From Steve Orr’s early days as an investment banker specializing in the financial sector at Goldman Sachs, he realized the power of data and analytics to drive change and innovation. Having spent more than a decade on Wall Street, and inspired by his parents’ charitable efforts, Steve and his wife Carol founded Orr Group (previously known as Orr Associates, Inc.) to help nonprofits fundraise more effectively.
Orr Group’s highly-skilled nonprofit professionals bring their knowledge and experience to the table daily, helping our partners with the fundraising and development challenges they face. From the very beginning of a relationship, we meet with an organization and talk to leadership, key staff and board members to understand your mission, community, stakeholders and donors.
One of the key lessons Steve took away from Goldman was that “it’s all about the team”. Orr Group pioneered the embedded team model. This unique approach ensures we get to know our clients from the inside out. Whether at the highest levels of a nonprofit, serving as outsourced Chief Executive Officer, Chief Development Officer or Director of Human Resources, in mid-level management as a Major Gifts Officer, delivering day-to-day implementation support as a Development Coordinator, or developing campaign, fundraising or strategic plans, our team works right alongside our nonprofit partners: collaborating, coaching and sharing best practices.