Gina schmeling Consulting

Strategic leadership strengthening nonprofits.

Welcome to the independent practice of nonprofit consultant Gina Schmeling. With over 25 years of experience, Gina provides customized solutions to impactful organizations and fundraising teams looking to improve individual giving.

Her love of development, commitment to mindful and sustainable plans, and joy in working with leaders and newcomers make her an agile and active partner. Gina uses a growth mindset based on benchmarking. She explores what is possible to move every team member to the finish line.

She works solo and in collaboration with consulting firms.

Gina is a candidate for the Executive Masters of Public Administration (EMPA) at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. She holds degrees from Stanford University (BA with honors), New York University (MA), and was a Critical Studies fellow at The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Gina Schmeling is based in Brooklyn, New York and serves clients in the U.S. and overseas

Signature Services


Annual Plans
Appeal Writing
Major Donors
Digital Integration
Staff and Board Coaching
Speech Writing

Campaign Management

Annual Giving
Year End Appeals
Special Campaigns
Data Analysis

Leadership Strategies

Board Development Roles
Development Staff Support
Inclusion Practices
Negotiation Techniques
Team Building


The Running Connection

In 2009, Gina became an accidental runner. It changed her life. Connecting runners, being part of the community, and the lessons of the road bring her great joy. These lessons also inform and inspire her professional work.