There has never been a more critical or exciting time to be working at the cross section of generosity and impact. In a moment of urgent need and profound injustice, to me, the philanthropic sector at its best represents action and hope. Peter Karoff spoke of the ‘poetry and practice’ of philanthropy. I believe it…

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Robyn has spent over 15 years in the nonprofit sector crafting strategy, driving growth, and scaling impact globally. Her experience includes leading international organizations and teams, fundraising for and growing organizations and boards, serving as a philanthropy advisor and fiscal sponsor portfolio manager, and working on the ground with grassroots community leaders.

Since joining CCS, she has designed and led complex client projects across sectors and has counseled organizations on fundraising initiatives and campaigns with financial goals ranging from $5m to $100m. She also participates in the firm’s internal work on Innovation and contributed to the 11th edition of CCS’s Philanthropic Landscape Report.

Robyn received her undergraduate degree from Emory University, where she served as a Community Building and Social Change Fellow and worked closely with the Refugee Community. She received her Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Milano, the New School for Public Engagement. Robyn is certified as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy © – a specialization focusing on developing the skills needed to guide donors and clients from philanthropic aspiration to achieving maximum social impact.

Robyn lived in Cape Town, South Africa for many years and considers the opportunity to work in partnership with so many friends in the country’s township communities to be one of the great honors of her career. Robyn currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Regarding Her (RE:Her) and mentors local nonprofit leaders in Brooklyn, New York.

select client partners

  • The James Beard Foundation
  • Schwarzman Animal Medical Center
  • The ARChive of Contemporary Music
  • ADAPT Community Network
  • Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child


The Coronavirus Crisis: An Unprecedented Opportunity to Advance Authentic Disability Inclusion in our Sector and Beyond, Candid, 2020

Snapshot of Today’s Philanthropic Landscape 11th Edition (2022)

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How are arts and culture institutions approaching fundraising this year? And how does it differ from years past? View this webinar recording to discover key findings from a recent survey of 100 arts and culture organizations.