Elevate Philanthropy ™
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Who We Are

About Us

What we believe
Humanity depends on philanthropy.


Since our founding, we have connected nonprofits across the globe with the resources, knowledge and expertise necessary to tackle the greatest challenges facing humanity. From the beginning, we’ve pioneered a more flexible model of service to the nonprofit industry – combining the benefits of both intensive on-site staffing and high-level strategic counsel customized to the needs of each client.

Today, we continue to revolutionize fundraising worldwide. Our thought leadership on high-impact philanthropy has been published in Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, and MarketWatch, among others. Our industry-leading webcast series highlights creative ways to cultivate, ask, and steward during times of crisis and an ever-changing work environment. And we continue to partner with clients around the world to launch billion-dollar campaigns and land historic major gifts that are truly transformative for their institution.

What We Do

To elevate philanthropy: impact nonprofit growth to grow nonprofit impact.


We tailor proven methodologies, best practices, and teams to your unique culture and needs while remaining at the forefront of emerging philanthropic trends and strategies. And we do it alongside you, providing a team with direct fundraising experience who are ready to roll up their sleeves to solve your organization’s greatest fundraising challenges. 

Our work among a range of nonprofits centers on the areas of campaigns and initiatives, operations and talent, growth and strategy, and donors and constituents.

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How we do it

Practice Groups



Our team of experienced fundraising professionals collaborate in industry-focused practice groups, staying on top of the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities unique to each nonprofit sector. This specialized expertise allows us to provide tailored solutions that respond to the distinct needs of every client we serve.

Higher Education
Independent Schools
Social & Global Impact

A Two-Way Street

Client Listening Program

Actively listening to our clients is crucial to how we deliver the highest quality work results you desire and the value you expect. Our Client Listening Program ensures we receive timely feedback from you at each step of the journey.

Throughout your engagement, we will offer you the opportunity to provide feedback through electronic surveys or a conversation with a member of our Executive Team. Your feedback helps us focus on the right areas, identify where we are doing well, and where we may need to work differently to ensure that we are consistently delivering excellent value.

Our commitment to

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We think of the Graham-Pelton community as a family, free of discrimination and prejudice, where all are treated fairly and with respect, and given equal opportunity in every aspect of their experience with us. Graham-Pelton is committed to creating a workplace that is diverse, promotes positivity and instills a can-do attitude in everyone.   Full Statement

We are proud to sponsor and support organizations dedicated to the advancement of diverse voices in fundraising.

Our Values

All of us | Boldness | Caring | Driven | Energy | Fun! | GROWTH

Breaking new ground

Collegium Partnership

Graham-Pelton is proud to be part of Collegium, a broad system of best-in-class professional services firms exclusively serving nonprofits. As a privately held parent company, Collegium operates an organization of people, firms, and resources that deliver professional services to meet the diverse needs of nonprofits. All companies within Collegium maintain their distinct brand identity and are recognized leaders in their respective fields.

Partnering with Collegium offers unfettered access to the broadest base of resources and the deepest bench of experts within the nonprofit sector worldwide.