ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE; TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH

-Helen Keller

Fayruz Benyousef
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

  • Annual Giving

  • 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.

Meet the Team

Dori Flores

Director of Operations  

Paige Marcus

Director of Client Relations  

Pam Owens

VP of Business Development 

Of-Counsel Team Members 

FBC Of-Counsel members provide expertise in a variety of areas including human resources and organizational development, major gift fundraising, event fundraising, public relations and marketing, nonprofit law and governance and strategic planning.

Carrie Dyer

Megan Helmbrecht

MariBen Ramsey

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