The Winkler Group specializes in serving independent schools.

You’ll recognize an immediate difference when working with us. Our servant leadership model is ideally suited to independent schools because our hands-on approach means that we share the workload. Each of our consultants serves a limited number of clients, which means your lead consultant works on your project even when not onsite.

Winkler Group consultants are full-time employees—not contract workers—who are just as invested in your success as you are. Many of them have been independent school directors of development and major gift officers, so they know the challenges and opportunities you face.

Your lead consultant will be supported by a team of professionals and experts in the fields of major gifts, strategic planning, planned giving, case statement writing, and donor communications. Their individual expertise will be woven throughout your project.

 The Winkler Group understood The Brook Hill School’s ethos and mission. The customization and personalization they provided for our campaign demonstrated how well they became part of our community. Just like The Brook Hill School, their team is committed to faith. 

Brook Hill School

 Our Winkler Group consultant was a Godsend. He knew just when and how to motivate us to keep going when we were having trouble getting appointments and the donations were coming in slowly. 

St. Joseph’s High School

 We really did have a strong connection with the Winkler Group. To have a consultant who got our mission and who was also a consummate professional was a great blessing. She was more than a consultant. She was a partner. 

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

The generous will prosper: those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
(Proverbs 11:25)

  • Over $1 Billion Raised
  • Our campaigns achieve 117% of their original goals
  • Our consultants have 200 years of fundraising experience