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Marshall is an accomplished nonprofit leader, consultant, trainer and volunteer with 35 years of experience working with local, regional and national nonprofits, philanthropic organizations and professional associations. 

Learn more about Marshall's background and accomplishments:

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Impact Snapshot

Supported strategic grantmaking

and community engagement by community foundations, family foundations, and government agencies as they invested millions of dollars in diverse causes, initiatives, programs and organizations that are transforming communities across the country.

Supported the rebuilding

and reinvigoration of a foundation supporting the region’s only nonprofit independent community hospital; helped to raise more than $30 million over four years from patients, patient families, community members, foundations and corporations in support of hospital priorities.

Shaped the management practices

of hundreds of organizations through leadership of the Washington, DC area’s top award recognizing excellence in nonprofit management; had a positive impact on diverse nonprofits, promoting innovation and achievement in the sector as practices were identified, shared and implemented.

Stewarded the successful implementation

of the 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy hosted by the Greater Washington Community Foundation; supported staff and host committee members in raising more than $600,000 in sponsorships and donations for the event, which was attended by more than 700 patrons.

Managed major comprehensive assessment

initiatives that led to the transformation, strengthening, and strategic realignment of a large regional housing development corporation, a national emergency relief fund for federal employees, and the nonprofit publisher of a major university’s student newspaper.

Led a significant reinvention

of the national annual fund campaign for the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, creating the successful “Be the Cause Campaign,” which  raises more than $400,000 in financial support from nearly 4,000 AFP members across the country in support of scholarships, education and research.


Certified Advisor - 21/64  - May 2024

National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers - Associate Member 

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Professional Member

Association of Philanthropic Counsel - Member 2002 - 2016

Yale Philanthropy Conference - 2015, 2016 and 2018

Stanford Social Innovation Review Nonprofit Management Institute - 2015

Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) 2003 (Renewed 2021)

AFP Faculty Training Academy, 2010

Bachelor of Architectural History, School of Architecture, University of Virginia

National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
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Marshall is also an artist and a member of the Arlington Artist Alliance. He does representational landscapes in oil.  Click here to see his paintings.

Click here to go to Marshall's Etsy shop.

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painting of Washington DC
painting of Acadia coast
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Training, Presentations & Writing on Philanthropy & Nonprofit Management

Consulting & Philanthropic Advisory Services

Philanthropy, Volunteer Leadership & Grantmaking





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