Richard Blackmon is the CEO of The Giving Crowd and has spent over 25 years working on major donor development and current gifts in the nonprofit arena. Before co-founding The Giving Crowd, he was CEO and president of one of the largest campaign consulting companies in America that provides services to a wide variety of nonprofit market verticals. He has helped clients raise hundreds of millions of dollars and helped conduct some of the largest “major donor efforts in history”. Richard has had the privilege of working with schools/universities, local churches, social service agencies, denominational bodies, the arts, and worldwide health organizations. He has substantial understanding of philanthropy and aligning donor desires with specific needs. Richard and his wife Debby have five children and eight grandchildren, and live in Knoxville, Tennessee.