Garth possesses a deep and practical knowledge of how a well-run back-end operation advances a nonprofit’s success through the data-centered analysis of program effectiveness. He has successfully grown fundraising programs by providing financial analysis, developing goals, tracking activity, identifying problems, and providing strategy and solutions—solutions where people, data, and systems work in harmony to advance fundraising goals.

He has extensive experience as a liaison between development, communications, finance, information technology, and program; creating and sustaining collaborative relationships to achieve goals. As a senior manager, Garth directed staff providing support services to donors and development teams, maintaining Constituent Relationship Management systems. He has received advanced training in Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge as well as Salesforce NPSP.

Prior Experience

Garth is a seasoned fundraising professional with more than 20 years of hands-on experience at nonprofits, including the American Friends Service Committee, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and several independent secondary schools.

He has a broad range of expertise in organizational advancement with an emphasis in data management, operations, and philanthropic marketing. Garth worked as an associate chief development officer focusing on individual giving and development processes. Garth’s experience with annual giving includes directing an $11 million annual giving effort, working in collaboration with a development team of 25 while implementing a multi-channel direct response program.

In addition, Garth has provided planning, goal monitoring, and operational support for a $40 million individual major, planned and institutional funding campaign while developing comprehensive, metrics-based reporting to monitor financial goals and staff performance.

Recent S&W Clients

  • Natural Lands
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • Philabundance
  • Community Legal Services


Bachelor’s Degree in Theology – Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy