Our Founder

Experienced leadership

Jeff Shy

Founder & President


Affinaquest was founded by Jeff Shy, a respected fundraising professional with more than 40 years of experience bringing innovative technology and processes improvement to the nonprofit and educational advancement communities. His career has been focused on developing and applying approachable technologies for the fundraising, development and advancement profession.

Jeff has experienced the information needs of the fundraising professional from every angle.  As a user, he served as the Director of Development Services at the College of William and Mary, providing oversight for the operations of the advancement office.  As a vendor, prior to Affinaquest, he founded and sold a successful company which creates, markets, and supports dedicated software packages for fundraising at over 2,200 institutions.  And, as a consultant, he has advised countless advancement professionals regarding appropriate technology solutions for their organizations.

Jeff has designed and directed the creation of fundraising systems on nine different database architectures over the past forty years. He consistently makes sure that fundraisers are on the leading edge in the evolving world of IT, moving from mainframe to minicomputers, to Windows-based personal computers and now to cloud-based applications which function flawlessly on multiple operating systems, from Windows to Apple OS X to Linux.

Free No Obligation Demonstration

You can schedule a live, web-based demonstration at your convenience. The forty-five minute demonstration will be followed by a question and answer period where you can get all of your questions addressed.