Greg Goldman

Senior Consultant


Greg is an entrepreneurial, mission-driven leader, advisor, and spokesperson with experience across nonprofit and private sectors, philanthropy, government, and academia. He is a specialist in building organizations and taking them to next level. Currently, Greg is serving as a Senior Consultant for S&W, working with nonprofits across all fields to elevate their fundraising efforts. He is also a Senior Talent Solutions Partner for DiverseForce, a firm that specializes in diversity recruitment, retention, and development.

Prior Experience

Greg has worked as an Executive Coach for Legacy Land and Water Partners, which works to preserve open spaces and introduce diverse communities to conservation organizations and the environmental sector.

Greg was Executive Director of Audubon PA and a VP of the National Audubon Society. In this dual role, he exercised broad leadership and management responsibility for statewide conservation policy, initiatives, and public programming in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities.

Additionally, he worked as the Vice President of Development for the Philadelphia Zoo, where he was in control for all aspects of the Zoo’s fundraising program: major gifts, foundations, government, annual fund, corporate partnerships. He also led relationship management and the application process resulting in $6M grant from William Penn Foundation, the largest competitive grant in Zoo history.

Greg’s experience with executive leadership began back as early as 1998 when he served as the Executive Director of MANNA. While there, he was responsible for all major donor cultivation, substantially broadened the organization’s donor base, established a 30-member fundraising Advisory Board comprised of high net-worth donors, and led several high-end annual fundraising events. Following this, he designed and developed a new nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of “digital inclusion” in Philadelphia. He served as the CEO of this organization (Digital Impact Group) for five years before becoming the Executive Director of Delaware Valley Regional Economic Development Fund. While there, he was responsible for leading a $20M nonprofit loan fund focused on regional economic development and job impact.

Greg has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania for more than 25 years, offering graduate and under-graduate courses in social impact and philanthropy in the Urban Studies Program and the School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2). He serves on the Governance Committee for SP2’s Nonprofit Leadership Program.


Client Experience

  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • National Audubon Society
  • Delaware Valley Regional Economic Development Fund
  • Digital Impact Group


  • Bachelor of Arts – Northwestern University  
  • Master of Public Policy Studies – University of Chicago