Rob Cummings Consulting

“Some time ago I attended a conference and got to know a talented young fundraising professional. During the break from a morning session he turned to me and said,

‘You know, the very best thing about development is that everybody wins. The student, or ultimate beneficiary of the gift, that person wins. The donor wins. The institution wins. And the development officer wins. I love that about our work.’

I told him and will tell you, those are profound words.”

from “Winning: The Five Truths of Fundraising”

For more than four decades Rob Cummings has been a development leader and a thought leader for many of the Chicago area’s most respected institutions. Today, Rob Cummings Consulting guides capital campaigns, coaches gift officers and helps nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and around the world build strong, sustainable development programs.

“You have indeed mastered the art of fundraising and the ability to delight and inspire the rest of us.”

“I wish I could unscrew the top of my head, unscrew the top of your head, and pour what’s in your head into mine.”

“I think of you in the same category as Si Seymour and Jerry Panas–brilliant teachers of the art of development work.”

When you need experience, not “corporate,” when you don’t see the path forward and need someone who does, and when you need a partner who will listen, you can reach us here.