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.

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Services

Hudson Ferris offers a full suite of services that are bottom-line focused, tactical and efficient.

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Prospect Research & Pipeline Creation

Lists of actionable prospects with in-depth research and analysis.

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Competitive Analysis & Messaging

Compelling fundraising messages that appeal to target donors.

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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.

High-Level Strategy

By providing high-quality development services with proven results, we help to grow small organizations into larger.

Tactical Execution

By providing high-quality development services with proven results, we help to grow small organizations into larger.

Insider Industry Knowledge

By providing high-quality development services with proven results, we help to grow small organizations into larger.

Customized Approach

By providing high-quality development services with proven results, we help to grow small organizations into larger.

Best-In-Class Research

By providing high-quality development services with proven results, we help to grow small organizations into larger.

24/7 Client Support

By providing high-quality development services with proven results, we help to grow small organizations into larger.

What our clients say

We care deeply about your organization’s wellbeing and are here for you around the clock.

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If I had to choose, I would seek a productive relationship over a pleasant one, but the great thing about working with Ed and Hudson Ferris was that we got both. I recommend them to you without hesitation.
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Hudson Ferris’ research is extremely useful in our fundraising efforts, and their work is fast, comprehensive, and reliable. Their services add another dimension to our development team.
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Hudson Ferris helped us see Abaarso’s fundraising potential and made sure we took action to realize it. They are excellent advisors and have served us well for years.

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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.

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Our team

Meet the Hudson Ferris fundraising team.

Ed Leibman

ED LEIBMAN
Founding Partner

 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
Managing Director

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
Founding Partner

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
Account Executive

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 ABAKOYAS
Account Associate

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.

Scruffy

SCRUFFY
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.

Preferred partners

Hudson Ferris’ partners support other facets of the non-profit sector.

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