Graham-Pelton is a fundraising 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.

Accepting funds from tainted donors

Vice President David Allyn says nonprofits shouldn’t be so quick to reject these gifts in a Washington Post op-ed

When Donors Make Things Complicated

Article by Vice President Stuart Sullivan featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Transforming young lives: Fundraising for bursaries

Book by former senior counsel John Claughton looking at bursary fundraising in independent schools

New Senior Advisor Joins Graham-Pelton

Walt Edwards brings decades of fundraising experience and leadership in the healthcare sector to the firm

Announcing two new service lines

Quotients Talent Optimization & Cybersecurity Readiness for Nonprofits

Ace Your First Fundraising Campaign

Vice President David Allyn outlines the critical strategy elements that need to be considered when planning a fundraising campaign

insights with impact

Explore the intricate themes facing our industry.

Nonprofit ManagementOrganizational Effectiveness
January 14, 2020

A New Year’s Resolution for Your Nonprofit

“A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and…
Giving & Philanthropy
December 10, 2019

Are we really not asking for money?

There is a pervasive myth around the number one reason major donors don’t give. Can you guess what it may be? I suspect so: “Donors…
Giving & Philanthropy
December 10, 2019

Who are we, anyway?

Have you noticed how many different job titles fundraisers have? We may be in Development or Advancement or External Relations, and we may be Directors…
Fundraising Best Practices
February 3, 2020

Your data tells a story: Are you listening?

Do you want to grow planned giving? Do you have a shrinking annual fund? Is your fundraising campaign stalled? Take a look at what your…
Fundraising Best PracticesGiving & Philanthropy
October 30, 2019

Tips for Successful Healthcare Fundraising

Although the principles of good fundraising are universal, applying them to healthcare requires adaptation. At Graham-Pelton, we understand the nuances of successful fundraising in the…
Fundraising Best PracticesGiving & Philanthropy
October 24, 2019

Giving Tuesday Part Three: How to make your day a success story

Note: This is Part Three of a three-part series about Giving Tuesday. Be sure to visit Part One: A History of Giving Tuesday and Part…

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Meet us or hear us speak at these upcoming industry events.

CASE District II Conference

23-25 February  | Baltimore, MD

NYSAIS Institutional Advancement Conference

8-10 March | New Paltz, NY

CASE District I Conference

11-13 March | Boston, MA

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We enable nonprofit organizations to solve the most complex challenges of our day.

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