John Coggin is a transnational consultant with expertise in philanthropy, organizational capacity building, and community engagement. From his home base in the United Kingdom, he brings a global perspective to his work with nonprofits and universities on institutional fundraising, strategic development, and public affairs.
John currently serves as a senior advisor at the NC Rural Center, where he manages fundraising relationships with government, corporate, and foundation partners. He has additional experience in grant writing, capital campaigns, and development strategy for the Care4Carolina advocacy coalition, the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University, and the Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham (UK). Along with his fundraising expertise, John brings understanding of the grant-making side of philanthropy from his work in community relations with PNC Bank and as chair of the Longleaf Collective giving circle at the Triangle Community Foundation.
John has a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from NC State University. He is pursuing a PhD from Durham University (UK) in the sociology of religion, with a thesis comparing religious and secular approaches to leadership. John is a member of the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors and has previously served as chair of the Arts NC State Advisory Board. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring hidden corners of Europe and plotting how to introduce NC BBQ and hushpuppies to the UK.