We’re a ‘sleeves rolled up’ kind of team.

When leaders find themselves at a crossroads, we’re the team they call.

For two decades, Funding for Good has been helping mission-driven nonprofits, consultants, and businesses build sustainability and impact.

Clear goals. Proven strategies. Actionable work plans. It’s our recipe for success.

consensus building

Who We Work With

Nonprofit Organizations

  • Strategic planning.
  • Executive searches.
  • Fundraising strategy, training, and coaching.
  • Board training and coaching. Resource vault.

We help nonprofit leaders align their teams, define their goals, and grow their impact.

Nonprofit Consultants

  • One-on-one coaching and mentorship.
  • Annual conference(s) and in-person retreats.
  • Referral networks.

We help nonprofit consultants build their dream businesses from the ground up.

Business Leaders

  • Strategic planning.
  • On-demand strategy sessions.
  • Custom trainings.

We help businesses solve thorny problems and design achievable paths to success.

Meet Mandy Pearce, Founder and Owner of Funding for Good

I started Funding for Good because I saw a need in the nonprofit sector, and I had a vision for how to meet it.

Most nonprofits are operating on shoestring budgets. They’re working hard to deliver impact for their communities—while also struggling to raise money and retain staff. Overwhelmed, leaders turn to consultants to help ease their load. But too often those consultants fail to deliver.

Whether it’s fundraising, strategic planning, or board development—nonprofit leaders need reliable results. They need consultants who can deliver and who can help their teams perform at their best.

That was a gap I knew Funding for Good could fill. We started with grants training, research, planning, and proposal writing services. We helped hundreds of organizations secure tens of millions of dollars. Brick-by-brick, organization-by-organization, we developed a powerful and dynamic suite of nonprofit consulting services.

Today, while we focus less on grant writing for clients, we’re just as committed to making an impact.

By coaching and mentoring nonprofit consultants, we’re building a stronger support system for nonprofits nationwide—and helping consultants build their dream businesses.

Through strategic planning services, we help nonprofit and business leaders set ambitious goals and build buy-in throughout their teams.

With nonprofit development training and coaching, we help organizations meet and exceed their annual fundraising goals.

From board services to a vault of proven resources, we’re giving nonprofit leaders the tools to build sustainable and impactful organizations.

We’re here for your mission.

 

50,000+

Nonprofit leaders, board members, and fundraisers trained

10,000+

Nonprofit organizations and small businesses served

1,000+

Nonprofit consultants in our community

20+

Years building strong organizations

The Funding for Good team has a remarkable talent for steering the strategic planning process in such a supportive and streamlined way that the results seem almost magical!

Michelle Morgan

Executive Director, Women's Resource Center

I love Mandy’s no-nonsense style. I didn’t need someone affirming my every wrong/ineffective decision. I needed someone with a solid track record of success who could be both supportive and honest.

K. Collier

Owner, Como Solutions, LLC, and Boot Camp Alum

Mandy is one of my go-tos for strategic partnership and grant expertise. Her sessions are always informative and energizing!

Steven Shattuck

Mandy’s knowledge base is extensive, including strategic planning, board development, major gifts, campaigns, legacy planning, grant research, and prospect development. If you’re looking for an interactive consultant for online training or individual consulting, Mandy will help drive success and provide your team with many ‘ah-ha’ moments.

Lisa Davidson

Mandy is direct, clear, and cuts right to the chase. She knows people want results, not platitudes, so she makes strong recommendations for action. Great consultants and trainers don’t just give a 20,000-foot overview; they solve problems.

Sean Kosofsky

The Nonprofit Fixer

Meet the Team

Mandy Pearce

Mandy Pearce, CFRE  |  Owner

Contact: [email protected]

In 2009, visionary, Mandy Pearce, founded her flagship company, Funding for Good, to equip organizations with all of the skills and tools needed to become successful and sustainable. She continues to enjoy evolving this company to meet the changing demands of the nonprofit world.

For over two decades, Mandy and her team of experts have shared their proficiency in fundraising through executive coaching, strategic and development planning, seminars and specialized consulting programs. Mandy’s dynamic teaching style has brought thousands of people to her presentations at conventions, training workshops and online platforms. Mandy established Funding for Good, Inc. upon the core values of honesty, efficiency, direct communication and bringing sustainable dollars to local communities.

Mandy lives in Hickory with her husband, Ricardo, and their two furbabies, Dalli and Max. She and Ricardo also own and operate a successful landscaping and custom woodworking company, Two Green Thumbs and More. On her days off, Mandy enjoys working in their garden, sipping sweet tea on their porch swing with a good magazine and cooking gourmet meals for their family and friends.

Mandy Pearce, CFRE |Owner

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Mandy Pearce, CFRE  |  Owner

Contact: [email protected]

In 2009, visionary, Mandy Pearce, founded her flagship company, Funding for Good, to equip organizations with all of the skills and tools needed to become successful and sustainable. She continues to enjoy evolving this company to meet the changing demands of the nonprofit world.

For over two decades, Mandy and her team of experts have shared their proficiency in fundraising through executive coaching, strategic and development planning, seminars and specialized consulting programs. Mandy’s dynamic teaching style has brought thousands of people to her presentations at conventions, training workshops and online platforms. Mandy established Funding for Good, Inc. upon the core values of honesty, efficiency, direct communication and bringing sustainable dollars to local communities.

Mandy lives in Hickory with her husband, Ricardo, and their two furbabies, Dalli and Max. She and Ricardo also own and operate a successful landscaping and custom woodworking company, Two Green Thumbs and More. On her days off, Mandy enjoys working in their garden, sipping sweet tea on their porch swing with a good magazine and cooking gourmet meals for their family and friends.

Marie Palacios

Marie Palacios |  Lead Consultant

Contact: [email protected]

Marie Palacios, Lead Consultant for Funding for Good, is an expert educator, consultant, and facilitator who helps leaders achieve their goals.

She combines evidence-based facilitation methods and two decades of professional experience to facilitate dynamic and productive meetings. Her specialties include consensus building, leadership development, and strategic planning for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Over the past two decades, Marie has worn every hat imaginable in the business world: volunteer, board member, program director, executive director, and development consultant.

Marie is bilingual and uses her Spanish skills to provide language access and diversity training services for businesses and local government sectors. She is passionate about serving others and coordinates annual service trips to Latin America through her private consulting company, MP Pro Consult. Marie is a native of Morganton, NC, where she lives with her husband, three daughters, and one spoiled rescue dog named “Mako.”

Marie Palacios | Lead Consultant

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Marie Palacios |  Lead Consultant

Contact: [email protected]

Marie Palacios, Lead Consultant for Funding for Good, is an expert educator, consultant, and facilitator who helps leaders achieve their goals.

She combines evidence-based facilitation methods and two decades of professional experience to facilitate dynamic and productive meetings. Her specialties include consensus building, leadership development, and strategic planning for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Over the past two decades, Marie has worn every hat imaginable in the business world: volunteer, board member, program director, executive director, and development consultant.

Marie is bilingual and uses her Spanish skills to provide language access and diversity training services for businesses and local government sectors. She is passionate about serving others and coordinates annual service trips to Latin America through her private consulting company, MP Pro Consult. Marie is a native of Morganton, NC, where she lives with her husband, three daughters, and one spoiled rescue dog named “Mako.”

Amy Clinton

Amy Clinton  |  Consultant

Contact: [email protected]

Amy Clinton is a nonprofit and public sector professional with more than 20 years experience in the grant research, writing, and management, program development, project management, strategic planning and group facilitation, and personnel psychology arenas. Prior to the formation of her nonprofit consulting practice, she led the grants department for one of the largest children’s behavioral health services organizations in Charlotte, North Carolina, netting the organization more than $1 million in grant revenue annually.

She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and from California State University, Sacramento with a Master’s in Psychology. She is a member of the North Carolina Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and a past president of the Western Region Intergovernmental Personnel Assessment Council. Originally from Sacramento, California, Amy currently lives in Denver, North Carolina with her husband Peter and their 5-year-old son, Gabriel.

Amy Clinton
Consultant
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Amy Clinton  |  Consultant

Contact: [email protected]

Amy Clinton is a nonprofit and public sector professional with more than 20 years experience in the grant research, writing, and management, program development, project management, strategic planning and group facilitation, and personnel psychology arenas. Prior to the formation of her nonprofit consulting practice, she led the grants department for one of the largest children’s behavioral health services organizations in Charlotte, North Carolina, netting the organization more than $1 million in grant revenue annually.

Kim Collier

Kim Collier |  Grants Team Lead

Kim Collier is a fundraising consultant, educator, and leading grants expert with more than 20 years of experience creating and building thriving grants programs. She has used her passion for “all things grants” to secure $36+ million in awards from federal, state, local, and private grant makers. Kim provides direct services to nonprofits in areas such as grant readiness and nonprofit wellness assessments, strategic planning, program design, prospect research, grant writing/editing, and grants management. A teacher at heart, she loves equipping clients with knowledge, skills, tools, and systems to successfully acquire and effectively manage government and private grant funding. Kim holds a Master of Nonprofit Management, M.A. in Communications, and a B.S. in English Education. 

Kim Collier
Grants Team Lead
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Kim Collier  |  Grants Team Lead

Kim Collier is a fundraising consultant, educator, and leading grants expert with more than 20 years of experience creating and building thriving grants programs. She has used her passion for “all things grants” to secure $36+ million in awards from federal, state, local, and private grant makers. Kim provides direct services to nonprofits in areas such as grant readiness and nonprofit wellness assessments, strategic planning, program design, prospect research, grant writing/editing, and grants management. A teacher at heart, she loves equipping clients with knowledge, skills, tools, and systems to successfully acquire and effectively manage government and private grant funding. Kim holds a Master of Nonprofit Management, M.A. in Communications, and a B.S. in English Education.

Camellia Phillips

Camellia Phillips  |  Consultant

Camellia Phillips is a writer at heart. With 20 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and operations, today she helps nonprofits and mission-driven for-profit organizations tell their stories in the most compelling way possible. Whether it’s driving search traffic with sharp and insightful web copy, crafting irresistible articles and newsletters, or developing winning grant proposals, her priority is making my clients’ work shine. In 2019, she was selected as a 92Y Women inPower Fellow, a program for rising women leaders in New York City.

Camellia Phillips
SEO Strategies & Market Research Lead
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Camellia PHillips  |  SEO Strategies & Market Research Lead

Camellia Phillips is a writer at heart. With 20 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and operations, today she helps nonprofits and mission-driven for-profit organizations tell their stories in the most compelling way possible. Whether it’s driving search traffic with sharp and insightful web copy, crafting irresistible articles and newsletters, or developing winning grant proposals, her priority is making my clients’ work shine. In 2019, she was selected as a 92Y Women inPower Fellow, a program for rising women leaders in New York City.

Carol Anne

Carol Anne  |  Master of All Things Design, Marketing & Photography

Carol Anne Hartman is the owner of Carol Anne Hartman Design & Photography, LLC, a multi-media advertising, and marketing group that serves North Carolina small businesses as well as nationwide companies. As a photographer, she offers commercial and personal services, but her specialty is entertainers: actors, musicians and dancers. Actors have been known to drive great distances to use Carol Anne for their headshot photographer.

Carol Anne
Design, Marketing & Photography
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Carol Anne  |  Master of All Things Design, Marketing & Photography

Carol Anne Hartman is the owner of Carol Anne Hartman Design & Photography, LLC, a multi-media advertising, and marketing group that serves North Carolina small businesses as well as nationwide companies. As a photographer, she offers commercial and personal services, but her specialty is entertainers: actors, musicians and dancers. Actors have been known to drive great distances to use Carol Anne for their headshot photographer.

Anne Schmidt

Anne Schmidt  |  Creative and Web Design

Contact: [email protected]

Anne is the founder of Blu Design Shop, a creative design agency that makes the overwhelming and often complex process of designing a visual brand or website, simple. She has over 10 years of experience in graphic and web design and has won awards for her winning sense of customer service, for being a team player, and for going above and beyond. She loves working with start-up companies, small businesses and entrepreneurs, locally and nationally, as well as lending her talents to the team at Funding for Good.

Anne Schmidt
Creative and Web Design
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Anne Schmidt  |  Creative and Web Design

Contact: anne@njwebcreative

Anne is the founder of NJ Web Creative, a creative design agency that makes the overwhelming and often complex process of designing a visual brand or website, simple. She has over 14 years of experience in graphic and web design and has won awards for her winning sense of customer service, for being a team player, and for going above and beyond. She loves working with start-up companies, small businesses and entrepreneurs, locally and nationally, as well as lending her talents to the team at Funding for Good.

Robin Callahan

Robin Callahan  |  Strategy Consultant

Contact: [email protected]

For more than 25 years Robin has served in a variety of nonprofit staff and volunteer roles which have provided her with unique insights, and a wide array of tools and resources to help nonprofits and their leaders thrive. She pulls from a wealth of professional experiences and successes in K-12 philanthropy, national association management, and community foundations, to facilitate consensus-based conversations and strategic planning including training in TOP Facilitation and Strategic Planning. She lives on the Puget Sound and serves as a board member of AFP Southsound, the South Sound Planned Giving Council, the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor and Wellspring Family Services.

Robin Callahan, CFRE, CAP®, CEFL
Strategy Consultant
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Robin Callahan  |  Strategy Consultant

Contact: [email protected]

For more than 25 years Robin has served in a variety of nonprofit staff and volunteer roles which have provided her with unique insights, and a wide array of tools and resources to help nonprofits and their leaders thrive. She pulls from a wealth of professional experiences and successes in K-12 philanthropy, national association management, and community foundations, to facilitate consensus-based conversations and strategic planning including training in TOP Facilitation and Strategic Planning. She lives on the Puget Sound and serves as a board member of AFP Southsound, the South Sound Planned Giving Council, the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor and Wellspring Family Services.

Dalli Blue

Dalli Blue  |  Office Security

Dalli Blue was found on the streets of Dallas, TX with her two siblings by Duck Team 6 Street Dog Rescue and Sacred Paws Rescue in the summer of 2016. Mandy and Ricardo saw Dalli’s photo online the day she was rescued and knew she was the next member of their family.

An amazing foster family kept Dalli in Dallas until Mandy and Ricardo could drive to pick her up on their honeymoon that Fall. Dalli was five months old when she drove across the country to her forever home in Hickory, NC. Her name comes from Dallas, the city where she was born, and her mother, Lady Blue. She is loving, sweet, energetic, and a great addition to the family.

Dalli Blue
Office Security

Dalli Blue  |  Office Security

Dalli Blue was found on the streets of Dallas, TX with her two siblings by Duck Team 6 Street Dog Rescue and Sacred Paws Rescue in the summer of 2016. Mandy and Ricardo saw Dalli’s photo online the day she was rescued and knew she was the next member of their family.

An amazing foster family kept Dalli in Dallas until Mandy and Ricardo could drive to pick her up on their honeymoon that Fall. Dalli was five months old when she drove across the country to her forever home in Hickory, NC. Her name comes from Dallas, the city where she was born, and her mother, Lady Blue. She is loving, sweet, energetic, and a great addition to the family.

Maximus

Maximus (Max)  |  Security Team, 2nd in Charge

Maximus (Max) was born in Virginia in November, 2020. He came to join our family in NC in early January 2021. Maximus was named after a gladiator, much like his older brother Leonidas, and he is living up to his name daily. Max is a sweet boy that loves to play with his big sister, chase balls in the yard, meet new dog friends, and explore as many places as his humans will take him. Max is learning all about being a great security dog from Dalli, who he looks up to for everything.

We are blessed to have Max as part of our family and look forward to many adventures as a pack.

Maximus (Max)
Security Team, 2nd in Charge

Maximus (AKA Max)  |  Security Team, 2nd in Charge

Maximus (Max) was born in Virginia in November, 2020. He came to join our family in NC in early January 2021. Maximus was named after a gladiator, much like his older brother Leonidas, and he is living up to his name daily. Max is a sweet boy that loves to play with his big sister, chase balls in the yard, meet new dog friends, and explore as many places as his humans will take him. Max is learning all about being a great security dog from Dalli, who he looks up to for everything.

We are blessed to have Max as part of our family and look forward to many adventures as a pack.

Leo

Leo  |  His spirit motivates us daily

Leo was found on the side of the road, paralyzed and bleeding on a mound of melting snow over ten years ago. After some help getting him in the car, Mandy drove 30 minutes to the closest vet. The emergency vet did not think he would make it. After many days on IV fluids and medicine, Leo was still unable to walk.

The day Mandy went to put him down, he stood briefly and took a step. This small act of strength told Mandy all she needed to know about his character and determination to live. Mandy drove an hour each way to do therapy with Leo until he was strong enough to leave the emergency vet and come home with her. Leo grew into a strong, happy, healthy, loving constant companion. Leo traveled with Mandy and her husband Ricardo all of his years. Leo crossed the Rainbow Bridge in Sept. 2020 and is missed daily. His spirit is with Mandy and her family and lives on in their hearts. He may be gone, but he is never forgotten.

Leo
His Spirit Motivates Us Daily

Leo  |  His spirit motivates us daily

Leo was found on the side of the road, paralyzed and bleeding on a mound of melting snow over ten years ago. After some help getting him in the car, Mandy drove 30 minutes to the closest vet. The emergency vet did not think he would make it. After many days on IV fluids and medicine, Leo was still unable to walk.

The day Mandy went to put him down, he stood briefly and took a step. This small act of strength told Mandy all she needed to know about his character and determination to live. Mandy drove an hour each way to do therapy with Leo until he was strong enough to leave the emergency vet and come home with her. Leo grew into a strong, happy, healthy, loving constant companion. Leo traveled with Mandy and her husband Ricardo all of his years. Leo crossed the Rainbow Bridge in Sept. 2020 and is missed daily. His spirit is with Mandy and her family and lives on in their hearts. He may be gone, but he is never forgotten.

FUNDING FOR GOOD received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States.