After a successful business career and inspired by the need to serve after the events of 9/11, Paul joined the nonprofit sector as a Senior Development Officer for the Denver Rescue Mission. He furthered his career serving as Executive Director of Development for the Inner City Health Center where he started the development department and quadrupled donations in a 3 year period before leading them in a $5.5M campaign for a new clinic. Mr. Dunne followed up this success by accepting a position with the North Hawaii Community Hospital and guided them through a tumultuous year and managed to cap off their $19M campaign by raising the final $6M.
Throughout his varied fundraising career, Mr. Dunne has been involved with different boards and assisting them in their development needs. He currently serves on the AFP International Foundation Board along with other national committees. Paul has been awarded the Colorado Chapter AFP Outstanding Fundraiser and was nominated for the Colorado Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy.
Driven by the need to give back to his alma mater, Mr. Dunne served as the Vice President for Development for Howard Payne University in Texas, where he and his staff have quadrupled their donor base and helped design, identify, and raise the first $5.2 million dollars of their new $18M campaign.
Before coming to Texas, Paul was the Vice President with the Kempe Foundation in Colorado – a world leader in the fight against child abuse and neglect.
After some gentle nudging, Paul started thinkpadsolutions which eventually merged with Catapult Fundraising out of Henderson Nevada where he is currently heading up multiple client campaigns ranging from $15MM to $150MM.
Paul currently serves as Principal for The NonProfit Group.