2024 Consultant Directory

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Three Golden Gate chapter members at the NPD 2021 event.

AFP Golden Gate promotes philanthropy and supports the effective and ethical work of the diverse community of Bay Area fundraising professionals. The consultant information provided in each profile includes areas of expertise with contact information, a description of services, and a sample client list.

The Directory covers a large territory – Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Marin, Wine Country & the Sonoma/Napa Valley, and the East Bay. Consultants are either members of AFP or have signed the AFP Code of Ethics, ensuring that they hold the high standards and best practices represented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Member form - $220

Non-Member Form - $325


“As a freelance fundraiser based in the Bay Area, my most important marketing purchase every year is my listing in the AFP Golden Gate Consultant Directory. It assures that my services are visible by the widest array of prospective nonprofit clients. Several of my most valuable and long-term clients originated from initial contact through my Directory listing.”

Michael Stein, Laguna Creek Consulting, Orinda, California.

Consultant Directory

Rhonda photo
Areas of Expertise:
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Grant Writing
  • Prospect Research
  • Strategic Communications

Headshot of Beth Hershenhart
Areas of Expertise:
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Communications & Resource Development
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Major Gifts
  • Philanthropic Advising
  • Staff Training/Board Development & Training

Dena Vongchanh Headshot
Areas of Expertise:
  • Automation and Workflow
  • Database Management
  • Development Coaching
  • Donor Research/Prospect ID
  • Fundraising CRM
  • Major Gifts

Elizabeth Mathern Consulting
Areas of Expertise:
  • Database Management
  • Fundraising CRM
  • Special Events Planning & Management

Areas of Expertise:
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Culture of Philanthropy
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Interim/Temporary Staffing
  • Major Gifts

Headshot of Gabriel Lucas
Areas of Expertise:
  • Executive Search/Recruitment
  • Management Consulting

Headshot of Jerome Burstein
Areas of Expertise:
  • Development Coaching
  • Donor Research/Prospect ID
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Grant Writing
  • Prospect Research

Headshot of Jill Kunishima
Areas of Expertise:
  • Annual Fund
  • Development Coaching
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Individual Giving Programs
  • Interim/Temporary Staffing
  • Major Gifts

Leftwich Event Specialists Team
Areas of Expertise:
  • Auctions & Auctioneers
  • Special Events Planning & Management

Headshot of Leisel Whitlock
Areas of Expertise:
  • Full Service
  • Fundraising CRM
  • Grant Writing
  • Interim/Temporary Staffing
  • Management Consulting
  • Staff Training/Board Development & Training
  • Strategic Communications

Lillian Archer headshot
Areas of Expertise:
  • Annual Fund
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Culture of Philanthropy
  • Development Coaching
  • Major Gifts
  • Philanthropic Advising

Headshot of Marianne Briscoe
Areas of Expertise:
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fundraising Counsel
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Staff Training/Board Development & Training

Mariya Yurukova
Areas of Expertise:
  • Executive Search/Recruitment

Headshot of Melissa Irish
Areas of Expertise:
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Individual Giving Programs
  • Major Gifts
  • Planned Giving
  • Staff Training/Board Development & Training

Headshot of Michael Stein
Areas of Expertise:
  • Crowd Funding
  • Development Technology
  • Digital Fundraising
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Individual Giving Programs
  • Strategic Planning/Management

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Areas of Expertise:
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Grant Writing
  • Interim/Temporary Staffing
  • Strategic Communications

Headshot of Phyllis Cook
Areas of Expertise:
  • Endowment Development
  • Foundations
  • Fund Development
  • Philanthropic Advising

Renee Rubin Ross photo
Areas of Expertise:
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Staff Training/Board Development & Training
  • Strategic Planning/Management

Headshot of Sarah Wachs
Areas of Expertise:
  • Annual Fund
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Donor Research/Prospect ID
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Grant Writing
  • Strategic Communications

Headshot of Sari McConnell
Areas of Expertise:
  • Annual Fund
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Full Service
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Grant Writing
  • Major Gifts

Shannon Bowen - small
Areas of Expertise:
  • Development Coaching
  • Interim/Temporary Staffing
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Management Consulting
  • Staff Training/Board Development & Training

Headshot of Stacey Smith
Areas of Expertise:
  • Annual Fund
  • Facilitation & Retreats
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Individual Giving Programs
  • Management Consulting
  • Staff Training/Board Development & Training
  • Strategic Planning/Management
  • Volunteer Engagement/Volunteer Management

Headshot of Stacy Lee Gardner
Areas of Expertise:
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Grant Writing
  • Interim/Temporary Staffing
  • Strategic Communications

Theresa Nelson
Areas of Expertise:
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fundraising Counsel
  • Interim/Temporary Staffing
  • Major Gifts
  • Staff Training/Board Development & Training

Areas of Expertise:
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Culture of Philanthropy
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Interim/Temporary Staffing
  • Major Gifts

Headshot of Victoria Silverman
Areas of Expertise:
  • Executive Search/Recruitment

Wanda Scott Headshot
Areas of Expertise:
  • Development Audits
  • Development Coaching
  • Fund Development
  • Fundraising Counsel
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Interim/Temporary Staffing
  • Philanthropic Advising
  • Staff Training/Board Development & Training

Headshot of Yvonne Chen
Areas of Expertise:
  • Foundations
  • Grant Writing
  • Interim/Temporary Staffing
  • Strategic Communications