About Pamela Grow

If you’re ready to get off the nonprofit hamster wheel, once and for all. Simple Development Systems is your answer.

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

Pamela has raised hundreds of millions through her consultancy, her weekly Grow Report enewsletter (over 40,000 subscribers), and her online Basics & More™ trainings on direct mail fundraising, digital fundraising, board fundraising, monthly giving fundraising, major gift fundraising and more. Pam’s over-riding goal is to provide results-focused fundraising training to small nonprofit organizations — at prices they can afford.

A pioneer in creating online training for nonprofit professionals, Pamela created both the first online nonprofit storytelling class in 2010, and 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 processes, curriculum, branding, and launch for the Veritus Group’s Major Gift Academy, the seminal online training for nonprofit major gift officers. Pamela has been 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.

““I am such a fan of what you are doing and your deep knowledge of fundraising. There are thousands of details to getting this work right and you seem to know almost all of them!””

Vicki Clarke
Director of Philanthropy
Central Region Heifer International

Here are eight ways you can work with Pam:

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, digital 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 and focus in on what really matters.

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 value-packed inspiration and donor-centered 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 coaching program, designed to give you the inspiration, training, and resources you need to build your fundraising or take it to the next level.

Copywriting Services. 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 download her menu of services by clicking here and complete the form below. You may also email Pamela directly at pamela@pamelagrow.com

Hire Pamela as your Interim Development Director. In the middle of the hiring process? Not quite ready for a development director? Bring Pam on board and she’ll ensure that your donors get the attention they deserve.

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 or schedule a call using the scheduling app.

I’d love to connect with you about consulting offers or speaking engagements. You may email, or complete the following form and click “submit.” If you prefer snail mail, I can be reached at:

Pamela Grow
PO Box 204
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!”