About Us

No two organizations are the same, and a cookie-cutter approach to fundraising isn’t going to cut it. We’ve been partnering with local and national nonprofits for more than 50 years, so we’ve got the know-how to identify your challenges, leverage opportunities and deliver solutions tailored to your needs. We’ll help you share your vision and reach your goals.

Our Approach

We take a client-centered and team-based approach to consulting. At the center of our model is you, the client, surrounded by our team of energetic and seasoned consultants who believe in the power of transformational fundraising. You get more than a consultant, more than a principal and more than a team – you get the wisdom, expertise and highly-customized service of the entire firm.

We bring you new ideas, noticeable results and the confidence that we can equip your organization for success.


Our objective is to help you reach your major gift and campaign goals. That’s why we craft our customized strategies and plans around one purpose: fundraising success.


From coaching your executives to training your board, we’re here to enhance your role, develop your strategic plan and support your organization’s philanthropic vision.


You need the right tools to support your fundraising efforts. From analytics to online giving and benchmarking, we can show you how to fundraise more efficiently and effectively.

Guiding Your Path to Success

Dini Spheris is the latest evolution of an idea that began in 1969 in Houston, Texas. Then 30-something consultant Richard F. Dini, having led Rice University through its first successful capital campaign, decided the Southwest should enjoy the benefits of a regionally based consulting firm, so he established R.F. Dini and Associates.

In 1994, the firm became Dini Partners. Over the next 17 years, Dini Partners flourished and expanded the ranks of the firm’s owners and partners. In 2011, the firm leaders made a bold decision – the partner-owners transformed the company into an employee-owned enterprise.

Today, Dini Spheris is a name that reflects the composite strength and dedication of every employee-owner. And for our clients, Dini Spheris means an unwavering commitment to success and the confidence that you have our support every step of the way. Today, we continue our tradition of excellence and results in fundraising.

Our Founder

Richard F. Dini