Piper Hardin, CFRE

Senior Director

Co-Head of Fundraising

About Piper

As a Senior Director at Orr Group, Piper serves on the Senior Leadership Team and as a Co-Head of Fundraising. Piper partners with Orr Group clients on growth & fundraising strategy, board development & team leadership, and capital campaign planning & execution. With an extensive background in capital campaigns and a specialty in major gifts and planned giving, Piper develops innovative strategies with a return on investment-based solution for our nonprofit partners to drive organizational change and substantial revenue generation. Piper brings 20+ years of professional development experience and nonprofit leadership to Orr Group. Piper has established proven success in creating and implementing strategies for major individual giving, planned giving, annual fundraising campaigns, capital campaigns, corporate giving, and institutional giving. She brings this expertise to Orr Group and our nonprofit partners, along with her extensive experience leading high-performing teams, building long-term relationships with major gift prospects, and planning for multimillion-dollar revenue success. Piper is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP).

Most recently, Piper served as Chief Development Officer at No Labels, a D.C.-based nonpartisan advocacy agency, where she was responsible for overseeing all facets of the development team, including revenue growth, major individual giving, annual donations, campaign giving, and fundraising strategy. In this role, she created and implemented a three-year business plan to increase annual revenue from $12 million to $33 million.

Selected Recent Partners:
  • Black Girls CODE
  • Carnegie Institution for Science
  • College Track
  • Girl Effect
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Niagara University
  • The Education Commission
When I'm not working...

I’m running on the beach or any trail I can find, learning the ukulele, or traveling somewhere in our wide world.

Favorite Book Genre

Literary Fiction

Recent Publications
I choose to work with Orr Group because it is obvious that they truly care about the business of philanthropy. Partnering with nonprofits to help them advance their missions and do even more good is my passion. At Orr Group, I work with a team that shares that passion and strives daily to make a positive difference in the world.”