Recent clients


San Francisco Symphony



Chinese Newcomers
Service Center

Glide Foundation

Goodwill Industries (SF)

Renaissance Entrepreneurship

Rubicon Programs

SEIU UHW-West & Joint Employer Education Fund



Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE)

Edgewood Center

Envision Schools

Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School



Petaluma Health Center
SEIU Healthcare



Hope Consulting
Potential Energy


What our clients are saying...

Impressed by their extensive background in nonprofit fundraising, I hired Barbara Stevenson and Rachael Grossman to assist our nonprofit organization in developing a fundraising plan to launch our next stage of growth. They exhibited all of the qualities you want in consultants: strategic thinkers, pro-active and direct communicators, and very organized and hard working. They helped our team clarify our vision and build out an operational business plan to support it. They move seamlessly between creative, big-picture thinking and detail-oriented, practical planning. What’s more, they bring a positive attitude and sense of humor to their projects that makes them fun to work with.

—Andrée Sosler, former Executive Director
Potential Energy

I have worked for years with both Barbara and Rachael. Each brings a wealth of talent and experience to her work. Together, they are a dynamic duo."

—Megan Kenny, Director of Workforce Development
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo & Marin

Barbara is an impressive strategist and a fabulous writer. She is also a joy to work with: flexible, creative, and fun."

—Kate Moynihan, Vice President of Development

Every once in a while you have an opportunity to work with a professional whose dedication to excellence inspires you. I have had the honor to work with such an individual. Through my service as a member of the AFP Golden Gate Chapter Board of Directors I worked with fellow board member, Barbara Stevenson of Lumenos LLC. I experienced firsthand Barbara’s mastery of analysis, strategic thinking, oral and written communications, and group facilitation. Without hesitation I recommend Barbara and her consulting team to work with any nonprofit seeking to raise the bar on their organizational effectiveness. 

—Michael Edell, President
Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter
Vice President, Netzel Grigsby Associates