Linda C. Hartley, MBA

Board Development

Strategy + Leadership = Big Impact


Linda C. Hartley is principal of H2Growth Strategies, providing counsel on planning, development and governance to improve performance, increase revenues, and create lasting social impact.

Clients include American Ballet Theater, American Technion Society,

Arc of Westchester, Bard College, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, Common Cause, Marymount Manhattan College, National Urban League, New School, New York City Opera, Rising Ground, St. Bartholomew’s Church, and Yale International Alliance.

Previously, Hartley served as VP of External Affairs at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and held senior positions at Bard College, Columbia University, New School, and New York Public Library.  She taught at NYU Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising for 12 years and produced six regional Leadership Summits at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (a past client).  H2Growth most recently produced the first Seattle Equity Summit on behalf of the Satterberg Foundation.

Hartley co-authored the book, Big Impact: Insights & Strategies From America’s Non-Profit Leaders, serves on the boards of PowHer NY and Heritage Management Organization, and holds an M.B.A. in Management from the Stern School at New York University.


Areas of Expertise

  • Development Planning, Management, and Fundraising
  • Board Governance and Development


Specific Services

  • Board Development and Recruitment
  • Maximizing Major Gift Programs
  • Development Assessments and Plans
  • Campaigns: Studies, Case, Planning, Implementation
  • Interim Development Services
  • Nonprofit Seminars, Trainings, and Workshops
  • Program Development for Nonprofit Summits and Forums


How can Linda and her team help your organization? Here is a sample initial engagement:


We understand that people support what they help to create. Our approach is assets/ strengths based, building on what is already working for your organization and the communities it serves. We focus on three things: leadership (both board and staff), relationships (turning prospects into friends), and numbers (the more people you see, engage, and ask, the more money you can raise). In the initial 10-20-hour consultation, we will review your case for support—to include what distinguishes your organization and its strategic priorities—assess the current composition of your board and advise on major gift strategies for current prospects and potential board members.


Phone (718) 432-1441



Phone 718-432-1441