Lindsay Simonds Consulting (LSC) is a boutique firm of senior-level fundraising professionals offering strategic fundraising and management consulting. With over four decades of combined experience partnering with organizations for transformational change, LSC provides strategic onboarding, board and staff training, interim leadership management, campaign management, and more. Team members have served as consultants and frontline fundraisers, as board members and as donors, as volunteers, and as professional coaches. We have fewer clients at a time and offer hands-on management and deeply thoughtful recommendations that are tailored specifically to each unique organization. We are distinguished in this way.
Having raised over $3 billion in philanthropic dollars, LSC is an integral lead in expanding and deepening donor investments and major gifts campaigns. LSC is a solutions-based firm calling on metrics-driven analysis, conscious communication, and natural creativity. With an eye for structures of influence, donor engagement, project management, compelling storytelling, brand evangelism, and productivity, LSC brings all clients comprehensive fundraising expertise and campaign management.
Lindsay Simonds (she/her) is a senior nonproﬁt fundraising and management professional with over a dozen years of experience partnering with organizations across the country for transformational change. Having raised over $1 billion in philanthropic dollars cumulatively and collaboratively, she is an integral lead in expanding and deepening donor investments and major gift campaigns. Lindsay is a solutions-based thinker who calls on metrics-driven analysis, conscious communication, and instinctual creativity.
Lindsay founded LSC in 2017 after her role as Vice President at CCS, a large, global fundraising consulting and management firm. Lindsay and CCS continue to partner on projects today. She and the team at LSC offer a variety of professional services to nonprofit organizations as fundraising specialists and department generalists ranging from capital campaign management, interim leadership, recruiting and hiring, executive coaching (junior and senior level fundraisers), and staff and board training.
Lindsay is a local Coloradan who graduated from Kent Denver and received her B.A. in International Studies and Business Administration at the University of Denver. She is on the executive committee and corporate committee of the board at BUILD.org, which centers on experiential learning through entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities, locally and nationally. During her tenure at CCS, Lindsay was the head of internal continued learning and training. She also served as a faculty member and trainer for the Sanford Institute on Philanthropy at JFK University with a focus on annual strategic fundraising planning, major individual gifts, campaign readiness, moves management, making the ask, and cause-based fundraising.