Talent Bank

Under Jane’s leadership, we develop the right team for each project by combining consultants who have backgrounds in both business and nonprofit management with those who have expertise in specific content areas. Our unique model ensures that our clients have access to the top talent perfectly matched to meet their needs.

Sector Expertise

We have experience in many areas including technology; finance; media and publishing; higher education; preschool and k-12 education; the arts; churches and religious institutions; social services; military and veterans issues; women and girls; organizational development; and more.


Past clients include:

ArtW (Corporate)

Auto On The Go, LLC (Corporate)

California Symphony (Nonprofit)

Casa Dei Bambini Montessori Schools, LLC  (Corporate, Education)

Catholic Charities CYO  (Nonprofit)

Education Pioneers  (Nonprofit)

Elaine Bell Catering Company  (Corporate)

Girls Club Entertainment, LLC  (Corporate)

Grant Humanitarian Foundation  (Grantmaking Foundation)

International Museum of Women  (Nonprofit)

Helen Szabo Foundation (Grantmaking Foundation, International)

Jesuit Provence of California  (Nonprofit)

MissRepresentation.org  (Nonprofit)

PenFed Foundation (Grantmaking Foundation, Corporate)

Professional Business Women of California  (Nonprofit)

Reach Out Yoga Foundation (Grantmaking Foundation, International)

San Francisco State University, School of Journalism  (Education)

Saybrook University  (Education)

Stone & Youngberg, LLC  (Corporate)

University of California Press  (Education)

University of California Press Foundation  (Grantmaking Foundation)

Individual philanthropy and coaching clients are confidential.

Jane Whitfield, President

Jane Whitfield has twenty years of experience in developing and implementing targeted strategic plans and working with leaders to create highly successful teams. She has extensive experience as a senior executive in the nonprofit and higher education sectors, most recently as President & CEO of the PenFed Foundation.  Prior to her work in the nonprofit sector, Jane was a nationally recognized leader in sales and marketing. With her broad professional experience, Jane has a breadth of knowledge in key functional areas including leadership development, fundraising, sales, communications, marketing, accounting, program planning, evaluation, and assessment. She is a specialist in producing integrated and comprehensive organizational strategies that clarify goals and achieve results.

Jane is a sought after speaker and panel moderator. A moving and passionate key note speaker, Jane draws on her personal and professional experiences to inspire and motivate her audiences to action. 

She has given presentations for the Philanthropy Roundtable, Philanthropy NY, Commonwealth Club of California, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, United Way of the Bay Area, the Society of Women Engineers, the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association, and many other organizations.

Jane is a member of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Legal and Financial Advisory Council, past sponsorship chair of National Philanthropy Day, advisor to MissRepresentation.org, member of the leadership council of Women's Initiative for Self Employment, and member of the advisory board for United Way of the Bay Area’s Women's Leadership Council. 

She is an experienced senior executive, a qualified Myers Briggs Type Indicator® practitioner, trained in administering the FIRO-B® assessment, and certified in mediation and conflict resolution.  Jane studied Education and Anthropology, and graduated with honors from Mills College.  In addition to her career, she loves spending time in the country and cooking for friends and family.

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“Jane Whitfield brings to the field of development a unique combination of skills: deep technical expertise in grant writing, enhanced by her passionate creativity in discovering new approaches and revenue sources, and topped off with her charm and people skills. That’s a dynamic and rare combo.” - Betsy Bliss, Managing Director Bear Stearns and Faculty Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley

“Jane was incredibly knowledgable, focused, professional and resourceful. I was extremely impressed with her leadership ability and creativity. I would hire her in an instant.” - Nicole Soluri, Attorney Downey Brand and Vice Chair Professional Business Women of California

"Working with Whitfield Consulting was one of our smartest decisions. Jane Whitfield was very professional, timely, and a great listener. Jane was able to address our concerns, and respect our vision, all the while helping us to clarify our objectives. She and her team made our first fund-raising efforts a TOTAL success...” - Sandra de Balzaretti, Director-CEO Casa dei Bambini School