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John Jensen, CFP

Sharpe Group
Senior VP & Consultant
Arlington, VA

            John Jensen is SVP & Senior Consultant for Sharpe Group, based in Washington D.C. With over 35 years of fundraising experience, John works with charitable organizations in Washington and across the country to design and implement effective charitable gift planning programs. He has a particular specialty working with national and direct mail based charities.
A frequent speaker at local and national gatherings of gift planning professionals, he has served as a columnist and member of the editorial advisory boards of a number of planned giving publications. 
He was formerly the Development VP at The Nature Conservancy and the National Wildlife Federation.  In those roles, he was responsible for major expansions of both planned giving and direct marketing. 
A Certified Financial Planner, John was also the Development Director of the Maine Audubon Society and the Executive Director of the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.  He was the founding chairman of Earth Share and a 2 term member of the Maine House of Representatives.