About NGA

Your Vision is Our Mission

Mission

Nonprofits like yours play a dynamic role in building stronger communities and making a difference in the lives of others. To advance your mission, you rely on people who are committed to creating positive change.

At Netzel Grigsby Associates, your vision is our mission. We help nonprofits build capacity through expert counsel in fundraising, planning, staffing, and training. We bring a proven track record, an innovative approach, and a genuine commitment to your success. Working together, we create lasting impact for our clients and their communities.

Values

Integrity

Excellence

Leadership

Creativity

Teamwork

Initiative

Values

Integrity

Excellence

Leadership

Creativity

Teamwork

Initiative

Values

Integrity

Excellence

Leadership

Creativity

Teamwork

Initiative

NGA Advantage Since 1985

Netzel Grigsby Associates is one of the largest and most respected nonprofit consulting firms in the Western United States, with regional offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Barbara, and Hawai’i. Since 1985, we have established a track record of proven results.

$3 Billion+

raised to date

1,100+

clients served

80%

clients from direct referrals & repeat clients

98%

overall average campaign success rate

Our Team

Our people are the heart of NGA and the key to our clients’ success. We have the vision, expertise, creativity, and flexibility to tailor a solution to your organizational needs—and our success rate is second to none. As a leading regional company, NGA brings all the resources of a national firm but with a commitment to our clients’ success that only a local presence can offer.

  • With more than 250 years of combined experience, our team brings a wealth of professional expertise to each project.

  • As employees who live and work locally, we know and care about your community.

  • By working in teams, our associates are available when you need us.

  • Unique to NGA, our Special Services division brings specialized skills in research and communications to each project.

Paul Netzel Portrait

Paul A. Netzel

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Jay Grigsby

W. Jay Grigsby

Principal & Chief Executive Officer

Tisa W. Blackmore portrait

Tisa W. Blackmore

Executive Vice President & Regional Director

Rebecca J. Merrell portrait

Rebecca J. Merrell

Executive Vice President and Regional Director

Jeanne Schmelzer Portrait

Jeanne E. Schmelzer, CFRE

Executive Vice President and Regional Director

Amy Epman Portrait

Amy J. Epman

Senior Vice President and Director of Special Services

Chip Netzel Portrait

Paul M. Netzel

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Michele Bignardi Portrait

Michele A. Bignardi, CFRE, CSPG

Senior Vice President

John Ciambrone Portrait

John A. Ciambrone, CFRE

Senior Vice President and Regional Director

Connie Maguire Portrait

Constance S. Maguire, MA MGMT, CFRE

Senior Vice President

John Spokes Portrait

John C. Spokes, CFRE

Senior Vice President

Steve Willmont Portrait

Stephen D. Willmont, CFRE

Senior Vice President

Nancy Ackerman Portrait

Nancy J. Ackerman, CFRE

Vice President

Cody Grigsby

Cody J. Grigsby

Vice President

Yves Herrera

Yvette Herrera

Vice President

Sharon Gish Portrait

Sharon L. Gish

Senior Counsel

Lois Gomez Portrait

Lois J. Gomez, MPA, CFRE

Senior Counsel

Chaud Richards Portrait

Charles M. Richards

Senior Counsel

Our people are driven to help nonprofits achieve greater mission impact. Netzel Grigsby Associates offers a collaborative and supportive culture that delivers outstanding client service, promotes professional growth, and advances the fundraising profession. We are looking for experienced, passionate, creative people to join our team.

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