Aggie Sweeney, CFRE
We believe nonprofits hold the power to transform lives and strenthen communities. As trusted advisers, we partner with volunteer and professional leaders to help them achieve thier visions. We draw upon best practices and adapt proven strategies to help each nonprofit reach its potential.
Recent Clients Served
- Classical KING FM 98.1
- The Museum of Flight
- Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands
- Seattle University
- University of Washington Global Innovation Exchange
- Multiple YMCA Associations
Areas of Expertise
Capital and Comprehensive Fundraising Campaigns, Development Assessments, Strategic Planning, Executive Leadership Coaching and Counsel, Volunteer Engagement in Fundraising
About Aggie Sweeney
Aggie has served as a trusted advisor and fundraising consultant to over 100 diverse nonprofit organizations and for over 45 multiyear campaigns that have raised more than $560 million. With experience in human services prior to joining the firm in 1999, she has provided counsel for many of the Northwest’s largest campaigns in this sector. Her expertise as a change agent for organizations regardless of size and sector has earned her a reputation as an insightful listener and strategist for healthcare, higher education, arts and culture, and environmental causes. Aggie led Collins Group as it joined forces with Campbell & Company in 2013 and transitioned to her current role in 2017. As Senior Counsel, Aggie focuses on working with clients and mentoring within the firm. She is known for her warmth, empathy, and ability to deliver hard truths with grace and tact. Aggie seeks out opportunities to:
- Partner with visionary leaders to develop and implement plans for significant growth, using sound practices to build sustainable fundraising programs
- Help nonprofits manage change and adapt new strategies for lasting impact
- Assess complex situations and build upon organizational strengths to achieve goals
Prior to joining the firm, Aggie served as executive director for two different nonprofits over an 11-year period. During her time as head of Eastside Domestic Violence Program (now known as LifeWire), she led major organizational growth and development and implemented sound management strategies, growing the organization to be the largest of its type in the state.
Aggie is a recognized expert in her field and a frequent speaker for nonprofit groups and professional associations alike, including Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) chapters, Philanthropy Northwest, and Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO). She is Chair of the Giving USA Foundation Board and has served on task forces for The Seattle Foundation and Washington Women’s Foundation. She is an active leader in her church community and served for many years on the national team of Stewardship Consultants. She is a member of AFP-Advancement Northwest, American Alliance of Museums, Washington Planned Giving Council, and Washington Women’s Foundation. Raised in the Midwest, Aggie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Colorado State University and received her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. For the past three decades she has lived with her family in the greater Seattle area.