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 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

1,400+

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.

NGA Team
  • 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

Paul A. Netzel

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Jay Grigsby

W. Jay Grigsby

Principal & Chief Executive Officer

Tisa Blackmore

Tisa W. Blackmore

Executive Vice President

Becca Merrell

Rebecca J. Merrell

Executive Vice President

Jeanne Schmelzer

Jeanne E. Schmelzer, CFRE

Executive Vice President

Amy Epman

Amy J. Epman

Senior Vice President and Director of Special Services

Chip Netzel

Paul M. Netzel

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Michele Bignardi

Michele A. Bignardi, CFRE, CSPG

Senior Vice President

John Ciambrone

John A. Ciambrone, CFRE

Senior Vice President

John Spokes

John C. Spokes, CFRE

Senior Vice President

Steve Willmont

Stephen D. Willmont, CFRE

Senior Vice President

Kevin Delaney

Kevin J. Delaney

Vice President

Cody Grigsby

Cody J. Grigsby

Senior Vice President

John Jepson

John C. Jepson, CFRE

Vice President

Hannah Miller

Hannah H. Miller, MPP

Vice President

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Katie Khasim-San

Vice President

Mary Anne Chern

Mary Anne Chern, FAHP, ACFRE

Senior Counsel

Lois Gomez

Lois J. Gomez

Senior Counsel

Chaud Richards

Charles M. Richards

Senior Counsel

Maggie FitzGerald

Margaret G. FitzGerald, MPA

Associate, Special Services

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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