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.

The Team

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.

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

Senior Consultant

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, CFRE

Senior Consultant

Charles Nutt

Senior Counsel

Chuck’s career paths bring to Arthur Alley more than 20 years in pastoral ministry and 22 years in fundraising development experience. This combination serves well with all charitable organizations, but it especially provides him with an insider perspective and awareness of the purposes, challenges, and opportunities unique to Christian nonprofit organizations.

Chuck has served The Salvation Army at the local (Jackson, Mississippi), divisional (Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi; Maryland and West Virginia), and national (The Salvation Army World Service Office) levels. He has served as a Vice President for Development at private educational institutions, and with Resource Services, Incorporated (RSI), he conducted consulting services, campaign readiness studies, and capital campaign direction from Alaska to Florida.

Chuck holds the Certificate of Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from The Fund Raising School, Lily Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. He currently resides with his wife, Beth, in Clinton, Mississippi. In addition to three married adult children, Beth and Chuck are Grammy and Papa to five granddaughters and one grandson.

Juli Pattison, M.S., CFRE

Associate Counsel

With more than 30 years of experience in fundraising, Juli brings a holistic approach to the team that connects all stakeholders to the mission of the organization. Her experience in board and staff engagement, combined with her planning and action-oriented focus helps drive mission growth through philanthropy.​

Juli led fund development teams for numerous nonprofit organizations, including The Salvation Army, Tulane and University of New Orleans, and more.  Under her leadership, Juli was the primary liaison to agency boards in strategic planning, board engagement, and major gift fundraising.  Also a skillful and strategic grant writer, Juli created curriculum for and leads a grant writing workshop for fundraising professionals.

For her work in fundraising, Juli was formally recognized by The Salvation Army Southern Territory and by the Baton Rouge and New Orleans Advisory Boards for successfully exceeding goal in major gift funding campaigns.

Juli received her CFRE status in 2000 and has been active in the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  In 2014, she received the New Orleans Chapter as Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year Award.

Our Clients


Bay St. Louis Little Theatre

Bay St. Louis, MS

Kentuck Art Center

Northport, AL

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

Laurel, MS

Mississippi Museum of Art

Jackson, MS

Southaven Arts Council

Southaven, MS


Center for Ministry at Millsaps College

Jackson, MS

The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation

Hattiesburg, MS

Health Services

St. Dominic Health Services Foundation

Jackson, MS

Wesley Meadows Health Foundation

Hernando, MS

Healthcare Foundation for North Mississippi

Tupelo, MS

Aldersgate Retirement Community

Meridian, MS

Faith Communities

Trinity Presbyterian Church

Travelers Rest, SC


Clover Presbyterian Church

Clover, SC


First Presbyterian Church

Gainesville, GA


First Presbyterian Church

Spartanburg, SC


First Presbyterian Church   

Fernandina Beach, FL

Fondren Presbyterian Church

Jackson, MS

University of Southern Mississippi Wesley Foundation

Hattiesburg, MS

Children's Services

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi

Jackson, MS

Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina

Greenville, SC

Make – A – Wish Foundation of the Mid South

Memphis, TN

Krislund Camp and Conference Center  

Madisonburg, PA

Camp Hidden Lake

Jackson, MS

Camp Albemarle

Newport, NC

Community Services

South Carolina Home at Montreat

Montreat, NC

Stewpot Community Services

Jackson, MS

Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project

Jackson, MS

Our House

Greenville, MS

Hope Enterprise Corporation

Jackson, MS

Women’s Foundation of Colorado

Denver, CO

YMCAs of Metropolitan Mississippi

Jackson, MS

Junior League of Jackson

Jackson, MS

Spencer Perkins Center for Reconciliation and Community Development

Jackson, MS

The Mississippi Alliance of Non-Profits and Philanthropy

Jackson, MS

The Salvation Army

Mobile, AL

Florence, AL
Hot Springs, AR

Watsonville, CA

Pueblo, CO

Leesburg, FL

Tampa, FL
St. Petersburg, FL

Stuart, FL

Savannah, GA

Columbus, GA

Macon, GA
Warner Robins, GA

Chicago, IL

Hopkinsville, KY

New Orleans, LA

Lafayette, LA

Alexandria, LA

Baltimore, MD

Salisbury, MD

Lansing, MI

McComb, MS

Greenville, MS

Tupelo, MS

Jackson, MS

Wilmington, NC

Elizabeth City, NC

Fayetteville, NC

Morehead City, NC

Concord, NC

Burlington, NC

Sanford, NC

Tulsa, OK

Ardmore, OK

Florence, SC

Anderson, SC

Murfreesboro, TN

Fairfax, VA

Richmond, VA

Sheridan, WY

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