Our Mission & Values

The Winkler Group Approach

Mission: We exist to love and serve our clients by helping worthy organizations raise more money. 

Core Values: The Winkler Group is a values-driven firm.  We have six core values: 

  • Humbly Confident
  • Solutions Driven
  • Dedicated to Excellence
  • Collaborative Partners 
  • Committed to Success
  • Thankful

We do things differently because servant leadership is built into our DNA.

The Winkler Group's leadership style means that we initiate and are proactive every step of the way.

We partner with you, becoming a trusted member of your team. Part mentor, part teammate, our counsel will keep the project focused and disciplined to meet deadlines and exceed goals.

Our consultants are full-time employees of the Winkler Group, not independent contractors.  They serve no more than two clients at a time, which means your lead consultant has the time to be fully invested in your project. 

About the Winkler Group: The Winkler Group, a national full-service fundraising consulting firm headquartered in Charleston, SC, specializes in customized capital campaigns, planning studies, and strategic planning. 

"Our campaign hit its goal 17 months early because of the Winkler Group."

Colleen Keith
Spartanburg Methodist College


As the largest fundraising firm in South Carolina and one of the most respected in the country, we have raised more than $1 billion for our clients.  Our consultants represent the best in the profession.  They have 250 years of combined fundraising experience plus individual expertise in all aspects of development from capital campaign management to strategic fundraising plans.


The Winkler Group is a proud member of the Giving Institute, publishers of the annual Giving USA report, and the preeminent organization of philanthropy leaders dedicated to ethics in fundraising.  


Because of our commitment to the highest ethical standards, the Winkler Group is a proud member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and CFRE International. Because of our commitment to the highest ethical standards, the Winkler Group endorses and abides by the AFP Code of Ethics, Standards of Professional Practice, and the Donors Bill of Rights.