• ​​​​Foundation Research
  • Grant and Proposal Writing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Endowment Development
  • Annual Giving Campaigns
  • Strategic Planning
  • Staff Conference Facilitation
  • Special Projects
  • Major Gift Development
  • Business Analysis
  • Executive Coaching
  • Interim Executive Leadership
  • Cost Saving Techniques
  • Budget Planning
  • Turnaround Management
  • Board Retreat Facilitation
  • GuideStar Data Updating
  • Staff Development
  • Performance Metrics - Design and Roll-Out
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Organizational Structure Design

Organizations and Agencies Assisted...

Boy Scouts of America - National Council and Various Local Councils

Learning for Life - National Organization (TX)

Crossing Borders Music Collective (IL)

Haitian American Museum of Chicago (IL)

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois (IL)

DeKalb (IL) Public Library

Service of Will, Grundy, and Kankakee Counties, Inc. (IL)

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (IL)

​Foundry Educational Foundation (IL)

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra (IL)

PRAY, Inc. (MO)

​PRAY Endowment Trust (MO)

Presbyterian Church of Barrington (IL)

March of Dimes of North Central Florida (FL)

St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church (IL)

Shalam Ministries (IL)

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (VA)

Bethlehem Community Center (SC)

Historic Spartanburg Trust (SC)

Show You Care Kane (IL)

Ben Salzberg for State Senate (IL)

Day One Network, Inc. (IL)

Fox West Philanthropic Network (IL)

Association of Fundraising Professionals- Piedmont Chapter (SC)

Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina (SC)

Department of Human Services, Life Choices Project (IL)

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley (IA)

Communicators for Women Religious (IL)

Center for Disability Services (IL)

St. Procopius Abbey (IL)

Sanborn Western Camps (CO and KS)

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County​​ (IL)

​Dogs On The Go Assistance Dogs (IL)

​United Way of Central Kane County (IL)

Greater Toledo (OH) YMCA

Beatrice (NE) Mary Family YMCA

​Austin (MN) Community Recreation Center/YMCA

Spencer (IA) Family YMCA

Miami County (OH) YMCA

Norfolk (NE) YMCA

Washington (IA) YMCA

St. Bede Academy (IL)


And many others...


  • CFRE Accredited
  • Vice President of Fox West Philanthropic Network, Past President, and Past Co-Chair of Philanthropy Day
  • Past President of Piedmont Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Certified BSA Grant Writer
  • Certified BSA Basic/Advanced Endowment Development
  • BSA Fellowship Honor
  • BSA James E. West Fellow (Twice)
  • Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary International
  • Illinois Department of Human Services - Office of the Inspector General - Rule 50 - Trained and Certified
  • South Carolina - Chaired a Statewide Commission as a Volunteer Leader
  • Served on two National Board of Directors
  • Millions  $$$$$ Raised -- Professional and Proven Results 

Services to help you and your agency...

Let us help YOU and your non-profit organization!

We identify strategies, tactics, processes, action steps, and timing to take your philanthropic results to the next level. 

Once we have executive commitment,  we oversee the implementation process from start to finish.

Taylor Philanthropic Services monitors Key Performance Indicators and then adjusts tactics as needed.

Taylor Philanthropic Services uses surveys, interviews, independent authoritative sources, observation, and analysis to conduct a comprehensive audit of your philanthropic results.





Business Consulting


​"Thanks for piloting us through the Capital Campaign!  It was smooth sailing thanks to your leadership.  We enjoyed working with you."

Sally and Mike DeFauw, Capital Campaign Solicitors

DeKalb Public Library

"I highly recommend Taylor Philanthropic Services for an organization seeking highly qualified and professional services in the field of fundraising.  Mr. Taylor offers the best consultation that was cost effective and utilized best practices to re-engineer my agency."

Paula Yensen, Ph.D., Executive Director - Retired

United Way of Central Kane County

"Taylor Philanthropic Services has provided top notch professional guidance, valuable networking opportunities, and useful feedback from supporters for my non-profit, Shalam Ministries.  Stephen Taylor is dedicated and focused in his work for his clients, no matter their size or need.  Taylor's decades of experience and personable disposition make him an exceptional asset to any organizations!  His work has been extremely helpful to our team."

Carissa Remillard

Trauma Support Staff

​Shalam Ministries

​"I have had the good fortune of working with Stephen twice as Executive Director of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra.  Both times he came well prepared to every meeting and his follow up was always prompt and thorough."

Kathy Mathews, Executive Director - Retired

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra

"I appreciate your professionalism.  You can use me as a reference if you ever need one."

Frank A. DiBartolomeo, President and CEO

Service of Will, Grundy, and Kankakee Counties, Inc.

"Thank you so much for your patience and time for the Board Retreat.  The Haitian American Museum of Chicago is grateful for the devotion and professionalism.   We appreciate the assistance that you have provided and hope to use your services in the future."

Elsie Hector-Hernandez, Founder and President

Haitian American Museum of Chicago

"Under the expert leadership of Stephen J. Taylor, Taylor Philanthropic Services is my first place I go for a keenly developed analysis of organizational needs and for guidance on developing an organization to meet those needs.  After working directly with Steve on several projects, I can attest that his knowledge, wisdom, responsiveness, and experience had lad to successful outcomes."

Peter N. Mastopoulos, Ed.D.

Professor and Community Volunteer

Savannah, Georgia

"I got excellent comments about the Board Retreat and expect to hear more this coming Thursday.  Thanks again for your work on our behalf."

Virginia Peschke, Executive Director

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois

"Stephen J. Taylor brought to us the considerable talents and insights he's gained over his decades of experience in the field.  He is strategic, organized, positive, and friendly.  I know many other organizations will also benefit from his work in ways that achieve their goals and generate revenue."

Tom Clowes, Founder and President

Crossing Borders Music Collective

"I am impressed with the work Steve has done for the Northwest Suburban Council.  Since he took over the Council as the Scout Executive, there has been a resurgence in activity with the Council.  He has weathered the storm of tight budgets and strives to oversee the process for getting the most qualified volunteers for key Council positions.  We are fortunate to have an Executive with the drive and enthusiasm for the Scouting Movement."

J. Kevin Chapman, Executive Board Member

National Account Manager, JMR Graphics

"Unanimously, the PRAY Board wants to thank you and acknowledge your outstanding leadership and guidance to PRAY."

Brad Nesheim, Board President of PRAY

Scout Executive/CEO - Heart of Virginia Council

"Congratulations on earning a 'Far Exceeds' rating for your hard work and leadership.  You and your staff can certainly be proud of another great year -- in what may have been one of the toughest financial markets in recent memory!  Your team hit it all, membership & unit growth; balanced budget; capital funding; key volunteer recruiting and more!"

Kendrick J. E. Miller, Deputy Regional Director

Boy Scouts of America, Central Region