Photo courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Foundation

"The establishment of the new Chicago Architecture Center
​was on a very fast-paced timetable. Swinton Group quickly understood our capital needs and the opportunity at hand, and partnered with us to organize, structure, and position the Meet Your City capital campaign for ultimate success."

- Lynn Osmond, President and CEO
​Chicago Architecture Center



Rendering of the Skyscraper Exhibit in the Chicago Architecture Center

After 30 years as a fundraising leader at many important nonprofit institutions, Principal Kim Swinton founded The Swinton Group (TSG) as a premier consulting firm working exclusively with nonprofit organizations and their leadership. With a track record of success, Swinton brings a front-line understanding of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy, and the opportunities and challenges facing today’s nonprofits.

Over three decades, Swinton benefited from working directly with many of the nation’s best-known fundraising firms, giving her an in-depth, firsthand understanding of a wide range of approaches and allowing TSG to develop its own streamlined, strategic, and proactive methodology. TSG fundraising plans and counsel are customized specifically for your organization and designed for maximum effectiveness. TSG focuses on the depth and quality of the client engagement, and not on the number of clients.

As a full-service firm, TSG provides counsel in all areas relating to capital and annual fundraising efforts, including feasibility, planning, positioning, and implementation. TSG is a group of independent senior consultants who combine their expertise to best address the needs of your project. TSG values center on building productive and trusting relationships with your executive, trustee, and fundraising leadership. 


TSG has most recently served as fundraising counsel for the new American Writers Museum and Chicago Architectural Center, both in Chicago, and the reimagined Arkansas Arts Center, designed by Jeanne Gang and her practice, Studio Gang, in Little Rock, Arkansas.