At Sims & Steele Consulting, we bring a level of service that takes your nonprofit to new heights. Explore our offerings below.

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Strategic Planning is at the heart an organization’s success and is the key pre-requisite for successful fundraising. We will partner with you to engage stakeholders in your vision, establish your position and brand, define key outcomes, and track your indicators of success.

Further, we can work with you to develop operational, sustainability, or fundraising strategies that generate buy-in and commitment, empower good decision-making, and increase results and accountability.


Since Wilson’s start in fundraising in 1976, and partnering with Don Steele in 1994 to form Sims & Steele, together our team of firm consultants we have raised over a half a billion dollars for our clients.

Our work includes:

  • Conducting studies to determine support for your funding objectives.
  • Developing a campaign strategy.
  • Managing capital campaigns.
  • Developing strategies for identifying, cultivating and soliciting prospective donors.
  • Creating planned giving options.
  • Developing supporting materials.
  • Hiring and training staff and volunteers.
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Grant Writing

Sims & Steele consultants have helped nonprofits attract over $100 million in grant support. 

Grant writing services include:

  • Researching foundations and prospects most in alignment with your organization.
  • Writing compelling proposals and cases for support.
  • Editing proposals for impact.
  • Developing budgets that stand up to funders’ scrutiny.

Organizational Development

Sims & Steele will guide your organization through key stages based on existing needs, assisting with:

  • Assessing organizational needs and solutions.
  • Developing board and governance policy.
  • Strengthening communications systems.
  • Developing economic impact studies.
  • Advising teams on compliance and follow-through.
  • Providing executive mentoring, executive hiring, and interim executive directorships.
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Board Governance and Training

Successful organizations invest in continuous learning and improvement. Ongoing professional development of Staff, Board, and Volunteers ensures that nonprofits remain innovative, adaptive, skillfull, and also helps to retain good people. Sims & Steele offers a wide range of training for governance, management, organizational development, and fundraising.

Trusted by Nonprofits Since 1994

Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy

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Western Carolina Community Action

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Muddy Sneakers

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Asheville Community Theatre

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Brevard Music Center

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Let's Make a Difference

Pictured: Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation formed in 1992-1996 with help
of Sims & Steele.

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Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. We’re ready to help you make a difference.

Pictured: Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation formed in 1992-1996 with help
of Sims & Steele.