Greater Gifts Consulting
A Raleigh, NC based organization offering strategic planning and fundraising services for non-profits
To help your non-profit expand and be successful, MaryBeth provides services to accommodate your organization’s needs. Greater Gifts Consulting provides strategic planning, marketing communications and fundraising services to non-profits in North Carolina. We provide ethical and effective fundraising and strategic planning services. Client list includes local universities, social service, arts, education and health care agencies in the Triangle region of North Carolina.
MaryBeth is the 2018 recipient of the Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle Chapter.
Special events & photography
Annual campaign planning and implementation
Executive Director Mentoring
Prospect lead identification
Corporate philanthropic planning
Agency management services
MaryBeth Carpenter MBA, CFRE
veteran fundraiser with over 30 years of experience at higher education and social service agencies in four states, MaryBeth has raised $44 million for her nonprofits. She began Greater Gifts Consulting in 2010 and has assisted numerous Triangle-based nonprofits with strategic planning and fundraising.
MaryBeth is the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Fundraising Professional award from AFP Triangle. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive and also a Certified Gift Planning Associate. MaryBeth is Past President of the Triangle Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and served on its board for six years. MaryBeth also serves on other Triangle non-profit boards and teaches the CFRE review course and gives trainings on fundraising across North Carolina. She is also an award winning writer, a historian and a photographer.
MaryBeth is the Executive Director of Preservation Zebulon, and has won the Heritage Award in 2018 from the Little River Historical Society.
MaryBeth earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She resides in Raleigh, NC.
MaryBeth teaches a class in 2015
She provides trainings in fund raising and strategic planning for non-profits across North Carolina.
I'm pleased to recommend MaryBeth as a dynamic, outgoing development professional with strong financial, analytical and strategic planning knowledge and skills. She has been instrumental in moving AFP Chapter membership recruitment and retention to new levels over the past two years. MaryBeth has boundless energy, vision and the skills to succeed in any business endeavor.
Drive, Patience, Confidence, Goal-Driven, Caring, Dedication. These traits, to name just a few, describe MaryBeth. In addition, MaryBeth is a passionate leader and fundraiser. When MaryBeth takes on a task, you know the job is going to get done and done well. She puts in countless hours to ensure a job is complete. She is an accomplished major gifts officer and truly cares and spreads the word about the mission of any organization she touches.
At NC Arts in Action, she has helped double our organization’s revenue in three years, (from $190,000 to $464,000) and her grant writing and marketing work has helped us grow and to extend our reach to triple the number of children served. She is a professional who does excellent work.
MaryBeth's keen fundraising knowledge and commitment to helping my nonprofit not only sustain our programs but grow threefold came at a time when our organization needed it most and had been stagnating for several years. She redefined my understanding of a fundraising consultant, providing coaching and mentorship for me as a young Executive Director and challenging our organization to think differently and creatively around how to fund our bold mission and expansion plans. Over the years, under her leadership, our grants budget blossomed from $30,000 a year to $140,000 a year in recurring funding from local funders. In addition we jump started our corporate sponsorship program from 0 to $40,000 in one year. Above and beyond the funding impact her role played as our Development Consultant, she provided training to our collegiate chapters, board, and staff.
I took on an area of fundraising where I had no expertise -- corporate sponsorships. I had been trying and failing to identify and solicit companies. Finally I hit upon the idea of hiring a consultant, MaryBeth. I'm so glad I did! I went from hitting my head against a brick wall to getting 4 sponsors in the matter of a few weeks. Her advice was invaluable. This is some of the best money I've ever spent!
- Dee Blake
- Oshana Watkins
- Marlon Torres
- Kelly Phoenix
- Cathy Dobbins
Private Funding Research Service
Let Greater Gifts help you diversify your funding sources and locate new private funders for your non-profit’s mission.
Our average search usually results in six to 10 new funding sources, which may include private foundations, corporate foundations, business funders, family foundations, and trusts.
- 1 hour consultation with Greater Gifts to determine search parameters
- Search and screening in proprietary databases for potential funding sources to match your mission and special projects
- Written report of findings and application guidelines and 1 hour meeting to review
Please contact for rates.
Greater Gifts Consulting also can produce annual reports and newsletters to track and report on your progress.
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6300 Creedmoor Rd Ste 170 #126
Raleigh, NC 27612
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