Fayruz Benyousef, CFRE

Founder and Principal of FB Consulting

Fayruz Benyousef, CFRE is Founder and Principal of FB Consulting (also known as FBC). She is passionate about the vital space non-profit organizations hold in all communities and has made it her mission to support such organizations in a meaningful way.

As a seasoned certified fundraising professional, she has leveraged her 23 years of experience to implement transformational change and sustainable infrastructure in a variety of non-profit organizations. Known for her extraordinary method of solutions based problem-solving and strategic thinking; she is a philanthropy advisor and expert who is committed to the success of the entire organization.

Her team at FBC includes experts who bring decades of experience working with nonprofit organizations in the areas of:

  • Human Resource and Organizational Development
  • Legal Structures and Nonprofit Finance
  • Marketing, Communications and PR
  • Foundation Grant Writing and Strategy
  • Database Management, Selection and Efficiency
  • Annual Giving
  • Estates, Bequests, and Planned Giving
  • Major Gifts and Capital Campaign Readiness and Implementation

Fayruz has a vast and extensive background. The culmination of these experiences and skill sets makes her a proven entity among non-profits. She served as the CEO of an international NGO, Psychology Beyond Borders, a Partner with Dini Partners, a national consulting firm, where she was the youngest in the firm to make Partner, Development Director with Ballet Austin, and the Associate Director of Annual Giving at her alma mater, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  Currently, she has her own consulting practice, with a client base that spans the local, national and international levels.

Her professional expertise areas include: major gift philanthropy, capital campaign strategy and execution, organizational development, vision planning and facilitation, and leadership development. In addition to working with non-profit organizations, Fayruz is a frequently sought after keynote, presenter and coach at regional and national educational seminars on social sector management and fundraising topics.

Her campaign fundraising experience has leveraged over $500 Million for her clients from campaigns in the under $10MM to over $100MM.

For Fayruz, philanthropic responsibility and civic engagement is a fundamental part of her core values. She walks her talk by supporting the work of a variety of non-profits with her time and her own personal leadership giving. She served two terms as Board President for AFP – Austin where she helped to shape and implement the organization’s strategic goals, leveraging the fundraising profession and ethical philanthropic practice in the Austin community. She has been awarded the Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year award by AFP Austin in recognition of her work.

Fayruz is civically engaged with organizations including the Boards of the Sustainable Food Center, Trinity Episcopal School, Con Mi MADRE, The Texas Lyceum, and is a founding Board member of Libyan Hearts.  She is also part of the Leadership Team for the Central Texas Women’s Fund at the Austin Community Foundation. Fayruz was selected as a 2014 McBee Fellow by AARO – The Austin Area Research Organization, and was appointed in 2016 to serve as a Director of AARO, a highly esteemed civic and leadership group. She was also named a 2017 Ethics in Business and Community Award Winner. Fayruz resides in Austin with her husband Malek Ben-Musa and their daughter, Yara.