Since 1980, we have helped hundreds of non-profits -- small and large -- with their important fund raising objectives.



  • Capital Campaign & Endowment Campaign Counsel
  • Capital Campaign Feasibility Studies & Internal Readiness Assessments
  • Major Giving Consulting & Assessments
  • Planned Giving Consulting & Assessments
  • Fund Raising Counsel - Comprehensive or As-Needed
  • Resource Development Planning
  • Fund Raising Strategy Development
  • Annual Giving Consulting & Assessments
  • Strategic Planning for Fund Raising
  • Pre-Campaign Counsel
  • Board Development, Enhancement & Engagement
  • Board Retreats
  • Executive Search for Fund Raisers
  • Interim Development Staffing - On Call or On Site
  • Development Audits & Assessments
  • Prospect Research & Development
  • Stewardship & Donor Relationships
  • Executive Coaching for Fund Raising
  • Fund Raising Benchmarking & Surveys
  • Fund Raising Training
  • Planned Giving Marketing Services
  • Private Foundation & Corporation Research & Proposal Writing

sinclair, townes & company:  our mission

We are a firm of professionals whose goal is to provide excellent fund raising consulting services to our clients for fair and reasonable compensation.

We seek to earn and maintain the respect of our clients, our colleagues and the fund raising community, as well as enhance self-respect by providing outstanding professional services to our clients.

Our goal is to be the best fund raising consulting firm possible, not necessarily the biggest or most profitable.

In all matters, we shall undertake to consult with each of our clients as we would want to be consulted. We consult as a firm, not as individuals. As fund raising consultants, each of us commits to excel in our individual areas of expertise and provide our clients the full benefit of our knowledge, ability, and effort.

We recognize that our continued success requires a firm investment in human and technical resources. We commit to the investment of time, energy. and money as an integral part of our consulting practice so that the quality of our organization can be continually improved.

We strive to enable all of our employees to grow to their highest potential while rewarding their personal efforts and contributions.

We shall provide a quality working environment for our employees and accord them the recognition which they deserve.

We recognize our obligations to our families and to the community in which we live and work. We support professional and civic activities and encourage our members to participate in them.

We view our ultimate objective as the rendering of service. We recognize our accountability to each other and mutual responsibility for the implementation of this mission statement.

sinclair, townes & company:  senior leadership

Calder Sinclair

Calder Sinclair

Rob Townes

Rob Townes

Gina Snider

Gina Snider

Calder Sinclair is an attorney, President of Sinclair, Townes & Company, and the former Director of the Estate Planning Program for Emory University.  He is the former national president of the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation and a member of the State Bar of Georgia and The Florida Bar.

Rob Townes, Executive Vice President, has more than thirty years of experience in development and public relations, providing general, annual, and campaign counsel for numerous non-profits.  Rob holds a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University's Candler School of Theology, a B.B.A. from the University of Mississippi, and has served on Emory University's Alumni Board of Governors.

Gina Snider, Senior Consultant, has fifteen years of fund raising experience, helping non-profit organizations reach their goals through education, identification, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors and prospects.  She previously provided fund raising counsel with another consulting firm, serving as Associate Vice President of Project Management and Marketing.  Prior to consulting, Gina worked on the campaign for Trinity School, in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.  She brings to our clients excellent interpersonal, motivational, and leadership skills.  Gina is also skilled with the development of campaign case statements and donor proposals.