"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 has more than three decades of experience in fundraising and nonprofit management.  As a consultant, she has led capital campaigns, developed high-functioning boards, and built strategic plans that help her clients turn their vision into reality. Her past experience includes development work at the Lincoln Park Zoo, Interfaith Worker Justice, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, and Impact Behavioral Health Partners.

Clients rely on Tina for her thoughtful, detailed campaign plans and for her strategic vantage point as a former in-house development leader. Her work is deeply rooted in her commitment to social justice, having worked for organizations that serve the elderly, fight for fair housing and labor practices, and provide support for individuals suffering from mental illness. Her board service reflects her values and passion for the nonprofit world; Tina sits on the board of The Selfhelp Home. She is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Professionals in Development Network (PiDN).


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.