Areas of Expertise

Capital Campaign planning and implementation; Volunteer recruitment and training; Annual renewable fundraising campaign planning, design and implementation; Prospect identification, research, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement and stewardship; Staff recruitment and training; Writing – proposals, case statements, direct mail

Barbara Wille  |  Partner Consultant

Experience

Barbara Wille has over thirty years of fundraising and administrative experience, serving educational, medical, social service, LGBTQ, and animal welfare non-profits, as well as running the executive search division of a national consulting firm and serving as founding head of a Quaker elementary school. Currently, on a part-time basis, Barbara heads fundraising efforts at Greenwell Foundation, a non-profit that designs and implements inclusive, outdoor therapeutic and environmental programming for people with and without disabilities.

Education & Certification

BS – Political Science
BS – Communication
BA – Early Childhood Education
Northwestern University

Clients

Avalon Theater Project, Thornton Friends School, Grace Episcopal Day School, Many Voices, Manna Food Center, Foxie G Foundation

Community Service

Chairperson – Northern Virginia Area Special Olympics Soccer program, serving more than 700 athletes
Side Walker – Lift me Up Therapeutic Riding Program
Fundraising Co-Chair, Campaign for Friends School Haverford, Campaign for Stratford Friends School,
911 Call to the Community – Narberth Community Ambulance
Board Member – Northern Virginia Friends School, Thornton Friends School
Active in local, regional and national political campaigns

Get to know me

Barbara has been immersed in non-profit fundraising since college, where she first interned in the Development Office. She met her husband at Northwestern, and is mother to 3 wonderful, very different young men. Her oldest has developmental disabilities, which fueled her dedication to Special Olympics.  Her middle son is Brooklyn-based, an international consultant like his Dad and her third is currently spending 6-months in a tent in the Idaho wilderness with AmeriCorps. Favorite things to do include hiking with family and dog, working out, reading, yoga, and sailing on the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake. Barbara has always worked in politics, and is committed to social justice for individuals with disabilities, for animals, for young children and for the LGBTQ community. She’s been lucky to have many of her professional experiences overlap with her passions and looks forward to additional opportunities.​

Favorite Quote

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”