Leadership & Experience Count

The Carlton & Company Team provides you with top-level counsel tailored to your specific needs. Our knowledgeable fundraising experts bring decades of experience in successful campaigns to your conference table.  In particular, all of our staff have proven themselves as successful directors, presidents, senior development staff, or board members.  With attention to your critical fundraising goals and unique environment, Carlton & Company stands ready with the right talent.  We are uniquely equipped to move you forward at best speed.

William L. Carlton, ACFRE, Founder and CEO

Bill Carlton, CEO Fundraising Expert, Carlton & Company Team“I promise satisfaction, and I will be involved in every step of the way with the Carlton & Company team assigned to your program,”
Bill Carlton

Mr. Carlton first entered the fundraising profession in 1974 and notably was a senior officer in two of the nation’s leading fundraising consulting firms, establishing the Carlton & Company Team twenty years later in the 1990’s.  This Company, based in Sarasota and Boston, includes senior staff throughout the country.  In particular,  major clients serviced by Mr. Carlton include Harvard College, the University of Minnesota, the University of Michigan, Princeton Theological Seminary, The United States Coast Guard Academy, Miami City Ballet, Cardinal Glennon’s Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts Medical Society, the Catholic Archdiocese of New York and Johns-Hopkins University.

During his 40 year career, Mr. Carlton has directed and supervised over 379 capital campaigns. Today, the company specializes in major gift programs, including comprehensive capital campaigns and major funding management of all types.  He is a graduate of Westminster College PA and Princeton Theological Seminary.  In addition, Bill also attended Princeton University Graduate College and the Harvard Business School. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary awarded Mr. Carlton a doctorate degree in May 2009.

Mr. Carlton remains actively involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  He is one of only 200 professionals who have earned their ACFRE credential.  Carlton & Company expressly functions as a member firm of the Giving Institute and adheres to their code of ethical practices and professional standards. Furthermore, Mr. Carlton has served accordingly on the AFP National Board, as Chair of the ACFRE Certification Board.  He currently is on the boards of the Giving Institute and the Giving USA Foundation.  Mr. Carlton resides in Sarasota and on Cape Cod and frequently travels to meet clients on site whenever possible.


The Carlton & Company Team includes officers and senior staff throughout the USA, as well as broad experience in all nonprofit sectors.  You may be contacted by senior counsel explicitly on his behalf, and every project receives his personal attention.  With this mind, contact us for a conference call or on-site visit with Mr. Carlton as soon as practical.
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