Usama is a seasoned consultant with almost twenty years of experience in management and fundraising restructuring, business process improvement, database management and analytics. Usama specializes in helping clients get the most out of constituent relationship management and fundraising systems such as Blackbaud CRM, Raiser’s Edge, Financial Edge, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).
Usama possesses extensive knowledge of fundraising best practices, including in-depth knowledge in areas such as prospect management, major gifts cultivation, data modeling, acknowledgement processes, donor recognition and stewardship. His demonstrated record of achievement includes: overall system assessment and health check; business process analysis and improvements; large scale program/project management; new software system selection process and implementation; recommending and building infrastructure; data analytics; user training; efficient system uses such as complex queries, imports and exports; and improved reporting and metrics.
As a Director of Development Systems at Children’s Hospital in Washington DC during the organization’s $500 million campaign, as well as having multiple clients in the medical field, Usama brings extensive direct experience to his consulting engagements. Usama is well-versed in moves management principles and in optimizing infrastructure by employing strategic planning and fundraising strategies to meet fundraising goals.