Huron to acquire fundraising consultancy GG+A

13 February 2024 1 min. read

Huron, a Chicago-based management consulting firm, has acquired Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A), a Chicago-based fundraising consulting firm.

Founded in 1961, GG+A helps education institutions, healthcare, arts, and other nonprofit organizations create and sustain high-performing fundraising programs.

The firm has practices in alumni engagement, annual giving, benchmarking, fundraising counsel, strategic communications, and advancement learning, among other areas.

GG+A has worked with more than 2,000 nonprofits since its founding and its current clients are engaged in fundraising campaigns with a total value of $60 billion.

The firm has approximately 100 employees and offices in Chicago and London.

Huron’s acquisition of GG+A will expand its philanthropy consulting offerings. The GG+A team will join the firm’s education operating segment. The deal is slated to close in March.

“GG+A is well-known for helping its clients around the world achieve their philanthropic goals and serving as their trusted advisor to advance their missions,” said Mark Hussey, chief executive officer and president of Huron. “By combining our deep client relationships and digital capabilities with GG+A’s extensive consulting expertise in advancement, our clients will benefit from a robust, data-informed strategy across the donor journey.”

John Glier. CEO of GG+A, added, “We are pleased and excited to join Huron and its talented global team. Huron’s remarkable client service, its depth of digital resources, and its reach across many of the same client institutions we have served in the past, will strengthen and expand the work of GG+A.”

Huron provides management consulting services to healthcare, higher education, public sector, and commercial clients. The firm’s offerings span strategy, operations, technology, consumer and care transformation, and organizational change.

Huron has 6,500 employees in 15 countries.

The firm in 2021 sold its life sciences consulting practice to Oliver Wyman.