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Nancy L. Raybin

Senior Consultant & Principal


Vanderbilt University
Yale School of Management, MPPM.


Bowling Green, Virginia; New York, New York

Nancy is a nationally known leader in the world of philanthropy. The former managing partner of Raybin Associates, Nancy brings to her client work a background in strategic planning and business consulting with McKinsey & Company, experience in organizing and running non-profit health clinics in Appalachia, and a particular interest in solving big, complex problems for non-profit institutions.

Nancy is a skilled facilitator and is much in demand by organizations seeking to build consensus and agreement on the action steps for change and growth. Nancy has worked with a wide range of non-profits in various sectors including arts & culture, education, religion, human services, and the environment. Her skills in strategic planning, governance, management and organizational issues, and all areas of fundraising have helped hundreds of clients.  

Nancy is the immediate Past Chair of The Giving Institute.  She has previously chaired the Giving USA Foundation which publishes Giving USA, the oldest and most comprehensive annual report on philanthropy.  Nancy is also a frequent speaker at Fundraising Day in New York, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and Women in Development-New York.

A leader by nature, training and practice, Nancy graduated from Vanderbilt University, where she has also served as a Trustee. She holds a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University.

Partial List of Clients Served

92nd Street Y, NYC
Abbey of Regina Laudis
Advertising Council, NYC
All Saints’ Parish, Brookline, MA
America for Bulgaria Foundation, IL
AmeriCares, CT
American Anthropological Association, Arlington, VA
American Antiquarian Society, MA
American Association of Museums, DC
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, NYC
American Folk Art Museum, NYC
American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), NYC
American Friends of the Hebrew University, NYC
American India Foundation, NYC
American Jewish Committee, NYC
American National Red Cross, Washington, DC
American Society of Interior Designers, Washington, DC
Asia Society, NYC
The Boys’ Club of New York, NYC
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, NY
Brookings Institution, The, Washington, DC
Brooklyn Friends School, NYC
Calhoun School, NYC
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Washington, DC
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, NY
Center for Jewish History, NY
The Center for Reproductive Rights, NYC
Child and Family Network Centers, Alexandria, VA
Children’s Rights, NYC
Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, NYC
Church of the Heavenly Rest, NYC
The Churchill School and Center, NYC
College Art Association, NYC
Collegiate Church Corporation, NYC
Collegiate School, NYC
Darien Library, CT
District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, DC
The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, NYC
East Woods School, Oyster Bay, NYC
El Hogar Ministries, Inc., Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
Fairfield Country Day School, Fairfield, CT
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, NYC
First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, CT
Florida Bar Tax Section, The, Tallahassee, FL
Focused Philanthropy, NYC
Foundation Center, The, NYC
Friends of the High Line, NYC
George C. Chatzopoulos Fund, Inc., Gladwell, NJ
Gilda’s Club Worldwide, NYC
Girl Scouts of the USA, NYC
Girl Scouts of the USA, Washington, DC
Good Dog Foundation, Brooklyn, NYC
Grace Church School, NYC
Grace Episcopal Day School, MD
Green Vale School, Glen Head, NYC
Greenpeace USA, Washington, DC
Guggenheim Museum, NYC
GuideStar, Williamsburg, VA
Guttmacher Institute, NYC
Hebrew Union College, NYC
Helen Keller International, NYC
Hewitt School, NYC
Historic House Trust of New York City, NYC
Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC
Human Services Council, NYC
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), NYC
Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC
Jewish Federations of North America
Jewish Home and Hospital, NYC
Jewish Theological Seminary, NYC
Joyful Heart Foundation, NYC
Junior League of the City of New York
King School, Stamford, CT
League of Conservation Voters, Washington, DC
Leys School, Cambridge, England
Lower East Side Tenement Museum, NYC
Marble Collegiate Church, NYC
Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford, CT
Mary McDowell Friends School, NYC
Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Math for America, NYC
McCarton School and Foundation, NYC
Mission Funding Initiative of the Episcopal Church, NYC
Mount Sinai Global Health Initiative, NYC
Museum of American Finance, NYC
Museum of Arts and Design, NY
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, NYC  
Nantucket Land Council, Nantucket, MA
NARAL Pro-Choice America, Washington, DC
National Council for Research on Women, NYC
National Medical Fellowships, NYC
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Newark, NJ
New Visions for Public Schools, NYC
New York Bar Foundation, Albany, NYC
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, NYC
New York Public Library, NYC
New York Public Radio, NYC
New York Road Runners, NYC
New York University: Polytechnic Institute, NYC
New York University: Tisch School of the Arts, NYC 
Outward Bound USA, Garrison, NY
Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, NYC
Paideia, Stockholm, Sweden
Partnership for Clear Health Communication, Washington, DC
Pequot Library, CT
Perkiomen School, Pennsburg, PA
Planned Parenthood of New York, NYC
Poets & Writers, NYC
The Population Council, NYC
Public Art Fund, NYC
Rainforest Alliance, NYC
Safe Horizon, NYC
Saint David’s School, NYC
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, NYC
Save The Children, Westport, CT
Save the Chimps, FL
School Year Abroad, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
The Seventh Regiment Armory Conservancy, Inc., NYC
Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality (JFNA) 
Somaly Mam, NYC
SOS Children’s Villages USA, Washington, DC
Spence Chapin Services, NYC
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Wellesley, MA
St. Bernard’s School, NYC
St. Elizabeth’s Church, Sudbury, MA
St. George’s Church, Hanover Square, London
St. John’s of Lattingtown, Locust Valley, NYC
St. Mary the Virgin, NYC
St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket, MA
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brookline, MA
St. Paul’s School, NH
Stanford University, Center for the Support of Excellence in Teaching (CSET), Stanford, CA
Suffield Academy, Suffield, CT
Swain School, Allentown, PA
Third Street Music School Settlement, NY
UJA-Federation of New York, NYC
Union Theological Seminary, NYC
The Unitarian Church of All Souls, NYC
United Jewish Communities, Inc., NYC
United Nations International School, NYC
UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NYC
Venture Philanthropy Partners, Washington, DC
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Westover School, Middlebury, CT
Winrock International, Little Rock, AR
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Princeton, NJ
Worldwide Orphans Foundation, Maplewood, NJ
Yeshiva University – Cardozo School of Law, NYC
YMCA of Greater New York, NYC