Dr. James Johnson to Help Steer Development Efforts of “The Habitat Organization”

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce Dr. James Johnson as the newly hired Great Plains Development Officer. Sharing a lifelong passion for the outdoors and upland hunting, Johnson will work closely with members and supporters to increase organizational charitable giving in the name of wildlife habitat conservation efforts nationwide.

Johnson will be responsible for working in collaboration with Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever team members, volunteers, and associates to develop new private, corporate, and public funding relationships with the goal of accelerating the organization’s mission of wildlife habitat conservation. “It is truly an honor to be invited to work on this team.  To be associated with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is an awesome privilege. I am very excited to help build the legacy of our great cause,” stated Johnson.  Additionally, developing a stronger culture of philanthropy among Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever constituents is a position priority. This includes but is not limited to: charitable gifts, real estate, endowments, grant funding, memorials, wills and living trusts, and partnership support through specific corporate programs.

"We’re extremely excited to add Dr. James Johnson to the Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever team,” conveyed Jordan Martincich, development director for Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever. “James has done it all as a fundraising professional and we're pleased his passion for wildlife habitat and upland bird hunting led him to the role of Development Officer with ‘The Habitat Organization.’ His expertise will be a vital asset to our mission as we grow the organization’s impact."

Dr. James Johnson – Omaha, Nebraska

Dr. James Johnson is serving as the organization’s Great Plains Development Officer and is based at his office is Omaha, Nebraska. Johnson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lubbock Christian University in 1979 before moving forward to earn his Master’s degree and a Doctoral degree from Texas Tech University in 82’ and 86’. 
Johnson began his professional fundraising career in 1988 and since that time, has led several major fundraising efforts and capital projects throughout the United States, including a highly successful $20 million university campaign where he served as Senior Vice President for Advancement & External Affairs. Rounding out his development experience, Johnson has worked for the prestigious fundraising firm of Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners (Chicago) and also as a fundraising instructor for the Institute for Charitable Giving.
While Johnson has deep experience in fundraising, he has also won numerous awards for public speaking and training.  Among his personal achievements, Johnson was presented the Public Service Award by President George W. Bush, as well as the Citizen of the Year Award in San Angelo, Texas.  Furthermore, he is the author of the book, “Why is No One Following Me?” and has also been featured in West Virginia Magazine and Omaha Magazine.

About Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 149,000 members and 720 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $708 million on 517,000 habitat projects benefiting 15.8 million acres nationwide. 
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