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Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt is a member of the Giving Institute, a select group of consulting firms who share a commitment to excellence and embrace the highest ethical standards. As a Giving Institute member we are able to provide our clients the most current resources and research on philanthropic giving, including the annual Giving USA report.

Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt has established a strategic partnership with DonorSearch, a leading and comprehensive philanthropic  wealth screening firm. DonorSearch was founded with one goal: to provide more accurate, more comprehensive and more actionable data to help nonprofits of all types achieve better fundraising and outreach results. The partnership combines DonorSearch’s expertise and technology identifying actionable prospects with TW&B’s established fundraising counsel.

Established in 1963, Kittleman is the nation’s first executive recruitment firm exclusively serving nonprofit organizations, and is responsible for developing many of the best practices in the field of nonprofit recruitment.  Hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country have benefited from the frontline expertise of Kittleman’s search consultants, all of whom have proven nonprofit leadership experience prior to joining the firm.

In that most of the searches conducted today for nonprofit organizations by Kittleman are for the President/Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, the firm has established a strategic partnership with Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt to handle the many requests received for fundraising professionals.

The Development Leadership Consortium (DLC) is a mentoring organization serving professionals in development and related fields as their careers advance from the earliest stages of service through achievement of ever-higher levels of responsibility.

Annual Fellows
A one-year program for individuals relatively new to the field, featuring informative monthly visits to Chicago foundations with in-depth conversations about professional growth, life in the nonprofit world, and the benefits of networking.
(6:00 – 9:00 P.M. monthly; September—June)

Management Fellows
A one-year curriculum led by a seasoned professional, designed to help experienced fund raisers build sophistication about management roles at the second-tier level in larger nonprofit organizations.
(6:00 – 9:00 P.M. monthly; September – June)