In 1999, Laura MacDonald established Benefactor Group to serve the needs of those of who serve the common good: nonprofit organizations, donors and civic leaders. Since then, Benefactor Group has won a reputation for innovative nonprofit consulting services that support fundraising, philanthropy, volunteer leadership, leadership development, talent management, and executive transition. Our staff brings extensive fundraising experience to our clients and a broad range of individual skills to each project. We are based in Columbus Ohio and serve clients locally and internationally.



GI_color_logoBenefactor Group is a proud member of the Giving Institute. The Giving Institute is a member association that promotes the evolution of the professional fundraising field and philanthropy. Since 1935, the Giving Institute and its member firms have embraced and embodied the core values of ethics, excellence, and leadership in advancing philanthropy.