We are a full-service + hands-on development consulting firm. We share with all our clients a passion for making our world a better place.
This passion inspires us every day and is at the heart of effective fundraising.
We know the challenges you face: competing for limited funding, juggling too many priorities, filling a pipeline of solid prospects, strengthening your skills, recruiting top-quality staff, engaging board and staff members in fundraising, and more.
S+R works side-by-side with you to do the rewarding work of development. We show you how to overcome fundraising challenges and move upward.
There is true joy in seeing development done well. Together, let’s produce solutions and uncover new opportunities for success.
STRATEGY + HANDS-ON IMPLEMENTATION
We tackle all aspects of fundraising and development, from the “big picture” to daily operations.
A hallmark of our work is our ability to develop strong fundraising plans and execute them efficiently and successfully.
We have raised tens of millions of dollars from major donors, foundations, and corporations locally, nationally, and internationally.
Our comprehensive services include:
Results-Oriented Development Plans
Fundraising Messages + Materials
Donor Identification, Cultivation, Solicitation + Stewardship
Recruitment, Training + Coaching
Special Event Planning + Management
Design of Development Systems + Infrastructure
S+R Consulting is honored to have worked with over 60 organizations on a wide range of crucial issues, such as:
American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition
Alliance for Aging Research
Alliance for Justice
Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking
California Budget & Policy Center
Campaign for America’s Future
Campaign for the Fair Sentencing for Youth
Campaign Legal Center
Center for Community Progress
Center for International Environmental Law
Center for Law and Social Policy
Center for Public Integrity
Center for Responsive Politics
Central Baltimore Partnership
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Congressional Management Foundation
Constitutional Accountability Center
Daniel Centers for Progressive Judaism
District Alliance for Safe Housing
DC Fiscal Policy Institute
Developing Radio Partners
Direct Care Alliance
Economic Policy Institute
Fight Colorectal Cancer
Friends of the Earth
Global Biological Standards Institute
Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy
Illinois Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Children
Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Institute for Women's Policy Research
Insight Center for Community Economic Development
International Youth Alliance for Family Planning
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Maine Center for Economic Policy
Marie Stopes International-US
Massachusetts Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
National Center for Healthy Housing
National Consumers League
National Conversation on Climate Action
National Labor College
National Skills Coalition
National Veterans Legal Services Program
New England Center for Investigative Reporting
Open Sky Institute (NE)
Oregon Center for Public Policy
Public Assets Institute (VT)
School-Based Health Alliance
Society for Neuroscience
Spastic Paraplegia Foundation
U.S. Coalition for Child Survival
Weizmann Institute of Science
Women's Media Center
The Workforce Alliance
April 2019 - S+R is thrilled to be working with New York City-based Literacy Partners as interim chief development officer to advance their fundraising operations .
January 2019 - S+R wishes Kiana Robinson best of luck as she begins her role as Development Associate at the Constitutional Accountability Center. We were able to fill this position for CAC within four weeks.
December 2018 - S+R completed a 13-month engagement serving as interim Chief Development Officers for returning client Campaign Legal Center, exceeding annual revenue projection goals for foundation and individual donors.
October 2018 - Kicking off the Center for Law and Social Policy's 50th anniversary, S+R led the effort to craft Case for Support collateral materials that included strategy sessions with board and staff, stakeholder interviews and e-surveys.
May 2018 - Spring kicked off with a three-prong engagement with the District Alliance for Safe Housing. S+R is proud to be providing hands-on fundraising counsel to raise funds for DC's largest dedicated safe housing provider for survivors and their families escaping domestic or sexual abuse. Additionally, S+R is conducting a development assessment, writing grant proposals and coaching staff and board leadership.
EDIT REIZES - Co-FOUNDER
Edit Reizes, a development professional with nearly 20 years of marked accomplishments, provides highly personalized fundraising counsel to nonprofits seeking to improve, diversify, and expand development operations.
Edit has had senior staff responsibility for fundraising at a wide range of organizations, including the Economic Policy Institute, Weitzman Institute of Science and Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. She has been involved in every aspect of development: strategizing, planning, and executing diverse fundraising efforts. Edit has built a strong development skill set that enables her to quickly assess an organization’s opportunities and challenges and help guide that organization to fundraising success. Coupled with strategic “know how,” Edit has been actively involved in – and successful at – securing institutional grants and major donor gifts in the five and six figure range, including endowed and planned gifts. One of her strengths is creating and implementing outreach programs to attract new supporters to organizations. As one example, she launched a program to involve the growing high-tech and bio-tech communities in the Washington, DC, region and revitalized a “Next Generation” outreach and fundraising effort that engaged younger supporters.
After many years “in house,” Edit began consulting in 2007. She has worked for and consulted to organizations with budgets that range from $500,000 to more than $100 million.
Edit graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.S. in Management and Consumer Studies and supportive core work in Public Policy and Administration. Some of her community service involvement and volunteering activities include College Gardens Elementary School, Far Post Soccer, Manna Food Center, and Progressive Montgomery. Edit was a founding board member of 4 Montgomery’s Kids.
DIANE SCHWARTZ - Co-Founder
Diane Schwartz has spent more than 20 years in the nonprofit sector and is experienced in fundraising, management and governance, as well as project development and management. She draws on her extensive background to work effectively on a wide range of issues and assignments, from the local to the international level. Since becoming an independent consultant in 2006, Diane has drawn on her expertise to advise, assist, and coach nonprofit organizations.
Previously, Diane has had responsibility for organizational planning and management, project development and management, and/or fundraising at the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Economic Policy Institute, Center for Community Change, Family Care International, and the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Revenues increased at each organization during her tenure. Diane also has served as a member of the board of directors for Earth Share, Partners for Development, and GRACE Cares. Prior to entering the nonprofit field, Diane was a project consultant to United Nations agencies, the U.S. Agency for International Development, World Wide Fund for Nature, and other nonprofit organizations, focusing on Latin America and Africa. She has also served as a media and communications specialist with local and regional agencies addressing environmental and economic development issues.
Diane holds a B.A. in English from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University (New York, NY). She lives in Arlington, VA, where she is active on education and political issues and serves as a volunteer teaching assistant at a county program for adult English language learners.