About Pamela Grow

“There is truly NO better small shop resource!!!”

Dr. Janet Buchanan, CFRE
Vice President, Philanthropy
Carroll Lutheran Village


Are you looking to get off the fundraising *guru* treadmill?

Have you had it with hearing from the male-run agencies, with unlimited resources and no knowledge of what it’s like to be in the trenches?

Tired of checking out every bright shiny new object (fundraising on Facebook…Instagram for nonprofits)?

Do you just want a system? One that’s focused on growing your donors joyfully?

Pamela has raised hundreds of millions through her consultancy, her weekly Grow Report ezine (over 30,000 subscribers), her donor-focused Basics & More eCourses, and the Simple Development Systems coaching program. Pam’s over-riding goal is to provide exceptional donor-centered fundraising training to small nonprofit organisations — at prices they can afford. With Chris Davenport, she created the landmark program, 100 Donors in 90 Days, along with The Donor Retention Project, a series of interviews with the world’s leading donor retention experts. In 2016, she partnered with the Veritus Group for the launch of Major Gift Academy, the seminal online training for major gift fundraisers. In 2010 Pamela was named one of the 50 Most Influential Fundraisers by the influential Civil Society magazine, and in 2016 she was named one of the Top 25 Fundraising Experts by the Michael Chatman Giving Show. She’s  been featured by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Foundation Center and Small Shop Savior, a weekly column of NonprofitPRO Magazine. Pam is also a regular contributor to SOFII, the showcase of fundraising innovation and inspiration, and Charity Channel.

Here are seven ways you can work with Pamela:

Stop by her site. Pam’s written a plethora of blog posts around the topics of donor-centered fundraising and small shop nonprofit marketing. Regular features on nonprofit storytelling, email and online fundraising, stewardship, and direct mail fundraising will give you ideas on growing your fundraising communications. Pam also blog regularly at NonprofitPRO.

Subscribe to The Grow Report. Since 2008, Pam has published The Grow Report, the leading weekly newsletter for smart fundraisers like you. If you’re overwhelmed with too much information, now you can relax, turn off the internet noise and set aside an hour a week to enjoy a curation of the best of the fundraising web.

Buy Simple Development Systems (the book). Early on Pam recognised the smartest methods of sustainable fundraising success for the small shop fundraiser, and compiled them into one handy, easily digested guide. You’ll discover why one development pro called Simple Development Systems, “the Bible for small shop fundraising!”

Check out Basics & More™. This is where Pam offers low-cost inspiration and training in the topics you need the most, from nonprofit storytelling, to planned giving, to starting your monthly giving program, to online fundraising, to developing an engaged fundraising board, and much more.

Simple Development Systems. Pam’s members-only site, designed to give you the inspiration, training, and resources you need to build your fundraising or take it to the next level.

Copywriting Services. In addition to online training, Pamela specialises in both direct mail and online fundraising copywriting. If you’re looking for a fundraising plan or donor communications (appeals, newsletters, online communications, case statements, and more), please complete the form below.

Hire Pam as a personal coach. Want to ‘pick my brain?’ If you think you could benefit from one-on-one interaction with me, schedule your first meeting via the ‘Want to Meet with Pam?’ widget on my home page.

I’d love to connect with you about consulting offers or speaking engagements. You may reach me directly at (484) 297-2186, or complete the following form and click “submit.” If you prefer snail mail, I can be reached at:

Pamela Grow
PO Box 274
Haverford PA 19041

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Readers love The Grow Report, the only weekly enews geared specifically to the one-person development shop!

“I always refer to “The Grow Report” for expert advice and guidance. There’s a lot of differing opinions out there but Pamela’s is the one I trust most.”

“Your post on storytelling in grants reinforced recent changes in our grant writing. Since then by adding those “stories” throughout the grant, we have experienced our first national foundation success. This same copy was used at the local level and we were one of 18 successful grants from a field of 68 from a foundation which had never funded us previously.”

“Your newsletter usually produces one “aha” per issue it is why i take the time to read it, most others i just scan.”

“Your most recent “seven tips in a recession” was great. Used it in class with my Northeastern U fundraising students. Great discussion!”

“I subscribe to a huge number of email newsletters, but I have to say that yours is one of the best! It’s good, useful stuff. One of my goals as I redefine my business and launch a new website is to put together a good, helpful and targeted blog – and an email newsletter even half as good as yours!”