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Aly Sterling

President & Founder

Long before Aly Sterling founded her eponymous consulting firm, she was solving the unique, yet similar, problems encountered by nonprofit organizations.

Her decision to start her own business in 2007 was driven by two things: her belief in leadership as the single most important factor in organizational success and her determination to work with multiple causes at one time to scale societal change.

Today, Aly manages the direction and growth of her firm while advising clients on the organizational challenges that affect their sustainability and mission success.

In 2015, Aly led her firm to membership in The Giving Institute, an exclusive and highly respected professional organization for nonprofit consultants. The Giving Institute is best known for publishing the annual Giving USA report – and today she also serves on the Giving USA Foundation board.

Aly’s expertise includes fundraising, strategic planning, and board development for nonprofits including corporate and family foundations. She is regularly sought for comment by trade and mainstream media, including the Chronicle of Philanthropy and U.S. News & World Report. She has contributed to the publications of BoardSource, The Governance Institute, and The Giving Institute. Aly has been a featured presenter for leading regional and national organizations including Philanthropy Ohio, the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Habitat for Humanity.

Aly is an alumna of Leadership Toledo, a recipient of the “20 Under 40” award, and a Women in Communications Crystal Award winner. In 2018, she was inducted into the Northwest Ohio Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence Hall of Fame. Aly holds a master’s degree from the University of Toledo and is a fellowship graduate of the executive leadership program at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. Most recently, she earned certification in the 21/64 approach to working with multigenerational families with funds, foundations, and other family enterprises. She teaches a course on women and entrepreneurship at Bowling Green State University.

Aly serves on boards for the Giving Institute and Giving USA foundations, the University of Toledo’s Family Business Center, the Bowling Green State University Paul J. Hooker Entrepreneur Leadership Center, and St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio.  Aly is past president of the Northwest Ohio chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a former board member of Leadership Toledo, the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, David’s House, and Advocating Opportunity, an organization formed to stop human trafficking.

In 2020, she published a book about her experiences overcoming personal and professional barriers to becoming a female entrepreneur. More about the book and Aly’s work in this space can be found here.

Aly Sterling Philanthropy:
Making it Matter in Toledo

By the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

Aly Sterling set out nine years ago to change the world. Her mission – to help nonprofits execute their mission successfully. “I love being able to bring out the best in our nonprofit clients. The collaboration is what I wake up every day kind of excited about.” Read the full story.

“I so enjoyed working and learning with you. I plan to keep you updated on our success and look forward to future opportunities to work together again. Thank you for being such an effective coach! ”

Sally Barton
Vice President | The Education Alliance

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