for Change.
for Good

Visioning, Strategic & Business Planning, Capital Fundraising, and Revenue Development for Nonprofit Organizations.

Clarkson Davis partners with forward-thinking nonprofit leaders to build and improve the effective, sustainable organizations and programs that are on the front lines of change. We provide clients throughout the United States with customized service delivered personally by Principals with decades of nonprofit management and consulting experience.


Serving first as consultant, and then as Director of Advancement, Janet Davis effectively transformed fundraising at the Nasher Sculpture Center. A brilliant team builder, she developed effective plans and procedures and implemented best practices in the areas of institutional and individual giving, as well as membership, while fostering enthusiastic buy-in from members of the advancement team. A consummate fundraising professional, Janet is also a conscientious and effective mentor, and an admired colleague.
Jeremy Strick, Director
Nasher Sculpture Center


I met Wyatt in 2019. The world was amid a worldwide pandemic, and I had just replaced an executive who had been a leader at Easterseals for decades. Both of these factors led to my quick realization that a unifying and concise strategic plan was needed to keep the organization cohesive, and the way to achieve this was to have an inclusive plan that lifted the voices of all staff at Easterseals. We completed the Strategic Plan, “Seizing the Future with Intent,” and then moved to business planning. This two-phased process resulted in a more curious and engaged staff with the overall purpose of a better service for those we serve. We are a strong, proud and resilient Easterseals with a plan that keeps our feet on the ground while reaching for the highest stars. Wyatt’s effect on Easterseals will be felt for decades to come.

Maureen Beauregard, President and CEO
Easterseals of NH


Wyatt Davis’ background and knowledge were instrumental in helping us create a multi-year business plan for our Command. He did a wonderful job setting a path and keeping us on the road and out of the weeds. The Officers and staff felt included and comfortable, and Wyatt made sure that everyone’s voice was heard. I highly recommend Clarkson Davis.

Lt. Col. Michele Matthews, Area Commander
The Salvation Army of Sarasota County, Florida

Executive Search

My recent experience on an executive search committee resulted in an exceptionally positive outcome, and the lion share of the credit belongs to Clarkson Davis and in particular our principal consultant Wyatt Davis. Without Wyatt’s assistance we could never have identified such a high volume of candidates and then sorted through them to find the perfect fit. Professional, thorough, responsive, and serious. Don’t begin a search without them.

General Kenneth Dahl, US Army, Retired
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York Search Committee

Selected Clients


Wyatt Davis and Janet Clarkson sitting under pergola
Wyatt Davis photo

Wyatt is a founding principal of Clarkson Davis with 31 years of nonprofit experience. Drawn to imagining what is possible, he keeps his eyes on what’s next for clients and the nonprofit industry, and is focused on exploring new concepts, designing alternate approaches, and building better models and methods. An outstanding facilitator, he focuses on partnering with clients to envision, plan, and implement innovative strategies and services.

An early career placement in the Arthur Andersen Business Consulting Nonprofit Industry Group launched Wyatt’s love for the consulting profession and gave him the opportunity to consult extensively in the nonprofit industry. He earned a Master of Business Administration in Management from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M University. An avid amateur visual astronomer, Wyatt is a member of the Texas Astronomical Society and the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. He serves on the NHAS Public Observing Committee and conducts astronomy education throughout New Hampshire. He also enjoys cycling and playing guitar and is a member of the Town of Rye, New Hampshire, Recycling Education Committee.

Janet Clarkson Davis

Janet Clarkson photo

Janet is a founding principal of Clarkson Davis. She approaches her work with charisma, optimism, and high expectations. She has served the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years, with executive experience in resource development and management. A respected fundraising and strategic planning consultant in both the arts and health and human service, she is sought out by leaders who desire inspirational, realistic, people-focused plans for growth and change and a best practices fundraising approach that brings those plans to life.

Building on her career as an executive at nonprofit organizations including the Dallas Theater Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation, United Way of America, and the Dallas Symphony Association,
she is honored to have served clients such as Kitchen Dog Theater, Lone Star Circus Arts, Second Thought Theater, North Carolina Stage Company, Encore Park Dallas, Water Tower Theater, Camp Summit, Parkland Health and Hospital System Foundation, North Texas Food Bank, and The Salvation
Army DFW Area Command. Janet earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Michigan following her graduation from Phillips Academy Andover. She has served her community as Vice President of the Board of the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a member of the board of the Lake Highlands High School PTA and a member of the Past Presidents’ Advisory Committee for the Dallas Chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. Her family
includes three remarkable teenagers and husband/business partner, Wyatt. Janet is a competitive triathlete, having completed her first half- ironman distance race in 2016.

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