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Why Cramer?

We're your partners in philanthropy.

Your cause is our cause.

Every day, our partners inspire us to work towards a brighter future. When we join your team, your mission becomes our mission. Our expertise, experience, and energy are there for you.

We're in it with you, from concept to completion.

The partnerships we build have the power to change the world. From the studies that provide true insight and strategy, to the campaigns that bring your plans to life, and beyond—our team is here to support you every step of the way. We empower our partners to serve their communities in bold and creative new ways.

Because we care just as much about your mission and goals as you do.

Our Mission

We elevate our philanthropic partners with enthusiastic leadership and customized strategies that will sustain their missions and strengthen their communities.

Our Vision

A thriving philanthropic sector in which nonprofits have the support, resources, and opportunities they need to bring their visions to life.

Our Values


Our work is our calling. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others, and we are blessed to have the chance to do so every day.


We have so much to be grateful for. We express our thanks by giving back, using our talents and resources to improve our community and our world.


The philanthropic sector is built on relationships, and relationships are built on understanding. Our team approaches our work with open hearts and open minds.


We bring our true selves to every interaction. We believe “clear is kind,” and honesty guides us to new opportunities for growth.


Our work brings us happiness and pride. We celebrate our teammates, our partners, and their accomplishments, because when they succeed, our world becomes a better place.

We’re committed to living out our values through diversity, equity & inclusion.

About Cramer & Associates

From Our Founder

I am always excited to talk about my work, because I am blessed to live out my true calling every day.

I launched my first fundraising initiative when I was 8 years old. When one of my classmates lost her home to a fire, I cut a hole in the lid of a shoe box and collected donations to help her and her family. My fundraising strategies are much more sophisticated now, but that passion for helping others has stayed with me.

When people come together with a common goal, they can change the world. Our team knows, because we’ve seen it firsthand. That’s why we are all about building lasting relationships that empower nonprofits to dream bigger and do more.

In the Hispanic culture that I was blessed to grow up with, everything revolves around family. That influence has poured over into the culture we’ve built at Cramer & Associates.

When you partner with us, you become part of our family. It’s a big family that includes more than 200 organizations of every size and in every sector. I am so proud of everything our team has accomplished over the past 35+ years. But most of all, I’m proud of how our family has grown.

Take a look around our site and get to know our family better! And once you do, reach out to see how we can help bring your vision to life.

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO

Cramer & Associates has been a member of The Giving Institute since 2009, embracing the highest ethical standards in the industry and maintaining a strict code of fair practices.


Cramer & Associates is proud to be a minority-owned, woman-owned business.

“Thank you for listening to us and being so committed to making this [campaign] a huge success. I’m so glad you are on this journey with us.”

– Denise “Dinky” Youngsteadt-Parrish, Executive Director of the Dublin Food Pantry

Case Studies

Habitat for Humanity–MidOhio

Services Provided

  • Campaign Management
  • Strategic Plan
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Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

Services Provided

  • Feasibility Study
  • Campaign Counsel
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Lindy Infante Foundation

Services Provided

  • Master Plan
  • Executive Coaching

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