Who We Are
Arthur Alley was founded in 2006 by Derek D. Alley and the late Rev. Dr. William L. Arthur as a niche philanthropic consulting firm focused on providing honest and strategic guidance for our clients. With Arthur Alley consultants as a partner, a wide variety of organizations have planned for the future, secured funding, and strengthened their ability to further your mission.
Arthur Alley consultants become partners in the work at hand. Respect for each client and dedication to ethical standards yield results.
The late William Arthur was a driving force in setting out the values of Arthur Alley and his legacy in the philanthropic community continues to shape the organization.
Derek D. Alley, CFRE
Co-founder and President
With more than 25 years experience in development/fundraising, Derek’s work in this arena has afforded him significant experience in planning, implementation, and management of the strategies to bolster your organization’s mission, programs and services.
Prior to co-founding Arthur Alley in May 2006, Derek served as the Divisional Resource Development Director for The Salvation Army’s Georgia Division. In this role, he worked with individuals, corporations, and foundations that have the ability to make major gifts to benefit the organization’s programs and services. Derek was honored as Resource Development Department Director of the Year for the Southern Territory. In addition, he served as Associate Executive Director for Advancement for the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth located in Canaan, New York.
Derek has been active in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) on a local, state, and international level and has served on multiple not-for-profit organization boards in his community. As a Presbyterian elder, Derek has also been engaged in the life of his local congregation. He currently serves as Membership Committee Co-chair of the Giving Institute.
Ann’s varied professional career spans the nonprofit and corporate worlds. She consults regularly on human resources issues as well as grant writing and reporting, development and fundraising, strategic planning, and board and staff training. Ann honed these skills while serving as senior staff at a startup nonprofit in the Mississippi Delta, the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, and currently as Director of Community Development and Partnerships for Teach for America, Mississippi.
Previously she worked for 10 years as an officer of a publicly traded company (DPL on NYSE), where she managed human resources, public relations, legal issues and merger transition. Additionally, she launched and administered the corporate giving program at
Delta and Pine Land Company and served as the corporate ethics officer. Ann is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in English with postgraduate courses in communications and fundraising, and is nationally certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Ann J. Shackelford
Steve has almost 20 years of development experience, working with organizations large and small. His focus has covered annual giving, major gifts, grant writing, integrated marketing, digital strategy, events, donor management systems, and board development. Steve specializes in development assessments and planning. He is a graduate of Chicago's North Park University with a degree in business administration and a graduate certificate in fundraising management.
Steve has a rich history with The Salvation Army, having been raised as a 4th generation member of the organization. He has continued to serve the group in a variety of professional and volunteer roles throughout the country.
An avid traveler and basketball enthusiast, Steve resides in North Carolina with his wife Claire, son Arno, and Cuzco, quite possibly the cutest dog in the world.
Steve W. Waiksnoris
Bay St. Louis Little Theatre
Bay St. Louis, MS
Kentuck Art Center
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Mississippi Museum of Art
Center for Ministry at Millsaps College
The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation
St. Dominic Health Services Foundation
Wesley Meadows Health Foundation
Healthcare Foundation for North Mississippi
Aldersgate Retirement Community
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Travelers Rest, SC
Clover Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church
Fernandina Beach, FL
University of Southern Mississippi Wesley Foundation
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina
Make – A – Wish Foundation of the Mid South
Krislund Camp and Conference Center
Camp Hidden Lake
South Carolina Home at Montreat
Stewpot Community Services
Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
Hope Enterprise Corporation
Women’s Foundation of Colorado
YMCAs of Metropolitan Mississippi
Junior League of Jackson
Spencer Perkins Center for Reconciliation and Community Development
The Mississippi Alliance of Non-Profits and Philanthropy
The Salvation Army
Hot Springs, AR
St. Petersburg, FL
Warner Robins, GA
New Orleans, LA
Elizabeth City, NC
Morehead City, NC