At Essex & Drake, we incorporate our values into each client relationship and project. Our team members develop productive partnerships with our clients based on these core values:

Ethical Standards

We are committed to the highest ethical standards. We will always make recommendations that are in our clients’ best interest (even if they aren’t in ours.) We understand the importance of donor confidentiality and the security of our clients’ financial information.


All of our team members have held development staff positions at local nonprofit organizations. We have worked in the trenches. We know that funding is often the leading gating item to making a difference in our community. We now enjoy the rewarding work of coaching volunteers and staff, accessing their untapped potential, and empowering them to raise the funds needed to make an even greater impact in the communities they serve.


Team work is an essential element of each client project. Our consultants understand that strong relationships between consultant team members and the client’s staff and board lead to the most successful outcomes. While each client has a dedicated consultant for their project, we may engage other professionals or organizations in instances where partnerships would yield greater impact.


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