Welcome to ASSIST Development Consulting, LLC.  Our mission is to help you to achieve your mission.

The verb “assist” means “to give support or help; to make it easier for someone to do something or for something to happen.” In the sports world, an “assist” is a pass that leads to a score.

“Development” is “the act or process of growing or causing something to grow or become larger or more advanced; the act or process of creating something or making something more advanced over a period of time.”

That’s what we do.


Our Mission

The mission of ASSIST Consulting is to help charitable and philanthropic organizations achieve their missions. We do this by helping organizations to raise funds, build capacity, and achieve strategic goals.

Our Vision

ASSIST Consulting envisions a world where people, communities and organizations work together, on a large, coordinated scale, to solve problems and make things better.  Over the next 20 years, we will build successful partnerships and support charitable/philanthropic initiatives that, in some small or large way, have a positive and measurable impact on people, communities and the environment.

Our Values


Having a goal, a game plan and clearly defined roles; mutual support, encouragement and persistence; a collective striving for excellence

Collective Work and Responsibility

A willingness to take ownership of specific tasks, engage others, and provide mutual support in getting the job done


Honesty, transparency and a willingness to share information, ideas, feedback and feelings in a timely and appropriate manner


Doing what we can, when we can, and however we can, to support, encourage, motivate and inspire others


Being mindful of why we do the things we do allows us to take pleasure in working hard and gives us the strength to overcome challenges.

Our Approach

Whether it’s management, fundraising, or development or philanthropy, we take a holistic approach to our work, continuously looking for ways to  add value. Here’s how we ASSIST:


We conduct comprehensive analysis and information-gathering


We use this information to set goals and create action plans


We establish operating procedures that are efficient, transparent and accountable


We put plans and systems into motion, monitor progress, and evaluate success


We offer knowledge, advice, resources and encouragement


We help to overcome barriers, make course corrections, and identify solutions to unexpected challenges