Sheila Stanford


Sheila has earned a national reputation as a leader in direct marketing fundraising. Her more than 25 years of experience on the senior staff of and as consultant to some of the country's leading nonprofit organizations affords her a unique perspective. Having faced many of the same problems and opportunities her clients encounter daily, she is well-able to assist them in responding successfully to each new challenge.

As Immediate Past President of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as well as a past president of the Direct Mail Fundraisers Association and Chair of the Direct Marketing Association's Nonprofit Council, Sheila currently is a member of the National Philanthropy Day committee and Women in Development, and is a frequent speaker and instructor on topics of importance to fundraisers.

Prior to starting SGI, Sheila served on the senior staffs of several nationally renowned nonprofit organizations, and as Development Direct at Henry Street Settlement, Direct of Direct Marketing at CARE, and Associate Direct of Development and Communications at the Guttmacher Institute.

As President of SGI, Sheila oversees the strategic, creative and implementation for all clients.