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

Our mission:
elevate philanthropy so nonprofits can flourish

services

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
campaigns
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.

Fourth Universalist Society

featured in New York Times

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

insights with impact

Explore the intricate themes facing our industry.

Giving & PhilanthropyHigher EducationIndependent SchoolsIndustry Insights
April 4, 2018

The Head’s the thing

‘Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime Ministers have never yet been invested.’ Thus spake Winston Churchill. This might not be one of…
Organizational EffectivenessClients
March 29, 2018

Shifting gears: Fundraising as a career

Like most in my field, finding the development practice along my career path was not a conscious decision. I was given the opportunity and, always…
Giving & Philanthropy
March 26, 2018

Target setting: evidence, experience, and communication

For some of us, this time of year marks the approaching end of the financial year and a time to review KPIs and targets ready…
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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Woodmark Summit

May 1 through 3 | Kansas City

NJAIS
Development Officers

May 8 | Pennington, NJ

ACM InterActivity Conference

May 16 | Raleigh, NC

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