing to the fundraising efforts of three other institutions, working for Lourdes College, the University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University, all in northwest Ohio.
While at BGSU, he was pivotal in cultivating relationships among the University’s most prominent donors and prospects, advising leadership on donor communication, gift planning strategy and regional advancement.
An active member of several regional organizations, Jim earned three degrees from Defiance College including a bachelor’s degree in management, an MBOL and an MBA. He holds CFRE and CFRM certifications, and his professional training includes strategic planning and implementation, team building and leadership, fiscal development, and capital campaign development.
Jim currently serves as president of the Toledo Area Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and is involved locally with the American Cancer Society, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the American Marketing Association, and Glass City Federal Credit Union. He and his family currently reside in Maumee, Ohio.
Ellen Ingram’s fundraising career spans more than 25 years, beginning with Hands Across America in 1986, followed by work at the March of Dimes. In both venues, her focus was on special event fundraising. In 1988, she was hired by the University of Toledo as the director of the annual fund and throughout her tenure, advanced through a variety of job responsibilities.
In addition, she spearheaded a variety of successful campus fund-raising initiatives including campus beautification and the UT40 faculty/staff campaign. As the director of corporate and foundation relations, she strategically linked corporate and foundation philanthropic interests with UT’s colleges, centers, institutes, programs, and departments. She also assisted with the development of fundraising plans for specific initiatives; worked with faculty and staff to develop solicitation strategies; and helped build relationships with local and national foundations.
Ellen has also presented at several local and national conferences, including those for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP), the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), and the Greater Toledo Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Ellen feels that her 25 year career has been rewarding and states that her greatest joy and satisfaction has been to work with so many dedicated faculty, staff and community members who have truly made a positive impact in their communities and for their organizations.
As an affiliate partner of Compass Pointe Philanthropic Consulting, Janet brings an expertise in the areas of development and fund raising with her 25 years of experience spanning secondary education, university development and health care philanthropy.
From the beginning of her career, her love of higher education brought her to the University of Toledo, where she directed the fundraising efforts of the Colleges of Education, Health and Human Service as well as the College of Pharmacy. For the past 5 and half years, she has served as Corporate Director of Philanthropy and Executive Director for the Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital for the major health care system in NW Ohio and SE Michigan.
Janet is a proud graduate of the University of Toledo where she holds four degrees; Bachelors and Masters in Education, Education Specialist and her crowning achievement, the Doctor of Philosophy Degree. She was named Outstanding University Woman in 2006 and her dissertation received honorable mention for the Grenzenback Dissertation Award in 2002.
An active board member of the Great Lakes Center for Autism, Janet has worked tirelessly to envision the autism collaborative in northwest Ohio. Janet is currently involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has served as a member of the Toledo Hearing and Speech board and Rotary Chapter. Janet lives in Maumee, Ohio with her family.
Eric Stockard has been president of Stockard Consulting Group (Toledo, Ohio) since its founding in 2009. The organization collaborates with corporate entities, nonprofit organizations, and schools to assist in human resource management and in promoting their mission through public relations, marketing, feasibility studies, strategic planning, and fundraising initiatives.
During nearly 30 years in higher education, Stockard’s experience has taken him from institutions like the University of Toledo to Defiance College and Central Catholic High School, where he was responsible for raising more than $10 million in capital improvements over a seven-year period.
Prior to creating Stockard Consulting Group, he served as chief development officer for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), where he helped improve the organization’s visibility and fundraising efforts in nearly half of Ohio’s counties. His strategic planning expertise in annual giving, major gifts, government relations and communication helped ensure the success of an 18-month, $6 million capital campaign.
Throughout his career, Stockard has consulted organizations like the Toledo Police Department, the Toledo Boys and Girls Club, several public school districts and General Motors Corporation. In addition to presenting on a variety of topics, he also serves on the board of directors for several organizations throughout northwest Ohio such as the Toledo Zoo Foundation, the Greater Toledo Art Commission Board, and the local chapter of the American Red Cross.