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.

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

Ace Your First Fundraising Campaign

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

Out of the Ashes, Humanity

Chief Creative Officer reflects on the disaster at Notre Dame Cathedral

Announcing two new service lines

Quotients Talent Optimization & Cybersecurity Readiness for Nonprofits

Giving USA 2019

Our analysis of the findings from this year’s report

insights with impact

Explore the intricate themes facing our industry.

Fundraising Best PracticesGiving & Philanthropy
August 1, 2019

The Role of Effective Board Leadership in Successful Fundraising

Governors of independent schools today have many roles to play.  The board’s most important role, although one that will hopefully only be called upon infrequently,…
Fundraising Best PracticesGiving & Philanthropy
August 1, 2019

Leveraging Your Development Office

With rare exceptions, most Development Directors at independent schools operate alone, with just one or two support staff.  Is it possible to dramatically improve the…
Giving & Philanthropy
May 13, 2019

Initial Impressions from Ross-CASE 2019

The latest Ross-CASE report shows that giving is over the £1 billion threshold again. This should come as no shock; philanthropic activity has been above…
Global Economy & Relations
May 1, 2019

When is the right time to think globally?

Thinking globally can markedly enhance a development and alumni programme. This includes organisations that aren’t immediately able to go global, as well as those that…
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…

see you there

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

ICSC 2019 Annual Conference

6-9 October | Chicago, IL

AHP Annual International Conference

23-26 October | Washington, DC

The Association of Boarding Schools Conference

5-7 December | Boston, MA

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

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