“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

The Whelan Group is guided by these memorable words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We work to achieve economic and social justice for all by strengthening and transforming nonprofit organizations into high performing, high impact institutions that make a difference in their communities and in our society.

Since 1980, The Whelan Group has served as strategic advisors to over 300 regional, national, and international nonprofit organizations. We have helped our clients attract more than $1 billion in direct charitable support and build the fundraising capacity within their organizations to raise billions more. We have helped our clients to refine their strategic vision, launch major new programs, build their financial resources, and engage new audiences. Our institution-building approach to developing stronger, more effective nonprofit organizations is what sets us apart.

We concentrate on five broad fields: Education, Community Development, Arts & Culture, Faith-Based Services, and Social Services. We help elevate the performance of organizations working in these fields by offering a range of services: Strategic Planning, Campaign Management, Board Development, and Capacity Building. Within this mix, we tailor our services to the specific needs and goals of each organization and engagement.

Our Team

The Whelan Group is a boutique firm comprised of professionals and partners with a carefully assembled blend of talent and experience. Staff expertise ranges from finance, strategic planning, nonprofit management, business development, writing and research, and facility financing. We also have longstanding relationships with companies and firms that deliver transformational services in the areas of technology, communications, staff development, financial management, and facility planning and development. For each client and engagement, we assemble a team that best meets their needs and goals.

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