Our Clients

“When there’s change, there’s opportunity.”

– Jack Welch

Since 1980, The Whelan Group has worked with more than 300 nonprofit organizations in the fields of EducationCommunity DevelopmentArts & CultureFaith-Based, and Social Services. By providing Strategic Planning, Campaign Management, Board Development, and Capacity Building services, we have helped our clients foster thoughtful strategic growth, strengthen their capital structures, and create long-term sustainability.

We Celebrate our clients’ success

Our clients gain a refined mission and vision, launch major new programs, re-build their financial resources, and cultivate new audiences/constituents. With our unique ability to design achievable growth strategies and revenue forecasts, our clients elevate their fundraising, and earned income performance and thus their ability to deliver mission-driven programs.

With our guidance, our clients have raised over $1 billion in direct charitable support. We have helped them to establish the ability to raise billions more.


Client Stories

Social Impact Exchange

Economist E.F. Schumacher left us with the message “small is beautiful.” But how many non-profits want small impact? The desire for mission impact animates The Social Impact Exchange. The SIE’s vision is “to create a marketplace of doers, funders, and experts that...

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Harlem Stage

In 2023, Harlem Stage (HS) will celebrate four decades of pioneering commitment to artists of color ... artists engaged in the full performing arts spectrum -- music, poetry, dance, theater and film. Much more than a theater space, Harlem Stage awards commissions for...

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The Cooper Union

Founded by industrialist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union has always offered exceptionally talented men and women a tuition-free education through three rigorous programs – in fine art, in architecture and in engineering – without regard to race or religion. A...

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Griot Arts

Griot Arts is a youth development organization located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Its focus is clearing a path out of poverty through creative expression and the arts. A small but intensely dedicated non-profit with a faith-based approach, Griot Arts’ mission of “creativity, compassion, and intentional community” needed a rock solid growth strategy anchored in a well-conceived financial plan to ensure the non-profit’s effectiveness.

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Norton Museum of Art

West Palm Beach FL saw a small museum open its doors to the public in 1941. Founded originally by Ralph Norton to “preserve for the future the beautiful things of the past,” the Norton Museum of Art now paints outside those early lines. The Norton has a renowned permanent collection, remarkable permanent and special exhibitions, a dedication to curatorial excellence, and a creative approach to arts education. It has fulfilled its ambitious early vision. It is now one of the most active, serious, and engaging cultural institutions in Florida and throughout the South.

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