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Founder and President John H. Hewett, Ph.D., CFRE has been leading nonprofit organizations for more than 35 years.

He entered development work first as a consultant with and ultimately president of Cargill Associates, the national fundraising consulting firm, and later as Director of Development of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Vice President of Development at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Senior Vice President of Development and Marketing at the historic Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and Director of Development at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.

A widely-traveled speaker and published author, John is in frequent demand as a teacher, consultant, executive coach and facilitator of best practices in non-profit organizational leadership. He is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), holds CFRE status in the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and has served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania's Certificate in Fundraising program.

In addition to John's unique skills and experience, Hewett Consulting LLC also mobilizes a coterie of nonprofit professionals who join him on specific assignments, allowing us to offer you the best human resources in the field while keeping costs low.

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I often compare my role as consultant to that of a guest conductor brought in to ready an orchestra or chorus for a major concert. As a musician, I've benefited greatly from the work of these professionals. They push, they encourage, they prod, they polish. Having conducted that particular work hundreds if not thousands of times, they know where the challenges lie. They know what it takes to deliver a successful and satisfying performance.

Like the guest conductor, we come alongside our clients to help them tackle major, out-of-the-ordinary tasks. We bring a fresh set of eyes and ears to work they see every day. We listen for things they may not be able to notice. We help them get their operations in tune; we train them to rise to the occasion; we coach them to levels they never dreamed were possible. When the curtain goes up, they're ready for an unforgettable experience.

— John Hewett