Nonprofit organizations turn to Dwyer Philanthropy for:

Greater urgency and focus

Make your team more efficient and effective while adding value to the organization.

Expert oversight

Executive coaching for your leadership, board members, and staff.

Systems and measurement

Processes and protocols to work smarter and measure progress.

Fast and lasting results

See a difference quickly and enjoy sustained positive impact.

"Sheila makes connections that move
dreams, needs, and goals to reality."

You're committed to a cause.
We're committed to you.

Fundraising comes with the territory in the nonprofit world. But the skills and passion you have for your mission don’t always translate into the steady stream of donations needed to support it. Creating a systematic development platform takes specialized skills and expertise, not to mention time and focus.

Dwyer Philanthropy empowers nonprofits by building and strengthening development programs to raise funds more effectively. We start with analytical and systematic methods to create the footings of your fundraising strategic plan. Then we build an organizational protocol emphasizing the “art” of donor-centered strategies. Finally, we ensure lasting results by empowering leadership, board members, and staff with the coaching, direction, and skills needed to support and sustain the momentum.

When you work with us,
you can expect:

A customized and collaborative process

Creative, measurable, sustainable solutions

True passion for making a difference

Genuine care, dignity, and respect

Our Leadership

Sheila Dwyer Schwartz
Founder and Principal

Sheila Dwyer Schwartz, CFRE, provides expert guidance to nonprofits looking to assess and improve their internal fundraising and capital development platforms...

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Yasmeen Shousher Moore
Senior Advisor

Yasmeen Shousher Moore, Senior Advisor, leads the financial and program management for Dwyer Philanthropy and its nonprofit clients...


Dwyer Philanthropy is a full-service consulting, fundraising and development firm with specialized expertise in:

Women's Initiatives
Health Care
Arts and Cultures
Human Services


  • Reinvisioning Boards & Staff
  • CEO/Leadership training in fund development
  • Campaign Feasibility & Planning Studies
  • Campaign Implementation
  • Campaign Wrap-Up
  • Team Assessment & Development
  • Analytical Solutions
  • CASE for Support Development
  • Program Development
  • Major Donor Strategy Development
  • Annual Program Development
  • Planned Giving Programming
  • Volunteer & Board Development
  • Interim Staffing Solutions & Services
  • Grant Review & Assessment

Public Speaking

  • Trends in Philanthropy
  • Catalytic Philanthropy
  • Major Donor Cultivation

Case Studies

Sisters of Notre Dame

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Crosswell Opera House

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Our Satisfied Clients Include:

Chi Omega Fraternity
Sisters of Notre Dame - Toledo Province
Notre Dame Academy
Dental Center of Northwest Ohio
Stranahan Theater and Great Hall
The Croswell
Estes Park Medical Center
Cherry Street Mission
Tri Delta


We call on deep experience across a wide range of industries. Then we combine time-tested techniques with modern methods and technologies to help you build a development platform that is effective and relevant. Sheila combines keen objectivity with a deep personal understanding of the inner workings of philanthropic organizations. Before starting her own company, she led internal corporate teams on both system-wide programs and numerous project campaigns, including:

  • ProMedica Health System
  • Fostoria Community Hospital
  • Opportunity International
  • Kaitlyn’s Cottage
  • Ebeid Hospice
  • Falzone Diabetes Center
  • Herrick Medical Center
  • Hickman Cancer Centers
  • Flower Hospital
  • Toledo Children’s Hospital
  • Toledo Hospital
  • Bixby Medical Center
  • Lenawee Christian School


Strategic Alliances

Dedicated to leveraging the strengths of other organizations and their areas of expertise, we regularly work with these strategic partners to provide the highest quality work in every facet of your program.

Mansour Wealth Management
Hanson Inc.