Robin Bradford, CFRE



With more than 25 years 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. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Robin brings the highest standards and best practices to her work.

From her recent work creating Austin Community Foundation’s brand as a community of givers focused on closing the opportunity gap, to her role creating Austin’s first affordable housing for homeless individuals in 2003, Robin Bradford is an expert on the essential role of communications and marketing in successful fundraising and relationship-building. Robin credits clear, consistent and strategic communications for her success in forging corporate and foundation relationships, building individual giving programs from scratch, engaging major donors and creating message-rich events. Robin excels at big-picture strategic planning as well as day-to-day project management.

Originally from Oklahoma and Houston, Robin has called Austin home since 1985. She and her husband, a tai chi instructor, enjoy the arts, music, travel, and hiking the Barton Creek Greenbelt and swimming at Barton Springs. Robin is also an award-winning author and teaches mediation and writing.

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