“Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead


Renee Davis

Western Springs, IL

Renee has more than fifteen years of experience fundraising for local, national and international nonprofits. As a consultant, she has worked with secular and Jewish communal organizations throughout North America. Her clients appreciate her data-centric approach and entrepreneurial mindset. She believes that the best fundraising is relationship-based and this belief centers her work. She has a passion for working with organizations in the social sector and for helping young nonprofits build the fundraising infrastructure they need to thrive.

Prior to consulting, Renee worked as the Director of Development at The People's Music School and on the development team at the Art Institute of Chicago. She also worked at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago during a $700 million capital campaign.



Recent clients

  • Rustandy Center at University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook
  • Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
  • Ignatian Spirituality Project
  • Home Centered Care Institute


Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management, DePaul University

Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications, Minor in Marketing, Miami University of Ohio


Renee enjoys running, playing tennis and golf, hosting BBQs and dinner parties and planning family travel adventures.