Full Members

Full Members have demonstrated exceptional depth and quality of consultant work by providing at least five grantmaker clients as references.

Institutions & Firms

Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC – Cleveland, OH
Scarlett Bouder, Vice President
Cassie Gaffney, Senior Strategist
Lori McClung, President
Nikki Reiss, Senior Strategist
Lauren Sogor, Senior Strategist

Arabella Advisors – San Francisco, CA
Lydia Guterman, Senior Director of Consulting Services
Julie Slay, Senior Director of Evaluation
Melanie Torres, Senior Director of Consulting Services
Gwen Walden NNCG Charter Member, Senior Managing Director
Shelley Whelpton, Managing Director

BDO FMA – New York, NY
Rodney Christopher, Lead Consultant
Dipty Jain, Principal
Andrea Mills, Principal
Jennifer Pedroni, Senior Consultant
Hilda Polanco, Founder & CEO

Blue Garnet – Playa Del Rey, CA
Way-Ting Chen, Sr. Partner & Co-Founder
Shannon Johnson, Partner
Jennifer Shen, Sr. Partner & Co-Founder
Madeline Stewart*, Associate
Jessica Wong*, Senior Associate

Cause Communications – Los Angeles, CA
Kristen Caloca, Vice President
R.Christine Hershey, Founder
Vanessa Schnaidt, Group Account Director
Jessica Truex, Director of Client Services

Community Science – Gaithersburg, MD
David Chavis, Ph.D., President/CEO
Anand Dholakia, Principal Associate
Kien Lee, Ph.D., Vice President & Principal Associate
Amy Minzner, Senior Associate
Michelle Revels, Senior Associate

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy – Grand Rapids, MI
Teresa Behrens, Executive Director
Michael Dennis Layton, W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair
Michael Moody, Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy
Tamela Spicer, Program Manager
Jeff Williams, Director of Community and Data Research Lab

Engage R+D – Pasadena, CA
Meghan Hunt
Pilar Mendoza, Senior Consultant
Clare Nolan, Co-Founder
Anna Saltzman, Senior Consultant
Sonia Taddy-Sandino, Co-Founder

GMA Foundations – Boston, MA NNCG Charter Member
Chaletta Huertas, Associate
Mary Phillips NNCG Charter Member, President
Amy Segal Shorey NNCG Charter Member, Principal
Ginelle van Tartwijk 
Prentice Zinn NNCG Charter Member, Principal

Harder + Company Community Research – San Francisco, CA
Lila Burgos, Research Consultant
Jennifer James, Partner
Sophia Lee, Senior Research Consultant

Hirsch & Associates – San Francisco, CA
Adrienne Bousian, Senior Associate
Susan Hirsch, CEO
Betsy Merzernich, Senior Associate
Emily Cohen Raskin, Senior Associate

Learning for Action (LFA) – San Francisco, CA NNCG Charter Member
Emily Boer Drake, Senior Consultant
Alex Hildebrand, Director of Strategy Consulting
Steven LaFrance NNCG Charter Member, President & CEO
Nancy Latham NNCG Charter Member, Chief Learning Officer
Rachel Cuevas Rouda, Senior Consultant

Marga Inc. – New York, NY
Faith Bynoe, Senior Associate
Sharmila Lawrence Associate Member at a Full Member Firm, Senior Consultant
David Maurrasse, President/Founder/CEO

Phila Engaged Giving – Seattle, WA
Stephanie Ellis-Smith, Principal/Owner
Lauren Janus, COO + Philanthropic Advisor
Janell Johnson, Philanthropic Advisor

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors – New York, NY NNCG Charter Member
Melissa A. Berman NNCG Charter Member, President & CEO
Mae Hong Associate Member at a Full Member Firm, Vice President
Walter Sweet NNCG Charter Member, Vice President
Olga Tarasov, Director

Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd. – Chicago, IL
Betsy Brill, Founder & President
Mollie Bunis, Director of Philanthropic Services

TCC Group – New York, NY
Maritza Guzmán, Sr. Consultant
Angela Kahres Associate Member at a Full Member Firm, Program Manager
Richard Mittenthal, President & CEO

The Giving Practice – Seattle, WA
Jan Jaffe, Senior Partner
Sindhu Knotz, Managing Partner
Ted Lord, Senior Partner
Mark Sedway, Senior Partner
Leslie Silverman, Partner

The Philanthropic Group – New York, NY NNCG Charter Member
Barbara R. Greenberg, MSW NNCG Charter Member, President
Jan Schwarz NNCG Charter Member, Philanthropic Consultant

The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc. – Boston, MA NNCG Charter Member
Maggi Alexander, Partner
Joseph Lee Associate Member at a Full Member Firm, Philanthropic Advisor
Leslie Pine NNCG Charter Member, Senior Partner
Ellen Remmer NNCG Charter Member, Senior Partner

VIVA Social Impact Partners – San Mateo, CA
Laura Bowen, Communications Manager
Christina Bath Collosi, Managing Partner
Iris Elent, Consultant
Nicole Tanner, Ph.D., Managing Partner
Christine Tringale, Director of Data & Analytics

Whittier Trust Company – South Pasadena, CA
Pegine Grayson, Senior V.P. of Philanthropic Services
Julie Lytle Nesbit, E.V.P. & Director of Philanthropic Services
Brian Van Weele, V.P. of Philanthropic Services


Athena Adkins, President, Better World Partners – St. Paul, MN

Thomas E. Backer, Ph.DNNCG Charter Member, Senior Research Fellow,
California State University – Northridge, CA

Jessica Bearman, Principal, Bearman Consulting, LLC – Viola, ID

Suzanne Callahan, CFRE , Founder, Callahan Consulting for the Arts – Washington, DC

Nicole Campbell, CEO, Build Up Advisory Group – Newtown, CT

Poney Carpenter, Consultant, Philanthropy.io – Trumansburg, NY

Stephanie Clohesy  NNCG Charter Member , CEO, Clohesy Consulting – Cedar Falls, IA

Marcia Coné, President, Marcia Coné Consulting – East Greenwich, RI

Karen Davis, CEO, North Star Impact Group – Wakefield, RI

Jara Dean-Coffey, M.P.H NNCG Charter Member, Founder & Principal, Luminare Group – San Rafael, CA

Lee DraperNNCG Charter Member, Ph.D, Draper Consulting Group – Santa Monica, CA

Erica Ekwurzel, CivicAIM – Austin, TX

Melinda Fine, Principal, Fine Consulting – New York, NY

Dawn Franks, President, Your Philanthropy – Tyler, TX

Lynda Frost, Principal, Lynfro Consulting – Austin, TX

Jeffrey M. Glebocki, CEO, Strategy + Action/Philanthropy – Tucson, AZ

Justin Goldbach, Founder & Managing Director, Social Strategy Associates LLC – Long Island City, NY

Gita Gulati-Partee, Founder & Chief Strategist,
Open Source Leadership Strategies, Inc. – Durham, NC

Molly Schultz Hafid, Independent Consultant – New York, NY

Brittany Kienker, Kienker Consulting LLC – Canton, MI

Marcus Littles, Senior Partner, Frontline Solutions -Philadelphia, PA

Belinda Lyons-Newman, Founder & Principal, Lyons-Newman Consulting – Berkeley, CA

Tony Macklin, At-Large Pro, Tony Macklin Consulting – Broomfield, CO

Dara Major, Principal, Dara Major Philanthropy Consulting – New York, NY

Kristina L. Mayer NNCG Charter Member, President, KLMayer Consulting Group, LLC – Port Townsend, WA

Lisa McGill, Principal, LM Strategies Consulting, LLC – Homewood, IL

Amy Main Morgenstern NNCG Charter Member, President, Main Stream Enterprises, Inc. – Cleveland, OH

Karen Murrell, Principal, Higher Heights Consulting and Training, Inc. – Silver Springs, MD

Mark E. Neithercut NNCG Charter Member, Principal, Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors LLC – Detroit, MI

Corey Newhouse, Founder &Principal, Public Profit – Eugene, OR

Kristen Putnam-Walkerly, MSW NNCG Charter Member, President, Putnam Consulting Group – Cleveland, OH

Robert Reid, President, Edge Philanthropy, LLC – Rio Rancho, NM

Mary Elizabeth Rider, Principal, Rider Consulting – Anchorage, AK

Holli Rivera, Principal, Intentional Philanthropy, LLC – Bethesda, MD

Kirsten Scobie, Persimmon Consulting – Lancaster, NH

Tuti Scott, President, Changemaker Strategies – Glolucester,MA

Seema Shah, Principal/Founder, Commveda Consulting, LLC – Brooklyn, NY

Mistinguette Smith, Principal Consultant, M Smith Consulting LLC, – Northhampton, MA

Suzanne Smith, CEO/Founder, Social Impact Architects, Inc – Dallas, TX

Cole Wilbur, Member Emeritus, Trustee and Past President of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Rebecca Van Sickle, 1892 Consulting – Portland, OR

Christine Zachai, Philanthropic Advisor, Forward Philanthropy – Montpelier, VT

Associate Members

Associate Members are qualified consultants actively serving grantmakers who choose to work with a smaller client base, are newer to the field, or otherwise have not yet participated in NNCG’s vetting process.


Aria Strategies, LLC – Rochester, NY
Aria Camaione-Lind, Principal & CEO
Amanda Smith, Project Director
John Turner, Project Associate

Brigham Consulting – Kentwood, MI
Nadia Brigham, Principal 
Beca Velazquez Publes, Senior Consultant


Conrhonda Baker, Founder, The Bese Saka – Elberton, GA

Mari Brennan Barrera, Principal, Barrera Consulting – Natick, MA

Vanita Bhargava, Principal, Turning Leaf Strategies – Bethesda, MD

Stefanie Borsari, Independent Consultant – Fairfield, CT

Suzanne E. Busta NNCG Charter Member, President, Philanthropic Impact – Edina, MN

Michael Courville, Founder, Open Mind Consulting – Sonoma, CA

Laura Lewis Duty, Principal, Laura Duty & Associates, LLC – Dallas, TX

Eileen Egan, Partner, Melvin Consulting PLLC – Flagstaff, AZ

Gariela Fitz, Principal, Think Twice LLC – Chicago, IL

Hunter Gatewood, Owner, Signal Key Consulting – San Diego, CA

Nakia Green, President & Principal Consultant, Nakia J Consulting – Chicago, IL

Blanca Guillen-Woods, Partner, SLP4i – Laurel, MD

Randi Hogan, President, Hogan Philanthropy Consulting – Scarborough, ME

Yolanda F. Johnson, President, YFJ Consulting, LLC – Tarrytown, NY 

Seth Klukoff,  Vice President, Equal Measure – Philadelphia, PA

Heather J. Larson, Founder, LiveGive – South Barrington, IL

Becky Lentz, Faculty Fellow,  RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service – Austin, TX

John Licata, Consultant,  Sensible FMS – Saint Joseph, MO

David Manuel, Principal, University Donor Advisors – Ft. Worth, TX

Richard Marker, Founder/Co-principal, Institute for Wise Philanthropy – Bethesda, MD

Linda Marshall, Founding Partner, MissionBridge Philanthropy – New Canaan, CT

Payal Martin, Managing Director, Strategy & Evaluation, Brighter Strategies – Falls Church, VA

Marie Massaro, Principal, Massaro Consulting – Middletown, CT

LaToya Morgan, Principal, Moreé Strategic Insights, LLC – Oakpark, MI

Yvonne Moore, Principal Advisor, Moore Philanthropy – Brooklyn, NY

Carolyn O’Brien, Founding Partner, MissionBridge Philanthropy, LLC – New Canaan, CT

Bridget Y. Samuel, VESTEDin Consulting Group, LLC – Houston, TX

Christine Selig, Independent Consultant – San Francisco, CA

Kathy Sessions, Leaven Partners, LLC. – Chevy Chase, MD

Dara Weinerman Steinberg, Principal, Steinberg Consulting – Twinsburg, OH

Sharmila Rao Thakkar, Principal, SRT Advising & Consulting, LLC – Staten Island, NY

Coby C. Williams, Principal Consultant, New Reach Community Consulting – Canal Winchester, OH

Lauren Wolkov, President, Lauren Wolkov Strategic Advisors – Sacramento, CA

Affiliate Members

Affiliate Members are grantmakers and professionals in allied fields who support the mission of NNCG.


Tides Foundation– San Francisco, CA
Ly Nguyen, Advisor


Elizabeth Bremner NNCG Charter Member, former President, The Foundation Incubator – Santa Fe, NM

Laura Smith, Senior Director, Programs & Learning, Philanthropy Ohio – Columbus, OH

Foundation Members

The California Wellness Foundation – Woodland Hills, CA

The Colorado Health Foundation – Denver, CO

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Associate Member at a Full Member Firm indicates Associate Member at a Full Member Firm