Jeff Shy

Jeff Shy Chairman & CTO

Jeff has more than 35 years of experience bringing innovative technology and processes improvement to the nonprofit and educational advancement communities. His distinguished career has been focused on developing and applying approachable technologies for the fundraising, development and advancement profession.

Prior to founding Affinaquest, Jeff founded JSI, one of the leading advancement software companies in the world. The platform he developed has supported fund raising at hundreds of colleges and universities, and over 2,200 institutions.  As a consultant, he has advised countless advancement professionals regarding appropriate technology solutions for their organizations.

My Blogs

3 Ways Technology is Changing the Advancement Industry

If the core tenet of advancement seems simple – raise funds – the tracking and cultivation of those funds is a different matter. There’s…

Why Data Security Should Be Your #1 Priority

Did you know that the average cost of a single data breach is $3.86 million?  What about that 58% of the data stolen or…


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