Griffin Development Services is operated by Sherry Griffin Grundy. Sherry began offering resource development services, as a consultant, in 2005. After several years as a fundraiser on staff for non-profit organizations such as The League to Save Lake Tahoe, the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, and the Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation, Sherry wanted to assist smaller sized organizations with their resource development efforts.
As a resource development professional, Sherry maintains an active level of participation in the field's leading organizations. She has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) since 2001 and has been the Chapter Administrator for the local Sierra Chapter since 2009. Sherry also held the professional status of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) from 2003 until 2014. She has also been a member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) since 2010 and recently accepted a three year position on the association's membership committee. As a resource development professional, Sherry is committed to high ethical standards and professional practices in both the archival and fundraising fields. Over the past twenty years, Sherry has worked with a diverse group of non-profit organizations representing the environment, history and culture, health care and youth development. In addition, Sherry has extensive experience with non-profit administration and accounting.
In 2013, Griffin Development Services began focusing more specifically on archival collection management and historical research. Returning to her educational degree and love and interest in historical research, and specifically the documents, photos and artifacts that tell the story of our history, Sherry has expanded her services to include the research, cataloging, preservation and methods for sharing these important historical resources. Proper management of these resources not only preserves organizational history and historical items, but also broadens the reach of organizations by sharing the collections with the community and providing an added element for financial support.
For individuals and families, coordinating an efficient search of historical information can provide facts and stories about the history of your family, the lives they lived, and how to preserve these histories for future generations. Collectively, the services offered by Sherry Griffin Grundy are "unlocking treasurers"for organizations, individuals and families.
Sherry Griffin Grundy
Resource Development Consultant
American Association of State and Local History
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Sierra Chapter (since 2001)
Certified Fund Raising Professionals - CFRE (2004-2013)
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Women's History Museum (Charter Member)
Nevada Museum Association
Society of American Archivists (since 2010)
Society of California Archivists
Southern Historical Association
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Sierra Chapter
Chapter Administrator (2009 to present), Board Member and Treasurer (2006 to 2008), Board Member and Membership Chair (2003), Philanthropy Day Speaker Committee Chair (2003), Member since 2001.
Carson City Historical Society
Member (2016 to present); Collection Volunteer (2018)
Nevada State Prison Preservation Society
Volunteer 2018; Board Member/Collections Chair (2017-2018)
Soroptimist International of Carson City
President (2017-2018), Treasurer (2012-2013), President (2010-2011), Member (Present, 2008-2014).
Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe (2005-2006)
Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows (2002-2004)
Tahoe CAN - formerly known as Parasol Community Collaboration, located in Incline Village, NV; dissolved in 2012); Board Member/Treasurer (2010 to 2012), Program Manager for Social Services Team (2002-03), Management Team Member (2002-03) and Collaboration Member (1999-2004)
Griffin Development Services
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Sierra Chapter (Reno, Nevada)
Carson City Library (Carson City, Nevada)
Carson City Library Foundation (Carson City, Nevada)
Children's Museum of Northern Nevada (Carson City, Nevada)
Friends in Service Helping (F.I.S.H.) (Carson City, Nevada)
Gold Hill Historical Society (Virginia City, Nevada)
Great Basin Outdoor School (Glenbrook, Nevada)
Historic Fourth Ward School Museum (Virginia City, Nevada)
Hop & Mae Adams Foundation (Carson City, Nevada)
Incline Village Community Hospital Foundation (Incline Village, Nevada)
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (Incline Village, Nevada)
North Lake Tahoe Boys & Girls Club (Kings Beach, California)
Saint Mary's Art Center (Virginia City, Nevada)
Sierra State Parks Foundation (Homewood, California)
Tahoe Arts Project (South Lake Tahoe, California)
Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation (Truckee, California)
Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society (Incline Village, Nevada)