Top Fundraising Consulting Firms


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Sometimes, regardless of how good and zealous your fundraising team is – it can be hard to juggle all the responsibilities and demands. Fundraising consulting firms can help your nonprofit organization meet your goals through a variety of skills, tools, insights, and fresh perspectives.

A fundraising consultant, sometimes called professional fundraisers, are seasoned pros – field marshals of the nonprofit world. They’ve usually got several years of experience under their belts running campaigns and managing donors for nonprofits, which is why many nonprofits consider hiring a professional fundraiser.

Nonprofit organizations often hire consultants to help with fundraising, board orientation and development, strategic planning, executive search, facility planning, membership promotion, marketing, public relations, and event planning. The best way to find a consultant is to begin here, and then to ask around.

Langley Innovations

James M. Langley, President of Langley Innovations, has pioneered practices that have been emulated by hundreds of institutions of higher learning. The knowledge he acquired from conceiving and conducting three path-breaking campaigns at three major institutions and the insight he gleaned from decades of research on donor behavior has been shared in five books, dozens of articles, hundreds of blog posts and scores of seminars, workshops and speeches. As a result, his expertise and insight, particularly on how institutions can adapt best to changing and unchanging philanthropic realities, is highly sought after by institutions and professional advancement organizations in the U.S. Canada, Europe, South America, New Zealand and Australia.

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1805 Greenspring Place
Unit 103
Frederick, MD 21702

The Advancement Group

The Advancement Group’s flagship outsourced planned giving program is built to provide organizations of all kinds the support needed to implement, launch, and maintain a successful planned giving program.

Through the use of The Advancement Group’s DISCOVERx service, we are able to provide actionable information on your donors to identify who the right prospects are for planned giving conversations and communication, annual fund programs and major gift outreach.

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7315 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74136


Graham-Pelton works across the entire philanthropic landscape and provides sector-specific expertise tailored to each client’s unique needs.

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5 Penn Plaza
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

CCS Fundraising

CCS is a Strategic Fundraising Firm who partners with nonprofits for transformational change. Amidst the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, CCS Fundraising is continuing to elevate causes and strengthen programs for continued success using tried-and-true practices and innovative approaches.

CCS Fundraising

2 North Riverside Plaza
Suite 1875
Chicago IL 60606

Schultz & Williams

Schultz & Williams partners with outstanding, inspiring clients to make a difference in an ever-changing world. For more than 30 years, our dedicated and talented team of consultants has empowered nonprofits to positively affect millions of lives through their work in areas like healthcare, education, the environment, international medical relief, animal welfare, social justice and the future of our cultural institutions.

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One Penn Center
1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Marts & Lundy is the leading philanthropic consulting firm that serves non-profit organizations including colleges, universities, schools, health and cultural institutions.

Since 1926, Marts & Lundy has been the innovative leader in promoting successful philanthropic programs, counseling clients in fundraising fundamentals such as major gift strategies, planned giving, capital campaign planning and management, communications and prospect research.

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160 Chubb Avenue
Suite 303
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Barb Kappel

Fundraising with Confidence. Barb is a trusted resource for notable nonprofits throughout the Baltimore and Washington Metro Region.  As major gifts fundraising coach she offers, a simplified approach to fund development that instills confidence and delivers results. Barb Kappel physically resides with her family in Annapolis, Maryland, but her client list spans the country. If your organization is ready to launch a targeted and meaningful major gifts strategy, don’t delay, visit to learn more about how you can get started.

RKD Group

More than 400 nonprofit organizations across North America have chosen to partner with RKD Group for one simple reason: We deliver breakthrough results. RKD helps build relationships with donors to fuel nonprofits’ mission to make the world more humane, just and compassionate. Our team members are dedicated experts who help organizations stay ahead of the shifting marketing and fundraising landscape. RKD provides cutting-edge omnichannel solutions, including traditional direct mail and full-spectrum digital, in addition to mid and major donor engagement, capital campaign support, gift catalogs, DRTV and more.
RKD Group

2701 North Dallas Parkway
Suite 650
Plano, TX 75093

Gail Perry

Gail Perry is an international fundraising consultant, keynote speaker, trainer and philanthropy leader, with deep expertise in major gift and capital campaign fundraising. Her Fired-Up Fundraising approach, developed over the past 30 years, helps nonprofits attract the major gifts that they are leaving on the table, and stage wildly successful capital campaigns. They give nonprofit organizations and leaders the inspiration, training and skills to raise more money to fund missions that can change the world.

Gail Perry Group

North Carolina, USA

The Alford Group

The Alford Group is a professional consulting partner helping board leaders, organizational management and community stakeholders improve the effectiveness of their mission-based, not-for-profit organizations. The Alford Group helps a wide range of not-for-profit organizations in all areas of the sector and at all stages of growth serve their communities with leadership, relevance, and sustainability. They advise and support in critical areas such as fundraising, governance and organizational strategy help their clients thrive.

The Alford Group

100 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 910
Chicago, IL 60602

Generous Change

We’re obsessed with helping nonprofits raise more money and change the world. We bring a combined 30 years of fundraising experience and have personally raised over $70 million for arts, education and environment as staff and volunteers. We’ve led virtual and in-person workshops for universities, community foundations and nonprofits across the country, providing fundraisers and volunteers tactical tools, simple, actionable strategies and fun inspirational new ways to raise more money. We don’t just talk about fundraising. We’ve done it.


BWF is an international fundraising consulting and services company headquartered in North America. As both experts in complex philanthropy and the leading innovator in the field, BWF brings both a global perspective and local know-how, providing deep cross-sector strategic and tactical solutions to advance the clients’ fundraising abilities. It is why clients turn to BWF as their trusted partner, expanding their knowledge and abilities through panoramic view of philanthropy.


7900 Xerxes Avenue South
Suite 980
Minneapolis, MN, 55431

J.F. Smith Group

The J.F. Smith Group is a project management firm in fund-raising.J.F. Smith Group emphasizes the term “project management” because they become a member of your team. Their associates are extremely hands-on and help manage every phase of a feasibility study and capital campaign. Instead of cheering you on from the sidelines, they are in the game with you, assisting you every step of the way.

Since 1991, the J.F. Smith Group has successfully assisted more than 150 clients in raising a total of over $2.5 billion. The J.F. Smith Group brings more than 100 years of combined fund-raising experience to your project.

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P.O. Box 1197
Alabama 36830-1197

The Fundraising Coach is committed to making it ridiculously easy for people to access fundraising training. Founded by worldwide fundraising training Marc A. Pitman, FundraisingCoach is known as a blog with hundreds of free fundraising articles and social media strategy tips.It is a hub for executive coaching both in person and through tools like Fundraising Kick and the Extreme Fundraising Email newsletter and a place to purchase fundraising and marketing books, DVDs, webinars, and audio training.

The Fundraising Coach

2435 East North Sreet
Ste 1108-171
Greenville, SC 29615

Aspire Research Group

Aspire Research Group is a fundraising research consulting firm specializing in major gifts and campaigns. Aspire Research Groupworks with organizations around the globe that are struggling to find the right prospects, concerned about asking for the right-sized gifts, or know they need to use prospect research but are not sure how to get started

Aspire Research Group

701 S. Howard Ave.
Ste 106-447
Tampa FL 33606-2473


Donorly was founded on the premise that donor research is an essential element for all successful development operations — but they knew that small shops needed a cost-effective solution to hiring a full-time staff member. Donorly designed a way to provide professional donor research to even the smallest nonprofit teams, and have expanded along the way. Donorly provides small organizations with all the tools that larger ones have in-house.


1460 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

DNL OmniMedia, Inc

DNL Omnimedia works exclusively with nonprofit organizations. DNL Omnimedia’s mission is to make technology work seamlessly for their constituents and staff. DNL Omnimedia wants their clients to spend more time on their goals and less time struggling with code and data.


17 Collegeview Ave.
NY 12603

Averill Fundraising Solutions

Averill Fundraising Solutions is a full-service fundraising consulting firm. The Averill team has combined nearly 60 years of experience serving secondary and higher education, hospitals and medical centers, academic medicine, faith-based organizations, global health organizations, human service organizations, professional and membership societies, arts and cultural organizations, and civic and social groups.

Averill Fundraising Solutions

680 Fifth Avenue
Suite 201
New York, NY 10019

Grants Plus

Founded in 2007, Grants Plus partners with client organizations as their trusted advisors to identify funders, recommend grant strategies, write compelling proposals, and make long-term gains.

Grants Plus

1422 Euclid Ave
Suite 650
Cleveland, OH 44115

Aly Sterling Philanthropy

The Aly Sterling Philanthropy is a partnership-driven consulting firm powering fundraising, strategic planning and board leadership solutions for the well-positioned nonprofit organizations.They provide fundraising, board governance and strategic planning services to organizations of all shapes and sizes.

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3656 Rugby Drive
Suite 4
Toledo, Ohio 43614

Aspen Leadership Group

Aspen Leadership Group (ALG) supports exceptional careers in philanthropy, helping fundraising leaders see the horizon and recruit, train, and inspire diverse, inclusive, and high-performing teams. Aspen Leadership Group’s search services and leader-to-leader consulting focus on building a team and a culture that enable an organization to engage all of its potential donors and volunteers and to drive unprecedented fundraising results.

Aspen Leadership Group

P.O. Box 1212
CO 81612

Big Duck

Big Duck has been developing the voices of determined nonprofits for decades, so they’ve honed their process and structure to make communications projects manageable for the clients while delivering exceptional results.

20 Jay Street
Suite 524
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Saad&Shaw is unique among fundraising consultancies.Saad&Shaw exists to help all of its diverse clients become more creative, more efficient, more capable, and ultimately more self-sufficient, so that they may achieve success in all areas – including fundraising.

20 Jay Street
Suite 524
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Arthur Alley Associated

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 their 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 their mission.

Arthur Alley

57 Eastbrooke Street
Jackson MS39216

Ignite Philanthropy

The Ignite Philanthropy team is led by former non-profit and private sector executives that have decades of experience in all aspects of philanthropy including grant making, project assessment, fundraising, research, strategic planning, communication and project management. Their diverse experience gives Ignite Philanthropy an unparalleled ability to advise and support their foundation, corporate, family and non-profit clients in their quest to achieve positive change across the globe.

Ignite Philanthropy

308 E 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates

Since 1994, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates has taken an authentic, strategic approach to philanthropic consulting. Their experienced consultants help their clients achieve high standards – and they set high standards for themselves.

JGA recognizes that each client is unique. They offer client-focused, highly customized solutions — not a “cookie-cutter” approach or a standard model for organizations to follow. They take time to understand their clients’ organizational culture and the communities in which they operate.

29 South Park Blvd.
Greenwood, IN 46143

Plentiful Philanthropy

Plentiful is a strategic advising consultancy focused on the connections between non-profit organizations and those who support them. Plentiful aims to raise the effectiveness of philanthropy. When a donor’s passion for a cause and an organization’s pursuit of a mission are in mutually-fulfilling alignment, outcomes of significance can happen.

P.O. Box 1013
Dublin, OH 43017

The Yunker Group, Inc. (TYG)

Founded as Smith Beers Yunker & Company in 1995 on the principle Helping Others Make a Difference, The Yunker Group offers guidance to volunteer leaders to help them govern more passionately, choose C-level executives more strategically, and steward funds more effectively.

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The Hunter Building
6600 Clough Pike
Cincinnati, Ohio 45244

Jaros Strategy

Jaros Strategy created a consulting practice for nonprofits using a unique approach.Jaros Strategy integrates fundraising and communications strategies on every project with every client, setting their clients on paths to successful campaigns and long-term sustainability.Through decades working as senior leaders in-house and as external consultants with nonprofits of every size and sector, they have experienced the power of this integration of fundraising and communications.They know it is critical in this increasingly uncertain times.Board leaders and executive directors appreciate their approach, and they turn to Jaros when facing opportunities, changes or challenges.

klein & roth consulting

klein & roth consultingis a team of five seasoned fundraisers and organizational leaders with decades of experience working on issues of racial, economic, gender and environmental justice. They have also worked with arts, legal and immigrant rights, and social service organizations all over the United States, as well as internationally.

Klein & Roth Consulting

PO Box 71105
Oakland, CA 94612


BrightDot’s unique and powerful fundraising consulting and coaching techniques work wonders in delivering larger and more generous donations each and every time.The BrightDot approach delivers excellent results in boosting fundraising for your organization. Taken together, though — that’s where the real magic happens. When you combine all three aspects of BrightDot together, their synergy powers your fundraising to unheard of levels.


7424 Chapel Hill Rd.
Suite 104
Raleigh, NC 27607

Barber and Associates

Barber & Associates is a boutique fundraising consulting firm focused on helping non-profit organizations achieve their full fundraising potential. They work with both small and large organizations to help integrate best practices into their work enabling them to grow their donor pools. Barber & Associates specializes in campaign strategy, major gift officer trainings, specialized donor engagement initiatives, feasibility studies and recruiting.

Barber & Associates

District of Columbia, USA

Amy Eisenstein, LLC

Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, has been a development professional and fundraising consultant for more than 20 years.

Recognized as a leading expert in her field, Amy Eisenstein has helped small and large nonprofits alike raise millions of dollars through major gift and capital campaigns, board development, annual fund campaigns, direct mail, and planned gift solicitations.

Amy Eisenstein, LLC

PO Box 686
Westfield, NJ 07090

Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt

Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt believes that their experience speaks for itself. Every consultant has senior-level development experience formed as advancement officers for an impressive array of nonprofits.They provide consultation backed by hands-on fundraising experience and proven track records. Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt’s diverse backgrounds encompass higher education, independent schools, major cultural organizations, social services, religious institutions, and health care agencies nationwide.

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2 North Riverside Plaza
Suite 1875
Chicago IL 60606

Nonprofit Megaphone

Nonprofit Megaphone specializes in Google Grant management for nonprofits, helping 501c3 organizations acquire and take maximum advantage of the $10,000/month Google Ad Grant so they can better share their mission and stories with the world.

Struck by the power of the Google Ad Grant, we wondered why more nonprofits were not utilizing it. We surveyed hundreds of organizations and found that 75% of eligible nonprofits either had not heard of or were not currently using the Google Grant. This means tens of thousands of organizations are missing out on millions in free online ad budget.

We are here to change that.

Whole Whale

Whole Whale is a B Corp digital agency that leverages data and tech to increase the impact of social impact organizations.Whole Whale provides analytics, content marketing, and advertising services to socially conscious companies and nonprofits.In their spare time, Whole Whale develops products like,, and online courses.

  • Case Studies
  • Speaking
  • Sponsored Contents
  • Analytics
  • Digital Advertising
  • Digital Fundraising
  • Google Ad Grant
Whole Whale

2 North Riverside Plaza
Suite 1875
Chicago IL 60606

Bristol Strategy

Bristol Strategy is an expert in managing fundraising for maximum impact of your nonprofit organization. They are the designers of Fundraising the SMART Way, a training, coaching and technology solution for helping your development team produce consistent, predictable income growth, retain donors and other funders for years, and create great places for your clients to solve their problems and your staff to work with joy. Bristol Strategy loves to work with nonprofits and NGO’s throughout North America, and in some other countries.

  • Real-World Research on Staff Fundraising Productivity
  • Innovative Management Practices
  • Use of Continuous Improvement Techniques
  • Technology
Bristol Strategy

1100 SW 130th Ave.
Suite H-411
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Brian Lacy and Associates

Brian Lacy and Associates is a fundraising and data services firm with more than 30 years of experience that provides leading industry resources and veteran talent to maximize what your team can do across the giving spectrum.

  • Consulting and Audits
  • Data and Wealth
  • Solicitations and Appeals
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Constituent Services
Brian Lacy and Associates

3122 Gannett Street
Houston, TX 77025


Pursuant have helped hundreds of leading organizations grow supporters in a modern way.Pursuant is a passionate team of nonprofit leaders, technologists and investors creating a platform for good.They believe in friends and partners and work for those who give and those who dedicate their lives to improving our world.

  • Giving Platform (Decode Your Supporters)
  • Concierge Giving (Direct Response Services)
  • Giving Genome Project (Benchmarking & Research)

15660 Dallas Pkwy
STE 1000, Dallas

The Helen Brown Group

The Helen Brown Group is a full-service prospect development consultancy, working with not-for-profit clients of all sizes and every type of mission around the world.

  • Dedicated Consulting Support
  • A la carte reports
  • Data Insight (Analytics)
  • Strategic advice, audits, and training
  • Wealth Screening Assistance
  • Customized News Alerts
The Helen Brown Group

489 Mt. Auburn Street
Suite 4
Watertown, MA 02472

Westfall Gold

Westfall Gold is a major donor fundraising agency with a breakthrough program tomove donors from transactional to transformational giving, bond them to their vision, and turn supporters into ambassadors.

PO Box 81712
Atlanta, GA 30366

Heller Consulting

Heller Consulting partners with nonprofit organizations and help them unlock the potential of CRM technology to achieve their missions. Heller Consulting empowers you with the tools you need to make a greater impact. They develop and implement a clear CRM strategy and ecosystem designed to fuel your mission, enhance your communications, and scale your work so you can reach your organizational goals.

5 Penn Plaza
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Greater Mission

Greater Mission helps organizations, dioceses, parishes, churches, agencies and ministries advance their mission through capital campaign, stewardship, and mission advancement services. Greater Mission’s passion is to inspire faithful charity and to help the client fulfill its great mission potential.

Greater Mission

PO Box 6347
Providence, RI 02940

Richner + Richner

Richner + Richner serves those who heal, teach, inspire, enrich, and provide. They help your non-profit organization fulfill its mission by providing industry leadership, a rigorous process, and best practices. Richner + Richner’s mission is to give you the tools to better serve more individuals and increase the impact of every dollar.

117 North First Street
Suite 10
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Mission Minded

Mission Minded is a branding firm that works exclusively with nonprofit organizations.

Mission Minded believes that a brand that sets you apart is essential to a nonprofit’s success. Every day, they guide nonprofits to uncover the big, bold idea that will attract more people to their work because in today’s world, a worthy mission is not enough. You’ve got to communicate what makes you unique at every opportunity.

Mission Minded

San Francisco, California

Thompson Habib Denison

Founded in 1989, THD is a direct marketer who shares a passion for working with nonprofits. They understand that data-driven fundraising and sound strategies lead to success.

Thompson Habib Denison

55 Old Bedford Road
Suite 201
Lincoln, MA 01773 USA

The Angeletti Group

The Angeletti Group has worked with more than 100 of the nation’s leading colleges, universities, independent schools, medical centers, religious organizations, and nonprofits to build and implement extraordinary programs that have strengthened every aspect of their client partners’ advancement strategies.

The Angeletti Group

Harrison House, 17 Village Road
P.O. Box 188
New Vernon, NJ 07976


Your donor’s philanthropic journey begins with you. I’ll be your guide. So you can be your donor’s guide. Match your passion to your donor’s passion. Fan the flames of passion by inviting folks on a transformative journey – one that will stoke donor fires and meaningfully fulfill the desires of both you and your investors. Become a passionate philanthropy facilitator and you’ll become much more than a forgettable fundraiser. Your meaningful work will live on as a legacy.

Ahern Communications

Tom Ahern is “one of the world’s leading authorities” on how to speak properly – and profitably – to donors.

10 Johnson Rd
Foster, RI 02825

Synergies in Philanthropy

Synergies in Philanthropy Consulting (Synergies) activates team-centered innovation and creative and synergistic solutions for visionary companies, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropies.

Synergies specializes in fundraising, cross-border giving, and stakeholder engagement. By blending consulting with facilitation and coaching, Synergies helps clients optimize outcomes in the virtual space and the 21st century distributed workplace.


Encore exists to help philanthropic leaders successfully adapt to today’s increasingly complex environment that features new challenges and opportunities at every turn.

Get Fully Funded

Find out how we can help you learn to raise funds for your nonprofit! We’re so excited that you’re interested in learning more about how to raise funds and grow your nonprofit! Fundraising can be confusing and overwhelming. The faster you learn how to raise funds, the faster you can fulfill your nonprofit’s mission and change more lives. And we can help.

312 Grove Street
Loudon, TN 37774

Ignited Fundraising Consulting

You’ll walk away with easy-to-implement strategies & tools from Lori’s keynote, training session or board retreat. Lori inspires even the most-weary or overworked nonprofit staff and board members by building on what is already working. With a passion for the positive & storytelling focus, Lori helps you find the it’s possible mind-set to most any fundraising challenge

Veritus Group

Veritus Group is committed to transforming non-profit mid, major and planned gift programs to deliver measurable impact to both the donor and to the clients we serve.

838 East High St. #292
Lexington, KY 40502

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