With more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and communications, Robin Bradford has inspired donors to give more than $20 million to create homes for the homeless, help fragile babies thrive, educate and protect vulnerable children, preserve cultural treasures and make Austin a better place for everyone.
Before joining Lee+ Associates, Robin directed communications for Austin Community Foundation, developing communications strategies, event experiences and a new brand that engaged donors and helped drive a 60% increase in new funds.
Robin began her nonprofit career at the Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin where she provided development and communications support for a $12 million capital campaign. Later, she worked as Director of Development & Communications at Foundation Communities, an affordable housing nonprofit, helping to create Austin’s first affordable housing for homeless individuals. She later oversaw the rebranding of and a mini-capital campaign for Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin, and led the $1.8 million annual fundraising program for CASA of Travis County, infusing established events and solicitations with storytelling to double event revenue and online giving.
Robin is an expert on strategic audience-focused communications for successful fundraising and relationship-building. A Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Robin brings the highest standards and best practices to her work.
Robin serves on the Board of Appamada, a Buddhist practice community, and Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Austin Chapter. She earned her BA from University of Delaware and MFA from Brown University. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has been honored with a Dobie Paisano Fellowship and a UT Humanities Institute Community Sabbatical.
Robin and her husband, a tai chi instructor, enjoy the arts, music, travel, hiking the Barton Creek Greenbelt and swimming at Barton Springs. Robin is also an award-winning author and teaches meditation and writing.
You can reach Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org