Paul Swindlehurst
Principal & Founder









Areas of Expertise

  • Program development: Annual Giving – Major Gifts – Planned Giving
  • Operational Assessment
  • Large-scale event leadership and execution
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Assessment | Recruitment | Training
  • Retreat planning and facilitation

Throughout his 30-year career in institutional advancement, Paul Swindlehurst has worked in mission-centered nonprofit organizations where successful fundraising programs were key to growth and development.

Seacoast Philanthropy Services was formed out of Paul’s belief that civil society and our communities are only as strong as our nonprofit organizations. His practice allows him to make his considerable experience accessible to, and affordable for, small- to mid-sized nonprofits.

Paul served in C-level, executive positions with overall fundraising leadership responsibility, at Merrimack College, The Rashi School, Community Resources for Justice, and The Greater Boston Food Bank.

His experience also includes director of development at Bentley University and director of development for the business school at Northeastern University. Early in his career, he held program and executive-level positions at several YMCAs in eastern Massachusetts.

Paul also serves as the immediate past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Massachusetts Chapter. (AFP). Through his long association with AFP he has developed a deep knowledge base and rich network of colleagues in all fundraising sectors.

Contact Us

25 Storey Avenue – PMB 229
Newburyport, MA 01950