Founded in 2004, the Winkler Group is a national firm respected for our relentless pursuit of results.

Our core values are not aspirational. They’re woven into our DNA and they’re central to our rigorous hiring process. 

We aren’t vendors. We’re not just a coach. We roll up our sleeves and become your team’s newest members in ways that have the most impact on your campaign. We promise we’ll always have your best interest in mind—even before our own.

We’ll always give you our best counsel, with courage and compassion. Because that’s what we would want if we were in your shoes.

Our Values

Do the Right Things the Right Way

Roll Up Our Sleeves

Work as a Team

Deeply Knowledgeable

Eager to Learn

Own It

As our client partner, you will quickly notice a difference working with us.

We invite you to learn more about the clients we’ve served and how philanthropy has transformed them.


The story of the Winkler Group begins with a need—a gap in the philanthropic marketplace.

Why Winkler Is Different



Serves three or less clients at a time.

An office of experts helps lead your project.

Hands-on; helps complete tasks for you.

Unlimited campaign study interviews.

Wealth screening included.

Case study written by a donor communications expert.

Timothy M. Winkler Sr., MA, CFRE

Principal, CEO

Jim Bush

Principal, President

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Jessica Browning, MBA

Principal, Executive Vice President

Nikki Rach, Vice President of Client Services, Winkler Group
Nikki Rach

Senior Vice President

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Raymond E. Carnley, EdD

Vice President, Client Services

Kathy Douglas, Winkler Group Consultant
Kathy Douglas

Senior Managing Consultant

Jessica Garrett, Winkler Group Consultant
Jessica Garrett

Consultant and Donor Communications Specialist

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Richard Guarino, MBA

Senior Consultant

Katie Hajjar

Director of Finance and Operations

Anna Lipscomb, Winkler Group Marketing Events Coordinator
Anna Lipscomb

Marketing Events Coordinator

Michelle Littlejohn
Michelle Littlejohn


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Mark McGrew

Project Manager

Jennifer Morgan, Winkler Group Consultant
Jennifer Morgan


Alexandra Reardon, Winkler Group Senior Managing Consultant
Alexandra Reardon, CFRE

Senior Managing Consultant

Bill Rose, Winkler Group Consultant
Bill Rose

Senior Consultant

Rachel Santos

Marketing Manager

Tim Smeal, Winkler Group Senior Consultant
Tim Smeal

Senior Consultant

Bryan Steros

Senior Consultant

Ellie Tiller, Winkler Group Consultant
Ellie Tiller

Senior Consultant


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