Cassie Carter, PhD

Senior Consultant

Nonprofits play a critical and enriching role in our society and local communities. The opportunity to leverage my passion and experience to help nonprofits achieve their goals and fulfill their missions is the most important and meaningful work I do.

Recent Clients Served


  • Seattle Aquarium
  • KCETLink
  • Television Academy Foundation
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Hazelton Betty Ford Foundation
  • Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
  • Washington Environmental Council
  • Lake Tahoe School
  • Chadwick School
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Northeast Community College
  • Vistamar School

Areas of Expertise

Annual development strategic planning and audits; best practice strategies for campaigns, staffing, and infrastructure; campaign counsel and donor strategy; feasibility studies; board development; volunteer training with a focus on public/private partnerships; environmental, arts and culture, higher education, and human service sectors

About Cassie Carter

As a Senior Consultant, Cassie Carter brings 30 years of passion and experience in the nonprofit and higher education sectors to her work at Campbell & Company. Cassie focuses on developing a shared understanding with clients of the opportunities and strengths of their organizations and how those can be leveraged to achieve a high level of long-term fundraising success. She looks forward to opportunities to:

  • Partner with nonprofit organizations to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives they serve
  • Empower staff and boards to create effective and sustainable strategies and systems that help them expand their impact
  • Promote a culture of philanthropy and community that brings organizations and their stakeholders together to accomplish great things through their mission

Prior to joining Campbell & Company, Cassie held significant leadership positions in several prominent academic institutions and nonprofits throughout the country as they grew their fundraising programs; she was Associate Vice President for Development and Director of Campaigns at Hawaii Pacific University, Associate Vice President for Development Operations and Director of Advancement for the College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly, and Executive Director of the Montana Outdoor Science School. She also taught life science at Santa Monica College for many years.

Cassie has long been dedicated to the nonprofit sector. She served as the Director of Programs for Heal the Bay in Santa Monica and volunteers as a board member of several nonprofit organizations throughout Hawaii, Montana, and California. Currently she is on the board of directors for the Pierce College Foundation and serves as an advisor for the Community Foundation of the Valleys.

Cassie holds a doctoral degree in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis on science education and public administration from the University of Southern California, a bachelor’s degree in biology from California State University-Northridge, and an associate of arts from Los Angeles Pierce College.