E. L. Freeman, LLC’s approach to strategic consulting is client-centered. Rather than subscribing to a single approach intended to achieve short-term results in fundraising, the firm is instead interested in developing relationships with clients and serving as a partner in the organization’s long-term growth. E. L. Freeman, LLC works with a client to determine current assets and weaknesses, then crafts an individualized plan for improving the organization’s capacity to grow gift assets and strengthen its board and staff.

E. L. Freeman, LLC works with clients in central and southeast Virginia, including Richmond, the Tri-Cities, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Hampton Roads. By limiting its geographical focus, the firm has developed extensive knowledge of the region’s needs and the capacity of its citizens to support the nonprofit communities in the area.

Over the years, E. L. Freeman, LLC has worked successfully with more than a hundred clients, including the following:


Animal Welfare and Environmental Organizations

  • Better World Betty, Charlottesville
  • Heritage Humane Society, Williamsburg
  • James River Association, Richmond
  • Richmond SPCA

Arts, Cultural and Historical Organizations

  • American Civil War Center at Tredegar, Richmond
  • Bolling Haxall House Foundation, Richmond
  • Children’s Museum of Richmond
  • Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Irvington
  • Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library, Lancaster
  • Petersburg Area Arts League
  • Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts, Kilmarnock
  • Robert Russa Moton Museum, Farmville
  • Richmond Symphony Orchestra
  • Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond
  • Shenandoah Shakespeare Center, Staunton
  • Steamboat Era Museum, Irvington
  • This Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg
  • Virginia Foundation for Architecture, Richmond
  • Virginia Holocaust Museum, Richmond
  • Virginia Rep Theater (Barksdale/Theater IV), Richmond
  • Virginia War Memorial Foundation, Richmond
  • Visual Arts Center of Richmond
  • West Point Performing Arts Center, West Point, VA
  • Williamsburg Players, Inc

Educational and Literacy Organizations

  • All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, SC
  • Blue Ridge Montessori School, Lynchburg
  • Chesapeake Academy, Irvington
  • Communities In Schools Richmond
  • Communities In Schools Hampton Roads
  • Girl Scout Commonwealth Council, Richmond
  • John Tyler Community College Foundation, Chester
  • Junior Achievement of Central Virginia
  • Lancaster Community Library, Kilmarnock
  • Library of Virginia Foundation
  • Literacy for Life, Williamsburg
  • Marine Military Academy, TX
  • Mountaintop Montessori School, Charlottesville
  • Orchard House School, Richmond
  • Richmond Montessori School
  • Sabot at Stony Point, Richmond
  • Saint Gertrude High School, Richmond
  • Southside Health Education Foundation, Petersburg
  • St. Michael’s School, Richmond
  • St. Paul’s College, Lawrenceville
  • Trinity Episcopal Day School, SC
  • Virginia 4H Foundation, Blacksburg
  • Williamsburg Montessori School

Health, Human Services and Retirement Communities

  • Al-A-Mo Recovery House, Petersburg
  • Augusta Free Clinic, Fishersville
  • Avalon – A Center for Women and Children, Williamsburg
  • Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation, Richmond
  • Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, Hampton Roads
  • Center for Children and Family Services, Richmond
  • Circle Center Adult Day Services, Richmond
  • Comfort Zone Camp, Richmond
  • Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Richmond
  • Commonwealth Health Clinic, Richmond
  • Crater Community Hospice, Petersburg
  • CrossOver Health Care Ministry, Richmond
  • Faison Centers of Excellence, Richmond
  • Freedom House, Richmond
  • Goochland Free Health Clinic & Family Services
  • Greater Richmond ARC
  • Hospice of the Pee Dee, South Carolina
  • Legal Information Network for Cancer, Richmond
  • Little Sisters of the Poor Virginia, Richmond
  • Manchester Family YMCA, Richmond
  • McLeod Health Foundation, South Carolina
  • Northern Neck Free Health Care Clinic, Lancaster
  • PASHN, Williamsburg
  • Partnership for Families Northside, Richmond
  • Pathways of Petersburg
  • Rappahannock General Hospital, Kilmarnock
  • Rebuilding Together Petersburg
  • Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity
  • Richmond Residential Services
  • Riverside Health System Foundation, Hampton Roads
  • Safe Harbor, Richmond
  • Salvation Army of Williamsburg
  • St. Joseph’s Villa, Richmond
  • Serenity Inc., Petersburg
  • Shady Grove Family YMCA, Glen Allen
  • Sheltering Arms Hospital Foundation, Richmond
  • Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Foundation, South Carolina
  • The Salvation Army of Williamsburg
  • Virginia Blood Services, Richmond
  • Virginia Free and Charitable Health Clinics, Richmond
  • Virginia Health Care Foundation, Richmond
  • Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, Richmond
  • Virginia Supportive Housing, Richmond
  • Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, Charlottesville
  • Williamsburg AIDS Network
  • YMCA of Greater Richmond

Public Benefit and Faith–based Organizations

  • Altria Employee Community Fund, Richmond
  • Better Business Bureau Foundation of Virginia, Richmond
  • Congregation Beth Ahabah, Richmond
  • Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Charlottesville
  • First Things First of Greater Richmond
  • Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond
  • Saint Francis Emma, Inc., Powhatan
  • The Woman’s Club, Richmond
  • Virginia Bar Association Veterans Issues Task Force, Richmond
  • Virginia Baptist Association/Camp Piankatank, Middlesex
  • Weinstein JCC, Richmond
  • Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Williamsburg Community Foundation