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Portrait of Aggie Sweeney

Aggie Sweeney CFRE

Senior Counsel

Aggie has served as a trusted advisor and fundraising consultant to over 100 diverse nonprofit organizations and for over 45 multiyear campaigns that have raised more than $560 million. With experience in human services prior to joining the firm in 1999, she has provided counsel for many of the Northwest’s largest campaigns in this sector. Her expertise as a change agent for organizations regardless of size and sector has earned her a reputation as an insightful listener and strategist for healthcare, higher education, arts and culture, and environmental causes. Aggie led Collins Group as it joined forces with Campbell & Company in 2013 and transitioned to her current role in 2017. As Senior Counsel, Aggie focuses on working with clients and mentoring within the firm. She is known for her warmth, empathy, and ability to deliver hard truths with grace and tact.

Prior to joining the firm, Aggie served as executive director for two different nonprofits over an 11-year period. During her time as head of Eastside Domestic Violence Program (now known as LifeWire), she led major organizational growth and development and implemented sound management strategies, growing the organization to be the largest of its type in the state.

Education

  • University of Colorado, Master of Public Administration
  • Colorado State University, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Community Work

Aggie is a recognized expert in her field and a frequent speaker for nonprofit groups and professional associations alike, including Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) chapters, Philanthropy Northwest, and Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO). She is Chair of the Giving USA Foundation Board and has served on task forces for The Seattle Foundation and Washington Women’s Foundation. She is an active leader in her church community and served for many years on the national team of Stewardship Consultants. She is a member of AFP-Advancement Northwest, American Alliance of Museums, Washington Planned Giving Council, and Washington Women’s Foundation.

Personal

Aggie spends her free time in the great outdoors—hiking, sailing, birding, and biking—as well as with her family and friends.