ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE; TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH
Founder & Principal
Fayruz Benyousef is Founder and Principal of Fayruz Benyousef Consulting (known as FBC). She is passionate about the vital space philanthropic organizations hold in all communities and has made it her mission to support these organizations and their leadership, both professionally and personally.
As a seasoned certified fundraising professional, she has leveraged her 25 years of experience to implement transformational change and sustainable infrastructure in a variety of non-profit organizations. Known for her extraordinary method of solutions based problem-solving and strategic thinking; she is a philanthropy advisor and expert committed to the success of noble missions and the people who are leading them.
Her team at FBC includes experts who bring decades of experience in the areas of:
Human Resources, Organizational Development, Vision and Strategic Long-Term Planning
Nonprofit Legal Structures and Finance
Marketing, Communications and PR
Foundation Major Gift Grant Strategy / Grant Narrative Development
Database Management, Selection and Efficiency
Estate Planning, Bequests, and Planned Giving
Major Gifts and Capital Campaign Readiness and Implementation
Fayruz has a vast and extensive background. The culmination of these experiences and skill sets makes her a proven entity among non-profits. She served as the CEO of an international NGO, Psychology Beyond Borders, a Partner with Dini Partners, a national consulting firm, where she was the youngest in the firm to make Partner, Development Director with Ballet Austin, and the Associate Director of Annual Giving at her alma mater, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Currently, she has her own consulting practice, with a client base that spans the local, national and international levels.
Her professional expertise areas include: major gift philanthropy, capital campaign strategy and execution, organizational development, vision planning and facilitation, and leadership development. In addition to working with non-profit organizations, Fayruz is a frequently sought after keynote, presenter and coach at regional and national educational seminars on social sector management and fundraising topics.
Her fundraising experience has leveraged over $500 Million for her clients from campaigns in the under $10MM to over $100MM.
For Fayruz, philanthropic responsibility and civic engagement is a fundamental part of her core values. She walks her talk by supporting the work of a variety of non-profits with her time and her own personal leadership giving. She served two terms as Board President for AFP - Austin where she helped to shape and implement the organization's strategic goals, leveraging the fundraising profession and ethical philanthropic practice in the Austin community. She has been awarded the Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year award by AFP Austin in recognition of her work.
Fayruz is civically engaged with organizations including the Boards of the Sustainable Food Center, Trinity Episcopal School, Con Mi MADRE, The Texas Lyceum, and is a founding Board member of Libyan Hearts. She is also part of the Leadership Team for the Central Texas Women’s Fund at the Austin Community Foundation. Fayruz was selected as a 2014 McBee Fellow by AARO – The Austin Area Research Organization, and was appointed in 2016 to serve as a Director of AARO, a highly esteemed civic and leadership group. She was also named a 2017 Ethics in Business and Community Award Winner. Fayruz resides in Austin with her husband Malek Ben-Musa and their daughter, Yara.
Director of Operations
Dori Flores, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), has proudly served the Central Texas community as a development professional for more than 20 years.
Most recently, Dori concluded her tenure with the Seton Healthcare Family after an extensive career spanning nearly two decades of service and commitment. Throughout her service with three out of five foundations under Seton’s fundraising umbrella, Dori spearheaded a multitude of successful development endeavors, including major special events, annual, major and capital campaigns. Most notably, as Executive Director of The Seton Fund, she led fundraising efforts for 12 Seton facilities and managed an annual fundraising goal of $11 million.
Other notable accomplishments during her career with Seton include assisting with the development of a $5 million endowment for nursing scholarships, raising $15 million to complete the new women’s pavilion at Seton Medical Center Austin, and bringing the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon to Austin, which resulted in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (formerly Children’s Hospital of Austin). In addition to her philanthropic efforts, Dori served in key operations roles with Seton, overseeing real estate investments (including 26 Doors Shopping Center and residential rental properties) that contributed millions of dollars toward Seton’s mission. She also led fundraising initiatives and operations for Seton League House, Seton’s hospitality home away from home for patients and families.
Community engagement, volunteerism and professional development are an integral part of Dori’s life and an area in which she is fiercely passionate. She is a member of the local chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and served as the National Philanthropy Day Logistics Chair at the beginning of her fundraising career. As a member of The Junior League of Austin for 15 years, Dori has served on the board, executive committee and in countless other volunteer leader roles. She is a former board member and 501 Council Member for Mission Capital (formerly Greenlights for Nonprofit Success). Dori also volunteered with the SafePlace Leadership Council, and she was selected as an award finalist for Austin Under Forty’s medical/healthcare category in 2008.
Dori graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communications. She was selected nationally from 200 colleges and universities to be a participant in the living, working and learning experience of the Walt Disney World College Program, which earned her a Masters Degree. Dori lives in Round Rock, Texas, with her husband, Joseph, and is a proud mama to Haylee (6) and Scout (4).
Of-Counsel Team Members
FBC Of-Counsel members provide expertise in a variety of areas includingorganizational development, major gift fundraising, event fundraising, public relations and marketing, nonprofit law and governance and strategic planning.