Experience | Expertise | Value


How We Work

Seacoast Philanthropy Services works with talented leaders of small- and mid-sized nonprofits, helping them to achieve their mission.

We support these executive directors and development staff by delivering the best practices of larger organizations through hands-on, on-demand, consulting, coaching, and development services.



As an arts organization executive director, I found Paul’s counsel and perspective to be invaluable. He brings significant professional experience to our small organization, with fund development, strategic planning, and board development, benefitting significantly from his insight and counsel.

Elena Bachrach | Executive Director, Newburyport Art Association

Commitment to organizational mission and to professional fundraising practice mark my experience in working with Paul. He served as a valuable thought partner for me and our executive team, and brings an ethical, confidential and dedicated approach to his work.

John Larivee | President and CEO, Community Resources for Justice

Good, clear thinking, great advice, and a professional understanding of fundraising practice were the hallmarks of Paul’s work with the organization. He listens – gets it – and then finds the right path forward.

C. Max Schenk | Past President, Friends of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Paul played a pivotal role in our successful search for a new executive director. He has a deep understanding of fundraising strategy and programs, and the role the board plays in organizational success. He seamlessly joined our team and brought his significant experience in institutional advancement to our efforts.

Lois Honegger | President, Board of Directors, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA

Paul worked closely with me to plan our board’s day-long retreat. He guided us through advanced readings, surveys, and analysis, ensuring we were well prepared. His skillful retreat facilitation was the key to our successful outcome. Paul brought a professional, thoughtful, and caring approach that served us so well.

Laurie Perry | President, Martha’s Vineyard Social Justice Leadership Foundation

Fundraising – Improving Performance and Increasing Impact

Through effective planning and use of best practices, you can accelerate your growth, achieve your objectives, and advance your mission...learn more.

Board and Executive Leadership Development

Boards don’t come to fundraising easily. Sometimes executives need to learn about effective fundraising practice quickly. We can help with both...learn more.

Interim Director of Development Services

Your director is gone, but the need to make fundraising progress is not. Interim support means you don’t lose momentum while the search is underway...learn more.

Contact Us

25 Storey Avenue – PMB 229
Newburyport, MA 01950