A management consulting firm for nonprofit fundraising.


Philanthropy Consultant,
Strategic Advisor,
& Executive Coach

About LSC

Lindsay Simonds Consulting (LSC) is a management consulting firm that partners with nonprofit organizations for transformational change through fundraising.

Organizations call us when there is a tremendous opportunity for impact, and they need seasoned (and enjoyable) counsel to offer guidance, strategy, resources, and management. Our firm has over 50 years of cumulative experience in the field, managing hundreds of staff and volunteers, and directing fundraising initiatives to raise over $3.5 billion.

We get it done. The consultants at LSC play an integral role in evaluating development offices, designing strategic growth plans, and managing extraordinary fundraising endeavors. We work with the new hires and the old guard, alike. The feasibility studies we conduct reach a wider audience and produce more sophisticated results than other firms on the market. We use AI to ensure we navigate bold endeavors with qualitative and quantitative resources. The capital campaigns we direct increase cashflow 2-10x what the organizations are raising annually. (We never rob Peter to pay Paul. Even during intense capital campaigns, operational funds rise under our management in tandem.) Our board training “brings life and ease to the volunteer responsibilities” with nuances and subtle adjustments in the approach (so we’ve been told!). When we are tasked with serving as interim leadership, we bring new levels of rigor and cadence to development shops across the country.

We are relationship-minded at the center of our work. We emphasize tools like High-Value Questions to tune into donor motivations which leads to improved donor experiences, increased giving, and strong pledge fulfillment rates.


Areas of Specialty:

  • Cultivating, securing, and stewarding leadership and major gifts ranging from $10K to $250M

  • Designing and directing major gifts, capital fundraising campaigns

  • Hiring, onboarding, training, and coaching staff (and volunteers)

  • Fundraising training and workshop facilitation

  • Orchestrating fundraising audits and assessments

  • Conducting feasibility studies and relationship-mapping / 360 plans

  • Developing and managing boards and volunteers

  • Shaping institutional advancement programs

  • Guiding corporate partnership initiatives

  • Building event sponsorships and auction donations

  • Planning and managing employee-giving

  • Benchmarking and crafting retail / cause-marketing campaigns

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Increasing funds so programs soar!

“If you want to go fast go
alone, if you want to go
far go together.”