Development Consulting

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Engage Our Development Consulting Experts. Realize Your Goals.


Explore, expand or optimize your fundraising program or capital campaign by partnering with Schultz & Williams’ experienced development consulting team.

For more than 30 years, Schultz & Williams has helped nonprofits of all sizes – from start-up to established organizations – make critical development and fundraising decisions at transformational moments. Our strategies are grounded in experience and informed by detailed analytics.

Members of our talented and passionate development consulting team keep their fingers on the pulse of an evolving nonprofit ecosystem. In doing so, we are able to design customized, effective and efficient strategies to help you achieve your organization’s development, financial and mission-related goals.

Development Assessment & Planning

Take a deep dive into your development program to understand its performance, uncover underlying opportunities and create a plan for success.

Foundations & Corporations

Activate corporate donors and institutional investment by demonstrating your alignment with their organizational goals and values.

Prospect Research

Work with knowledgeable consultants to target philanthropists and prospective funders that can help your organization achieve its goals.

Capital Campaigns

Receive the support you need to run a successful capital campaign from planning through execution.

Major Gifts & Planned Giving

Get tailored and creative ideas to motivate your most generous donors to meet their philanthropic and personal goals.

Board Development & Training

Design an effective Board and inspire your volunteer leaders to become engaged fundraisers.

S&W StaffSolutions™

Bring our staff on site to augment your team’s capacity to raise funds when you need it most.

Data Analytics

Work with our analysts to go beyond finding donors with ability and inclination. Our exclusive process ensures your fundraising strategies yield contributions support your greatest needs.

Grant Proposals & Case Statements

Put your best case forward to inspire foundations and individual donors to make your organization a philanthropic priority.

Case Study

S&W conducted a fundraising program assessment and created a strategic development plan to increase funding, engage board members and volunteers, coordinate messaging, expand its development staff, and grow its national visibility.

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S&W launched a campaign planning study to determine the Chautauqua community’s ability to raise the largest ever goal for its comprehensive campaign totaling $150 million in order to fund the four pillars of the new strategic plan.

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BGCGW sought to address its history of being undercapitalized. S&W brought to this engagement in-depth campaign experience plus an understanding of the philanthropic landscape in Washington DC as well as a commitment to the area’s youth.

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Natural Lands was seeking to leverage a period of exceptional growth. S&W recommended a strategy for growing their fundraising infrastructure that would match the aspirations of the organization.

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The Public Interest Law Center sought to raise additional funds to expand its work and increase its endowment. The S&W team offered extensive experience to deftly manage the unique challenges of this $2 million campaign.


Valley Forge Educational Services

“Thank you to Kathy Watson, Pat Voigt and the Schultz & Williams team for the guidance and counsel you offered to us over many years. Thank you for your honesty and forthright assessment of what we, Valley Forge Educational Services, needed to do to get a capital campaign off the ground. Our revised goals are derived directly from the outcome of the study you conducted for us, as well as your advice on how to proceed. We feel good about where we are and confident we now have a solid major gifts officer who will steer us into a successful major gift program…and eventually, a capital campaign.”

– Grace A. Fornicola, Ph.D., Executive Director


Saint Francis University

“We were quite pleased with the work of S&W during our Called to Serve: Fulfilling the Promise campaign. It was an easy decision to ask for their assistance with our campaign to rebuild Sullivan Hall into the home of our School of Health Sciences. Scott Schultz, Matt Brown and the entire talented S&W staff have been a pleasure to collaborate with since 2003. They know us… we know them… it’s a great relationship.”

– Robert Crusciel, Vice President for Advancement


US Against Alzheimer’s

“We engaged Schultz & Williams to develop key new fundraising messaging and execution strategies. Schultz & Williams’ DC-based team has been instrumental in our ability to move our fundraising efforts to the next level. They have also provided effective strategic counsel in a number of areas related to organizational efficiency and structure, and on staffing and Board development needs. Schultz & Williams has been, and we hope will remain, a true partner with UsAgainstAlzheimer’s as we continue to grow and improve our fundraising efforts..”

– Sally J. Sachar, Chief Operating and Program Officer

Susan Scauzzo

Vice President of Development Consulting

“We approach each client engagement as a partnership, a goal-centered shared experience that produces growth for our clients. Often it is a plan for growth of fundraising revenue, and other times it’s growing the philanthropy team’s resources, protocols and skills to realize the organization’s full potential. The best part of these shared experiences is that we both learn along the way. We walk through this knowledge-building process and create solutions and strategies together. That’s how S&W partnerships become enduring relationships.”


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