Photo courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Foundation

Rendering of the Skyscraper Exhibit in the Chicago Architecture Center

"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 Foundation



After 30 years as a fundraising leader at many of Chicago’s important nonprofit institutions, Principal Kim Swinton founded The Swinton Group as a premier Chicago-based 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 Chicago and the nation’s best-known fundraising firms, giving her an in-depth, firsthand understanding of a wide range of approaches and allowing The Swinton Group to develop its own streamlined, strategic, and proactive methodology. Swinton Group fundraising plans and counsel are customized specifically for your organization and designed for maximum effectiveness.

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