Find the quickest route to funding.
Hudson Ferris is a boutique fundraising firm based in New York City with 40 years of professional development experience. We create custom tailored strategies to help nonprofits problem solve, grow and achieve sustainability.
Hudson Ferris offers a full suite of services that are bottom-line focused, tactical and efficient.
Prospect Research & Pipeline Creation
Lists of actionable prospects with in-depth research and analysis.
Competitive Analysis & Messaging
Compelling fundraising messages that appeal to target donors.
Major Gifts & Foundation Outreach
Successful individual giving programs and foundation campaigns.
Why choose us
We are more than just advisors. We take pride in providing services and advice that are actionable and then executing on those strategies.
Insider Industry Knowledge
24/7 Client Support
What our clients say
We care deeply about your organization’s wellbeing and are here for you around the clock.
Mission-driven at the core
Hudson Ferris has a keen sense for unlocking fundraising potential within our clients’ reach. Our firm has raised millions of dollars for charities across every area of the nonprofit sector, including the arts, healthcare, advocacy, environment and international development, just to name a few. Senior staff have held executive development positions at many of New York City’s premier institutions such as Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, Bellevue Hospital, and The New York Botanical Garden.
Meet the Hudson Ferris fundraising team.
A creative thinker, his entrepreneurial approach to fundraising often breaks the mold of convention. Ed specializes in major gifts, board development, corporate sponsorship, and campaign strategy. Ed loves the city of New York, every type of art, and spending as much time as possible with Scruffy and his family, especially summers at the beach.
HANNAH LOWERY ODELL
Hannah Odell brings ten years’ experience helping local and international nonprofits optimize their operations and reach new donors. She handles strategy, project management & client relations for the firm. Outside the office, you’ll find her at a live music venue, relaxing with her family on the lake in New Jersey or exploring new recipes at home with her husband.
Jennifer Leibman oversees all compliance, accounting, client relations and business development. When not working at Hudson Ferris, she is writing plays and screenplays, hanging out with friends and family, solving the Sunday NY Times crossword puzzle and assembling the greatest charcuterie platters known to man.
Elsuida Brunga brings her international background, passion for non-profit development, and excellent research skills to the Hudson Ferris team. She spends her free time on the hunt for NYC’s best vegan eateries, finding the nearest beach or the most distant travel destination and spending time with her large extended family.
Gifti has international experience working on non-profit projects on issues ranging from human rights, women’s economic empowerment and capacity building for local communities. She is skilled at identifying the needs of stakeholders and finding tailored solutions. She has a master’s degree in International Affairs from The New School and a Law degree from Addis Ababa University. She is an avid reader, enjoys her yoga practice and loves the great outdoors.
Director of Morale Improvement Initiatives
Scruffy’s distinguished career in human resources administration spans more than 7 dog years. Core competencies include The Dog Face, stretching to the full extent of his physiology, chew toy management, mid-meal floor grazing, and scratching head with hind foot maneuver proficiency. Scruffy holds an MA in Cuteness Arts from Vanderbuilt University, and BA in Canine-Human Relations from Swarthmore College.
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