Furniture Society Administration









Bill Hinman, CFRE, MBA
Executive Director

As a hobbyist, Bill likes to use found, barn, and re-purposed wood to build one-off furniture. His career began with supervision of 35 historic crafts and trades at an outdoor history museum. Today, in addition to serving as part-time executive director of The Furniture Society, he is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive who assists not-for-profit organizations with professional services in capital campaign management ($135+ million & 123% goal achieved on average), as well as strategic planning and general management.

Bill is a former museum director, holds a master of arts degree in history/historic preservation and an MBA degree from Wake Forest University, and regularly lectures and teaches on not-for-profit issues. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, NC Triad Chapter.

He and his wife of 40 years have three grown daughters and five grandchildren. His favorite adage is “If you think you can, or you think you can’t…you’re right!

David Fleming

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