Jim Boyle

Chief Development Officer

Jim brings more than 30 years of professional experience supporting nonprofit organizations by employing his visionary leadership, inclusive communications style, and a data-driven approach to cause based fundraising.

Jim serves as the Chief Development Office for the Charles Darwin Foundation managing all fundraising activities for this international organization. Prior to joining Charles Darwin Foundation, Jim served as the Vice President of Philanthropy for the Organization for Tropical Studies and as the Senior Director for Philanthropy at the University of Washington.

Complementing his development experience, Jim brings to bear his experiences in nonprofit management and public service having served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Interior and Director of several environmental organizations. In his community, Jim serves on the Whatcom Marine Resource Community and the Climate Impact Advisory Committee.

Jim holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Washington and Lee University. Jim lives in Bellingham, WA with Elizabeth and their two dogs – Rizzy and Baker. Jim and Elizabeth have two sons – Jackson a Junior at Gettysburg College and Thomas, a first-year student at the University of Utah.