He is engaging and has tremendous creative energy, tendered with a healthy dose of common sense and the ability to “keep it simple.”
Douglas Higgins is a Consultant for Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners. The firm is a major force in Financial Resource Development, and has served over 4,000 client-institutions since its inception in 1968.
Doug has extensive experience in senior nonprofit management positions. These include successfully managing and directing programs in every aspect of fund development, public relations, marketing, community problem solving, and social planning. His special skills include managing capital and annual campaigns, staff and volunteer recruitment, leadership development, strategic planning, program planning, and asset and needs assessment.
Doug began his career as a professor of social sciences in the State University of New York system. He also taught at the University of Nebraska and has lectured and presented seminars for the National Academy for Volunteerism at Stanford University, and the University of Colorado. He has also been guest lecturer at the University of Minnesota, Yale University, Boston College and Quinnipiac College ; and has served as an Intern Supervisor for the School of Management and the Divinity School at Yale University.
He has published and co-authored a number of articles on management, social planning, fund development and volunteerism. There is also a text on planning and allocations for hard times.
Doug served as Chief Executive Officer for United Ways in Nebraska and Connecticut. He also instructed classes for children with special needs, and honors classes in math and science.
Since joining JPL&P in 1998, Doug has played a leadership role, offering counsel and direction to more than 35 different organizations. These include community organizations, healthcare, youth development, higher education, and culture and the arts. He has also served in a mentoring capacity – as a Personal Coach for young development professionals and those new to the field. Doug’s motivation derives from playing a part in the growth, success and achievement of his clients.
In addition to his extensive experience in development and management, Doug’s strength as a professional consultant has origins in his ability to quickly integrate and become a contributing member of staff and volunteer teams. He is engaging, insightful and has tremendous creative energy – accompanied by a healthy dose of common sense and the ability to “keep it simple.”
Doug holds advanced degrees in Sociology, Social Psychology and Education; and has served as a volunteer on numerous Boards of Directors.