Mr. Hoffman has worked as founder and principal of his fundraising consulting firm since 1986, as part of a career in the non-profit world that began in 1978. He offers a wide range of fundraising services, including strategic planning, fundraising programs directed at foundation, individual, and corporate donors, board development, and staff training. Mr. Hoffman regularly writes, speaks, and teaches on fundraising topics in the US, UK, The Netherlands, and Belgium. He is known internationally for advising non-US charities on fundraising from American sources.
The majority of Mr. Hoffman's clients are currently based outside the US. In the United Kingdom, clients have included The British Library, Clare Hall/Cambridge University, The Eden Project, English Heritage, London Zoological Society (London Zoo), Royal Armouries, and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. In The Netherlands: Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum (Netherlands Maritime Museum), Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, and World Population Foundation. In Belgium: International Polar Foundation, King Baudouin Foundation, and K.U. Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven).
He has also worked with Australian, Canadian, and Irish charities. He is the Secretary / Treasurer of The American Fund for Charities, in Washington.
In the US, Mr. Hoffman’s clients have included Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery, National Coalition for Marine Conservation, Vermont Land Trust, and World Media Foundation, as well as community foundations and private foundations.
Mr. Hoffman has an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a law degree from the University of Maine. He is admitted to legal practice in Massachusetts. Before opening his fundraising practice in 1986, he was a staff fundraiser and lawyer for the Conservation Law Foundation and The (US) National Trust for Historic Preservation.