Renee Archawski

Senior Consultant


Renee brings over 25 years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience to her role as a senior consultant. In this role, Renee provides strategic development support and leads ElevateNP, Schultz & Williams’ Institute for Nonprofit Excellence. Renee has a broad range of fundraising expertise across all revenue streams. She has experience in training and coaching development staff and board members, creating and implementing strategic development plans, annual campaigns, and managing development teams to achieve ambitious goals.

Prior Experience

Renee’s past leadership experience includes serving as Executive Director of Greater Philadelphia Cares and Achieve Now, and Interim Executive Director of Teach for America (TFA)’s Atlanta regional office. Renee held a variety of roles at TFA, including Development Coach where she provided organization-wide training and one-on-one coaching to regional development professionals in her portfolio and Managing Director of Development for TFA’s Atlanta region.

As Director of Institutional Giving with Girls Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Renee oversaw the organization’s 100th Anniversary Campaign, Take the Lead Events, and corporate and foundation partnerships. She led a $7M capital campaign while at FringeArts, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary performing arts organization. Renee spent 10 years working with Greater Philadelphia Cares, a volunteer management organization engaging thousands of volunteers each year across the Greater Philadelphia region. Most recently, Renee was Managing Director of Development at Caring for Friends.

Renee serves on the board of Today is a Good Day, an organization dedicated to providing support to parents experiencing the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Client Experience

  • Foundation of the American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Elmwood Park Zoo
  • Lenfest Institute for Journalism
  • Union Fire Association
  • La Salle College High School
  • Morris Arboretum & Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania
  • VisionLink
  • Gemma Services
  • St. Colman Parish
  • Gesu School


  • Bachelor’s Degree in English – Pennsylvania State University
  • Master’s Degree in English – West Chester University