Dennis Hanthorn has more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit industry and a history of building organizations in Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Dayton. His areas of expertise include: resource development, fundraising assessment and recommendations, and executive search.
He’s helped raise $75 million throughout his career. In December 2012, Dennis founded Hanthorn Consulting Group, a full range consulting practice serving nonprofit organizations locally, nationally, and internationally with specialization in management, programming, organizational development, board development, and fundraising.
Dennis has worked in Atlanta for eight years and most recently served as General Director and CEO for The Atlanta Opera, where he increased the artistic production quality in all areas, as well as helped the organization survive the financial challenges before and after the recession. During his tenure, total fundraising reached $35 million, the endowment grew to $6 million, the organization established a working cash reserve, and the company secured a $9.4 million bequest for annual and endowment support.