Franklin Guerrero is a fundraising and nonprofit senior executive. He is the Vice President of Philanthropic Services (major and planned gifts) at AARP Foundation. Franklin leads the personalized and digital relational approach of donor development to improve leadership, tenure, and loyalty with the Foundation through outright and deferred gifts. His team program’s expected outcome is to screen and qualify from over 2M donors, those who can provide the maximum lifetime value once they enter into relationship management.
He brings over twenty years of fundraising and nonprofit experience as Chief Development Officer with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Project HOPE. He was Vice President for Major Gifts with Children International and Head of Leadership Giving in the USA for UNHCR. As a result of his work, he has secured six and seven-figure gifts from individuals and institutions and worked in board leadership development in those roles.
Franklin began his work and community organizing career with the United Methodist Church in Chicago and Eastern Pennsylvania. He was also the executive overseeing contexts and relationships between the denomination and Latin America and Caribbean partners. He has also led many donors and organizational field visits globally. He has taught and led fundraising, donor development, and Caribbean history and culture workshops. He has also consulted and advised boards and executives in fundraising best practices for leadership giving and management in the USA and abroad.
Franklin holds degrees from the University of Sacred Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Garrett Theological Seminary Located at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and advanced certificates from The Fundraising School at Indiana University and Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, in fundraising and business management. He also holds a Certificate in Philanthropic Psychology from The Institute of Sustainable Philanthropy in Scotland, UK, and graduate studies in nonprofit management from Regis University.