Graham-Pelton is a fundraising and management consulting firm for leading nonprofit organizations worldwide.

Our mission:
elevate philanthropy so nonprofits can flourish


We develop creative solutions as unique as our clients and as distinct as their needs.

giving and philanthropy

The collective generosity of humanity will propel us forward.

fundraising strategy
attraction and retention

organizational effectiveness

High-performing teams aren’t created by chance.

operational assessment
talent assessment and development
training and engagement
interim staffing

business intelligence

Information is knowledge and knowledge is power.

prospect profiling
database optimization
wealth screening and analysis
fundraising metrics

in the news

Our efforts empower the next generation of leaders and reinvent the future.

Children’s Museums partnership launched

Graham-Pelton to help ACM members strengthen fundraising capacity

$100 million grant awarded

To client International Rescue Committee by MacArthur Foundation

The Economist, NPR, Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch

Feature Elizabeth Zeigler as expert source

Patricia B. House, Ed.D.

featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

John Claughton named Senior Counsel

Describing his history in the school sector, he offers productive path forward for the industry

Expertise on GDPR

Featured in The NonProfit Times

insights with impact

Explore the intricate themes facing our industry.

Business IntelligenceHigher EducationIndustry InsightsFocused
March 21, 2018

Looking a gift horse in the mouth

How do you determine what kind of gifts you're going to accept and reject? If you work in development, this is a question you face…
Organizational EffectivenessIndustry InsightsOptimistic
March 8, 2018

Business as (not) usual: Proceeding with a campaign despite turnover

In our last post, we shared our top tips for ensuring success in your fundraising program despite staff and leadership transitions. There, we focused on…
Organizational EffectivenessIndustry InsightsOptimistic
March 6, 2018

Triumph despite turnover: Ensuring fundraising program success during leadership transitions

Recent studies confirm what we all know - transitions in fundraising staff and leadership are inevitable. Data demonstrates that the average tenure for development professionals…
Benchmarking SurveyReturn on Investment
February 13, 2018

Beyond Benchmarking: What the data can’t tell you

The title of this blog may strike you as a little odd, particularly given that Graham-Pelton Consulting recently partnered with IDPE to deliver the most…
Benchmarking SurveyReturn on Investment
December 20, 2017

Legacy giving and its possibilities

With non-legacy fundraising generating an incredible £172.5m for schools over the past two years and many reporting policies finding it difficult to account for legacy…
Benchmarking SurveyDonor-centric Giving
December 18, 2017

No such thing as an average school

The IDPE Benchmarking Report states that, “Understanding the make-up of the various audiences within your school will allow you to ascertain how much could be…

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March 21 through 24 | Seattle

Woodmark Summit

May 1 through 3 | Kansas City

Development Officers

May 8 | Pennington, NJ

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