Sharon Leighty & Co. brings 30 years of nonprofit management and business experience to small- to mid-size organizations seeking to manage their limited resources more effectively and creatively.

Services include planning and implementing development and capital campaigns, developing major gifts and annual programs, grant writing, building organizational capacity, managing special projects, technical assistance, and coaching for Executive Directors and Development Directors.

An active community volunteer, Sharon donates 15 hours of her professional services each month to organizations throughout Oregon. She is also dedicated to promoting philanthropy in Oregon.


"From working with our volunteers on fundraising strategies, to writing proposals, Sharon's knowledge, skills and community connections have helped ensure our campaign's success."

Amy Hutchinson, Director
Lake County Library District

  Examples of Projects
  • Providing fundraising and technical assistance to Kids Club of Jefferson County to expand their revenue, capacity, and sustainability
  • Working with Bend FC Timbers to raise $3.7 million for the Build it Forward Campaign through a public/private partnership
  • Provided professional services to the Oregon State Capitol Foundation to build an independent nonprofit organization while expanding their resources
  • Working with the Christmas Valley community and Outback Retirement Center to develop a sustainable plan for a retirement community
  • Helping Josephy Center for Arts & Culture build a sustainable organization, prepare for a capital campaign, and coaching for staff
  • Working with Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center, Inc. successfully implement the Homeland Project including completing the capital campaign, implementing the interpretive plan and providing technical assistance to the staff and board
  • Exploring campaign readiness and project feasibility for the Allen Temple Church in Portland and Maxville Heritage Center in Wallowa County
  • Provided grant writing services to Jefferson County School District 509-J and Black Butte School District 41
  • Helping Oregon Black Pioneers secure funding for their new exhibits while building a sustainable, mission-driven organization
  • Provided campaign support to raise $2.8 million to build a new main library in Lakeview and assisted the Canby Public Library develop their capital campaign plans and form their foundation
  • Served as the coordinator for the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program, including program management, board support, and expanding the program
  • Worked with Friends of Sumpter Valley Dredge to raise $475,000 to implement their interpretive plan and to restore the exterior envelope of the dredge
  • Raised $4.5 million to restore the Vista House at Crown Point in the Columbia Gorge
  • Planned and implemented a $1.25 million campaign to preserve Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum in John Day
  • Raised $325,000 to implement a new interpretive plan at Collier Memorial State Park and Logging Museum in Chiloquin
  • Raised preservation funds for Oregon historic properties including Sumpter Valley Dredge, Pete French's Round Barn, Willamette Mission Ghost Structure, and Oregon Lighthouses
  • Worked on a statewide initiative to implement the Willamette River Water Trail
  • Provided development services to the Oregon 150 board to raise the resources needed to implement Oregon 150th birthday celebration
  • Assisted Salem's Riverfront Carousel to expand their organizational capacity