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?

Would you like a rinse-and-repeat system? One that’s focused on growing your individual giving and maximizing your time?

Pamela has raised hundreds of millions through her consultancy, her weekly Grow Report ezine (over 33,000 subscribers), her donor-focused Basics & More eCourses, and the Simple Development Systems coaching program. Pam’s over-riding goal is to provide law of attraction fundraising training to small nonprofit organizations — at prices they can afford.

A pioneer in creating online training for nonprofit professionals, Pamela created the first online nonprofit storytelling class in 2010, as well as the first online nonprofit stewardship training. Partnering with Chris Davenport of the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference, she created the landmark program, 100 Donors in 90 Days, and The Donor Retention Project. In 2016, Pam developed the curriculum, branding, and launch for the Veritus Group’s Major Gift Academy, the seminal online training for nonprofit major gift officers. In 2010 Pamela was named one of the 50 Most Influential Fundraisers by Civil Society magazine, and in 2016 she was named one of the Top 25 Fundraising Experts by the Michael Chatman Giving Show. Her blog, PamelaGrow.com was named one of 25 Must-Read Nonprofit IT Blogs 2016, and she recently came in at #2 on the Top 75 Fundraising Websites And Blogs For Fundraisers.

“You are a delightful speaker. For an introvert, you were a wealth of information! Thank you for being so generous with your resources. I will be using them for the YWCA Great Falls – and am leaving this workshop inspired!

Sandi Filipowicz, Executive Director
YWCA Great Falls

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 blogs regularly at NonprofitPRO.

Subscribe to The Grow Report. Since 2009, 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 recognized 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 specializes 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 speaker, trainer or 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 homepage. For speaking and training inquiries, please fill out the contact form below.

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 e-news 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!”