President Linda Gatten Butler, MSW, ACSW, LISW-S, and her associates have over 75 combined years experience in management, grant seeking and fundraising. Members of the firm have been executive directors themselves.

Butler Consulting, Inc. has assisted more than 160 busy, nonprofit executives to achieve their fundraising, development and/or management goals over the past 17 years.

The history of Butler Consulting, Inc. demonstrates that your organization will recover fee expenses through the grant funds and/or other fundraising secured by the end of a twelve-month contract period. The associates with Butler Consulting, Inc. are credentialed and/or members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and/or the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP) and/or members of Grant Professionals Association (GPA).

Linda is a contributing author to YOU and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community (2012, CharityChannel Press).
Founding Member:

Justice-Action-Mercy (JAM), Founding and Advisory Board, 1999.
Rocking Horse Center, Founding and Advisory Board, 2000.
Clark County Advocacy Center, Founding Project Director, 2002.
Miami Valley Chapter of the American Association of Grant Professionals, Founding President, May 2004.

Other Memberships:

National Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Board Member
National GPA Chaptering Advisory Board
National GPA Professional Growth and Development Committee
Charity Channel University Committee
Past President and Secretary and current member of the Miami Valley Chapter of the American Association of Grant Professionals
Greater Dayton Area Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Partnerships for Philanthropy Planning (PPP)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
LISW-S ( Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor)


American Association of Grant Professionals’ Journal- Volume 6, Number 1, Fall 2008- “Getting Your Organization Grant-Ready”
Education Grants Alert- Volume 18, Number 38, October 16, 2008- “Get back to the basics when working in grant writing teams”
You and Your Nonprofit – published in May, 2011

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Nonprofit Board Leadership: How to Recruit the Right Board Leaders - Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series that explores how our understanding about leadership is relevant for nonprofit board members. This article builds on the clarifications about leadership and the debunking of leadership myths explored in the first article and considers how to integrate leadership concepts into board development practices. In order to identify,…

Nonprofit Board Leadership: How to Recruit the Right Board Leaders - Part 1

It all started with purchasing a shopping center. As the executive director, I was challenged to administer, supervise, fundraise, create, mentor, monitor, market, counsel and lead. After eight years of capacity building, organizational developing and training board and staff members at a dying family service agency, we were a team prepared to conduct a successful…