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Your organization improves the lives of the people you serve and the environment you preserve every day. You need fundraising operations that are effective and efficient, fueling your high-impact work to implement your mission.


Sapphire Consulting assists nonprofits by strengthening their fundraising strategies and operations to increase revenue and fulfill their missions. We work closely with clients to determine the most effective fundraising strategies to communicate the organization's impact to the widest audience.


Sapphire Consulting listens. We assess effectiveness and areas of opportunity. We help solve problems and suggest solutions. We understand the nonprofit landscape – the internal and external factors that inspire and challenge high-impact organizations. We help streamline and supercharge our clients’ development work.



Sapphire Consulting helps clients of all sizes increase revenue, leverage staff resources, and solve problems. Services include conducting assessments of fundraising effectiveness, developing strategic plans, determining fundraising strategy, and assisting with implementation at all levels.



We have expertise in health, disabilities, education, human services, low income housing, the arts, environment, international issues, trade associations, and more.


Chris Stacey is the President of Sapphire Consulting. She has over twenty years of experience in marketing, fundraising, and organizational development, serving clients such as Children’s National Medical Center, the Smithsonian Institution, the ALS Association, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, Sitar Arts Center, and Georgetown University Medical Center. Chris started Sapphire Consulting in 2003 and has worked closely with over 85 clients during that time, many on multi-year engagements. Clients appreciate that she is a quick study, listens well, effectively assesses challenges and opportunities, is data-driven, communicates clearly, and creatively solves problems.


Prior to her work in the nonprofit sector, Chris worked in corporate recruiting for clients such as Microsoft; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Deloitte & Touche; Booz Allen Hamilton; Wiley, Rein & Fielding; and RTKL Associates.


Chris graduated from Yale with degrees in Environmental Studies and American Studies. She is a member of Leadership Greater Washington and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She teaches piano as a volunteer at Sitar Arts Center and serves on several community boards.


Washington, DC



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