Matthew Brown

Senior Consultant


Matt joined Schultz & Williams, Washington, D.C., in 2008. He came to the firm with more than 20 years of communications, fundraising, and strategic planning experience in both the profit and nonprofit sectors.

During Matt’s tenure at S&W, he has served a diverse client base, including work in the arts and culture, membership association, conservation, zoo and aquarium, museum, and education sectors. In 2019, Matt was co-chair of the Bridge Conference for Integrated Marketing & Fundraising, produced by AFP-D.C. (Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington, D.C. Metro Area Chapter) and DMAW (Direct Marketing Association of Washington).

Matt has served on numerous regional nonprofit boards including on the D.C. Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals from 2017 through 2021. Matt has also co-produced award-winning public television documentaries with Maryland Public Television, New Jersey Network, and Great Museums Television.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Schultz & Williams, Matt was chief development officer for American Alliance of Museums (AAM). There, he created and directed the Alliance’s first development department, for which he managed annual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, and sponsorship sales. Matt also spent eight years as director of external affairs at Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) and worked for eight years in the advertising business, managing TV, radio, print, and new media advertising for a broad range of national brands.

Client Experience

  • American Research Center in Egypt
  • Central Asia Institute
  • No One Left Behind
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington
  • Howard County Arts Council
  • Chautauqua Institution
  • Rocky Mountain Wolf Fund
  • Hogle Zoo
  • Chimp Haven
  • Saint Francis University


Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature – Boston College