Experts in fundraising. Partners in nonprofit success.

Beacon serves as a light, guiding nonprofits to financial success. We develop long-lasting, deeply personal relationships with our clients, serving as a trusted advisor, guide and friend.

  • Lisa Lee, CFRE

    Lisa Lee, CFRE

  • Mollie O’Hara, CFRE, CFRM

    Mollie O’Hara, CFRE, CFRM

  • Rachel Elder, CFRM

    Rachel Elder, CFRM

Vision and direction for nonprofit organizations.

Beacon works with nonprofits to guide strategic direction, improve financial health and, in turn, fuel their missions. By imparting lasting skills and enabling clients to cultivate the generosity of our neighbors, Beacon brings clarity and direction in implementing fundraising strategies and campaigns.

  • Feasibility and Planning Studies

  • Capital Campaign Counsel

  • Board and Staff Coaching and Training

  • Strategic Planning

  • Development Assessments

  • Customized Services

Guidance through transformational change.

The path forward is not always clear, but with creative problem solving and a client-centered approach, Beacon will work alongside your entire organization to guide you to success.

Recent Partnerships

Client-driven and success-driven.

Beacon is committed to bettering our community and our clients’ success is critical to that goal. You can rely on our team to be a pillar of strength and light at every step of the way.

All our experiences working with Beacon have been productive, informative and fun! Mollie and her team epitomize competent efficiency and organization. Their vast wealth of experience and professionalism has effected successful and effective partnerships with HCC time and time again for strategic planning, training and facilitation.

George Cofer CEO, Hill Country Conservancy

The team at Beacon demonstrates that their goals are our goals. They quickly engage staff and volunteers and develop meaningful relationships based in trust and expert counsel. They aren’t afraid to say the hard things and they are respected for that. I know I can always rely on Beacon to be there for our organization.

Mike Nellis CEO, Austin Community Foundation

Mollie’s approach to fundraising is totally refreshing and enjoyable. She demystifies the process and helps you see how fundraising is truly a win-win for everyone – donors and organizations alike.

Karen LaShelle Executive and Artistic Director, Creative Action

The Beacon Team gives so much back to the community in which they serve and work. They inspire us, as fundraisers, to aim higher for the nonprofits where we work and for ourselves, as professionals. Mollie, Lisa and Rachel inspire more people than they will ever know, because of the way they each lead. It is an honor to know and work alongside each of them.

Rachel Mallernee Director of Development, Literacy First
Former President, AFP Greater Austin Chapter

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