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.

ASAE Guide to Consulting Services

Senior Vice President Jennifer Harris featured in Nov/Dec issue

UnidosUS launches campaign publicly

efforts featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Ross-CASE Report Highlights

Graham-Pelton’s senior leaders offer key takeaways from 2018 report

Children’s Museums partnership

Microsite outlines past, future webinars and experts

Ellevate Podcast

interviews Elizabeth Zeigler

$100 million grant awarded

To client International Rescue Committee by MacArthur Foundation

insights with impact

Explore the intricate themes facing our industry.

Giving & Philanthropy
April 11, 2019

Tax Reform’s Impact on Healthcare Giving

The tax reform passed by the Federal Government in late 2017 was expected to have a significant impact on giving to healthcare institutions in the…
Giving & Philanthropy
April 11, 2019

Asking For Money and Advice

There is a powerful old saying in the fundraising world: “If you want money, ask for advice. If you ask for money, expect advice.” Any…
Giving & Philanthropy
April 9, 2019

Capital Campaigns for Historic Preservation: How to Prepare Your Small Congregation

An interesting phenomenon is currently playing out in historic preservation. The fact is that the responsibility for the future of America’s religious, architectural, and cultural…
Return on Investment
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…
Return on Investment
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…

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UNC Advancement Symposium

May 15 | Greenville, NC

Association Foundation Group National Conference

May 15 | Washington, D.C.

Woodmark Summit

April 30 – May 2 | Toronto, Ontario

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