Our Values: No more hunger | Quality education | Affordable, accessible, effective healthcare | Learning | Science | The humanities | Liberty | Healthy families | Healthy planet | No more war | Right of dissent | Social justice | The spirit

Irwin – Wells Associates is fundraising consulting and planning firm for nonprofit organizations, both large and small, on the west coast. Our team brings significant experience as consultants, chief development officers, organization founders, board presidents and campaign volunteers to our clients’ mission and we aren’t satisfied with less than full fundraising success!

IWA was founded by Suzanne Irwin-Wells nearly thirty years ago after a long and successful career in the Bay Area.   She founded two nonprofits, obtained an MBA, served as a development director for several organizations small and large, and served on many boards and committees.  In IWA, Suzanne has married her personal passion for many causes with her unique approach to fundraising success and works continuously with her team to inspire great achievements with their clients and to continually be inspired by them.


“Approaching a capital campaign can be daunting but Irwin-Wells Associates proved to be the perfect partner for PAWS.   Both their development assessment and feasibility study were right on and provided us with a critical road map that led to the opening of a new headquarters.”

John L. Lipp

former president of Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS), San Francisco
& author of: “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers”