Nonprofit Fundraising and Organizational Consulting

Every nonprofit organization, no matter what size, wants to be self-sufficient and sustainable. They need good advice and counsel and, at times, help getting to the next level of success—however leadership defines that success. Organizations and institutions need support launching major annual, capital, endowment and comprehensive fund raising campaigns, coaching staff and board, assessing programs and operations, creating strategic plans, designing innovative approaches to increase awareness and philanthropic support and measuring their impact.  Our firm does just that—helps nonprofit organizations get to the next level.

The Ostroff Group is a team of consultants with decades of financial resource development and organizational development experience working in and for nonprofit organizations. We understand nonprofits from the inside out.

We provide individualized strategies and tailored approaches that help each client realize its organizational and philanthropic goals.

We partner with our clients to deliver results.  Michael Ostroff and The Ostroff Group assist clients in fundraising, major gifts development, solicitation. marketing, organizational development and strategic planning,


  • I have known Michael Ostroff for over 15 years.  He is a very skilled fund raising professional whose work has helped hundreds of organizations improve their bottom line by increasing needed resources.

    Scott Badesch
    CEO of Human Service Organization
  • “In addition to his vast experience in fundraising and strategic planning, Michael Ostroff brings a personal kindness and warmth to the challenging process of helping organizations set their direction for the future.”

    Jane Gellman
    Community Philanthropist, Milwaukee, WI
  • “Michael’s professionalism, guidance and tireless energy made the campaign a pleasure and ultimately a huge success.”

    Logan Pierson
    CEO of Wind Power Systems™
  • “Michael is a trustworthy and competent professional and I support his efforts to make the non-profit world more self-sufficient, sustainable and morally driven”.

    Jeff Swartz
    Former President and CEO, Timberland
  • “He has a keen understanding of fundraising strategies to encourage participation from a diverse cultural community, engaging both volunteer and executive leadership.”

    Anla Cheng Kingdon
    Community Philanthropist · Co-chair, China Institute in America Comprehensive Campaign
  • “The Ostroff Group understands friendraising, fundraising, cultivation, time frame deadlines, and “service after sale.”

    Les Weil
    Community Philanthropist
  • “They provided support and training that helped clients to significantly grow and expand their major giving programs. Their workshops, webinars and newsletter articles are a great resource.”

    Doug Eichten
    President, Greater Public
  • “Michael worked with us in both planning and implementing our campaign. And he is simply one of the warmest and nicest people I have had the pleasure to work with.”

    Dan Ehrenkrantz
    President, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, 2002-2013
  • “When I was the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation in Hartford, after careful consideration, the board decided to hire Michael Ostroff. He helped create a vision and launch our first community and agency-wide capital and endowment campaign.”

    Cindy Chazan
    Vice President The Wexner Foundation
  • “Michael brought innovative ideas and programs to the organization for Hadassah’s hospitals and members, and delivered positive outcomes for donors, volunteers and staff.”

    Marlene Post
    Past President, Hadassah