"In my 30+ years of work with nonprofits, I have learned that effective resource development is based on meaningful relationships between a nonprofit and its supporters. Successful fundraising flows from positive partnerships between the board, senior staff, and fundraising professionals and the authentic connections they build with valued donors."

Senior Consultant

Tina Herpe

Wilmette, IL

Tina’s professional expertise includes annual and major gift fundraising, feasibility and capital campaigns, board development, and strategic planning.She has been a consultant with the team since 2012, starting with Giving Tree Associates and moving to Evolve Giving Group. Prior to 2012, Tina worked at Lincoln Park Zoo as a major and planned gifts manager. She also served as the lead development officer at Interfaith Worker Justice, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, and Housing Options (now named Impact Behavioral Health Partners).

Tina is on the board of The Selfhelp Home and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Professionals in Development Network (PiDN). She is a past president of Women in Development North (now named PiDN) and has served on the boards of A Just Harvest and her synagogue, Beth Emet The Free Synagogue.


Fundraising, Training

Recent clients

• Barnert Temple
• Camp Harlam
• Israel Elwyn
• Lake County Haven
• Trilogy


Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, University of Illinois 

Master of Arts, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice, University of Chicago

Gift Planning Fundamentals, The Sharpe Group

The Essentials of Major & Planned Gifts, John Brown Limited, Inc. 


Tina enjoys bicycle riding, boating and family time.