Kurt Moore

Director of Foundation Relations
Lindner Hall - Arts & Sciences 200A
2345 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
kmoore28@elon.edu (336) 278-5657

Brief Biography

Twenty five years in nonprofit and institutional advancement and intellectual property management.  Experience in staff/program management; grant & proposal writing;  fundraising; and intellectual property development, protection, commercialization and licensing.  Instructor and lecturer in nonprofit management and intellectual property.  Private sector experience in business development and consulting.


  • MA  Southern Illinois University (Anthropology)
  • AB   University of Illinois - Urbana (Anthropology)
  • BFA University of Illinois - Urbana (Art History/Studio)

Courses Taught

  • “Fundraising for NonProfits” (PAD6206) - Florida Atlantic University (Spring 2010, Summer 2011);
  • "Fundraising and Fund Development" (PAD4936/5935) - Florida State University (Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Fall 2005)

Leadership Positions

  • President, Friends of Daggerwing Nature Center (2009-2011), Boca Raton, FL
  • Tallahassee Technology Alliance: Chair – Education Committee (2004-2006); Board Member (2006)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals - Tallahasse (FL) Chapter: Director (2005); Treasurer (2006)
  • President, Birdsong Nature Center (2002-2005), Board Member (1999-2002),Thomasville, GA



  • Private Sector, Foundations and other Non-Governmental Funders.  CRC Grants Workshop. Florida State University, Tallahassee. June & August, 2004; August 2005; May 2006.
  • Intellectual Property 101 (with Jack Sams).  Compliance and Research Administration Training and Education Program (CReATE).  Florida State University.  May, August, November, 2005; March 2006..
  • Industry-University Relationships at Establishing and Maintaining an Effective and Efficient Technology Transfer Presence:  The Sequel. Pre-conference Workshop. 12th Annual Meeting, National Sponsored Programs Administrators Alliance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Jackson, MS. June 2006.
  • Grantmakers and Grantmaking: An Inside View.  Breakout Session for newcomers. NonProfit Success Forum.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL. March 2007.
  • Working with the Private Sector (with Steve Nappi).  Faculty workshop.  Florida Atlantic University. April 2007.
  • Philanthropic and External Funding: Not the Usual Suspects.  Funding the Gap Fund.  Workshop, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.  March 2008.
  • University Gap Funding.  The Funding Gap: The Gap Between Research Grants and Financial Investments.  Workshop, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.  February  2009.
  • Florida Atlantic University: Angels, Technology Transfer, and Entrepreneurship Education. (with Kimberly Gramm and Rhys Williams) University-Angel Mini-Conference, Tuscon, AZ.  March 23, 2009.
  • Alternative Funding Sources for Start-Ups and Small Business.  Panelist at Angel Investment Forum of Florida, Jupiter, FL. Oct  2009.
  • Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks:  What Nonprofits Need to Know about Intellectual Property.  Florida Nonprofit Conference, West Palm Beach, FL. Mar  2010
  • Fundraising and Capital Gifts: Ways to Meet In-Kind Requirements. Florida Head Start Leadership Conference. Orlando, September , 2010.
  • Grantsmanship: Overview & Getting Started. City of Dania Beach (FL) Grants Advisory Board.  Part 1 Feb 2011; Part 2 Sep 2011
  • Remember, Not Everyone Tweets:  Understanding Your Audience in the Digital Age. Planet Philanthropy Conference. Jacksonville, FL. June 2011.
  • What’s Wrong with This Picture? Ethics Considerations for the Nonprofit, Fundraiser & Donor. Planet Philanthropy Conference. Jacksonville, FL. June 2011.
  • Corporate Relations from the College Perspective. Corporate Relations Strategies for Undergraduate Liberal Arts Colleges Conference.  Lafayette College, PA.  June 2012.

Professional Activities

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
  • Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers (NACRO)
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2)
  • EDC of South Florida - Biotech Conference Program Planning Committee (2009-2011)
  • Florida Research Consortium – Technology Transfer Conference Program Planning Committee (2004-2006)

Professional Development

  • 2004  Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE International)
  • 2004  Certificate - Compliance in Research Administration Training & Education (Florida State University)
  • 2003  Basic Licensing Course (Association of University Technology Managers)
  • 2001  Certificate in Financial Planning (Florida State University)