Growing nonprofits
from the ground up

Carrying out your mission to the fullest starts with the right plan.

Specializing in small and mid-size organizations, Giving Tree’s not for profit consultants combine big-picture vision and on-the-ground expertise to help you build strong leaders, financial stability and sustainable growth.


Do you have a fundraising goal but no plan to get there? We help nonprofits managing a fundraising campaign maximize their potential by assessing organizational needs, developing realistic goals, and identifying and engaging donors.

Executive Search
and Staffing

Your people are the fuel that makes your organization run. Skilled in nonprofit executive search and staffing, we help you recruit and train visionary leaders with the passion and skills to further your cause.

Leadership and Learning

How can your board best support your fundraising efforts? Are you telling your nonprofit’s story in a way that inspires giving? Learn actionable strategies to strengthen your organization through our training and development programs for board and staff members.

Organizational Strategy and Development

No matter what you want to achieve in the next five years, you’re more likely to get there with a plan. Our strategic planning services for nonprofits empower you to understand what’s working, what’s not and where to go next.

Our Impact

With deep roots in the Jewish community, Giving Tree partners with a variety of faith-based, cultural and humanitarian groups to move their missions forward. Based in Chicago, our team of not for profit consultants serve clients across North America.
Education & Youth
Human Needs
Arts & Humanities
Health Care

“Thanks to Giving Tree, our resource development efforts have become more strategic and efficient. It was an investment in our staff and organization that has already had a positive impact.”

Karen Stoller, Director of Marketing and Development, The ARK

“When Giving Tree Associates came to our first meeting, we had no fundraising campaign or lay leadership. Only six months later, we have a comprehensive annual campaign, a sophisticated and friendly donor database system, and an energized group of 15 lay leaders on our annual campaign committee.”

Stefan Teodosic, Director, B’Nai B’Rith Beber Camp

“Giving Tree helped us implement an infrastructure that our organization desperately needed. They facilitated fundraising, organized meetings, created forms and sponsorship materials, centralized data collection, managed volunteers, collected donations, helped run the annual benefit and much more. Their work was always performed in an enthusiastic, professional and timely manner.”

Suzanne Dunn Friedland, Co-Chair, Food Allergy Initiative Chicago

"We found Giving Tree to be nothing but professional. Everything from their proposal to the completed project was clear, done on time and done on budget. Amy conducted a program to our board on asking for donations, which was well received and on target. She made it all seem like an easy task to do – this from a resistant board who has never asked for money."

Laura Michaud, President, Stage 773

“Giving Tree Associates came to our rescue when we found ourselves without sufficient staff to both plan and execute one of our key fundraising events. The team of staff is to be commended for coming in and skillfully taking over the event from ‘soup to nuts’…. The team exceeded my expectations with their recommendations for improving the event to maximize both participation and donations.”

Marty Oliff, Executive Director, Jewish Council for Youth Services

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