About us

Brian Lacy and Associates is a fundraising and data services firm with more than 30 years of experience that provides leading industry resources and veteran talent to maximize what your team can do across the giving spectrum.

With extensive expertise in the North American market and connections across the philanthropic landscape, our team has worked from higher education to health care to religious and community charities and can create a solution regardless of the size of team or budget.

Our Mission

We help charities be better.

You are changing the world by achieving great things, helping those in need and building a better future. But if your message doesn’t get to your supporters, they won’t know about the great things you are doing and what else you are capable of with the right level of support. Large and small non-profits plus all those in-between know the challenge of building an audience of engaged donors.

From big ideas and big data to direct messages and direct annual appeals, BL&A creates scalable solutions that exceed your expectations.

You set your fundraising goals.
We help you achieve them.


A strong Annual Giving program engages an organization’s constituents providing a critical base for the non-profit and its fundraising efforts.

Data Services

Quickly achieve your goal of keeping your database up-to-date with the most accurate and cost effective collection of correction and enrichment services.

Prospect identification 

Get the most detailed and accurate philanthropic profiles in the industry with our US prospect identification and wealth screening services.

Acquisition List Rental

We provide US non-profits access to 220+ million domestic households across dozens of list databases.

Employment Appending

Verify and fill the gaps you may have in your development database for employer name, job title and other related fields.

Matching Gifts

Secure additional funding from your previous hard work of attracting donors and receiving donations. 


Digital fundraising has become one of the hottest topics among nonprofit leaders and fundraising professionals.

Text to Pledge

Text to Pledge allows donors to use text-messaging to pledge to your nonprofit. 

Marketing Merchandise

Combine creativity, surprise, message, photos and a gift and you have BookWear - a novel and effective communications medium.

E-Magazine Design

Custom designed online magazines are easier than ever to produce and share with your constituents.

Phone Messaging

Find out how your nonprofit can  use phone messaging to lift participation rates and average gift size.

Diploma Framing

Diploma framing programs are a great way to promote your institution and raise its profile.

Canadian Research

Our Canadian prospect identification service offers in-depth information about Canada's 85,000 registered Charitable Organizations, Private Foundations, and Public Foundations.

Career Services

Setting up an online career center enables schools to extend career services to students and alumni anytime, anyplace, on any device.

Employer Update

With Employer Update, share a file of your alumni with us just once, and BL&A will professionally track these records for employer updates for a full twelve months.


“High quality data is vital to doing business today, and Brian Lacy has proven to be able to provide what I've needed, when I've needed it, for a great value. I highly recommend Brian Lacy.”

Marshall Pennell
Owner at PennellChing Development

“Brian works with hundreds of organizations and has 'seen it all.' He brings a wealth of experience and fresh ideas to the table every time I work with him.”

George Machun
Fundraising - Alumni Relations

"Brian is a very knowledgeable person in the field. I would never hesitate to seek Brian's expert advice for any sort of Advancement Services solution. Brian makes it his business to keep up on industry standards and best practices."

Karen Latora
Director of Advancement Services at UC Berkeley Haas Business School

"It is with great enthusiasm and confidence that I recommend Brian. His expertise and commitment to excellence, coupled with his ability to understand the uniqueness of your institution, will provide you the best strategy for success. I recommend Brian without reservation."

Teo Cisneros
VP for Development at Baptist University of the Américas

"I have worked with Brian in a variety of capacities--from reporting directly to him at UCONN, to a long relationship since. In the past decade he's proven to be thoughtful, innovative, and follows through reliably. I know I can trust his counsel and concern."

D. Timothy Poisson
Director, Annual Fund Marketing and Participation at MIT

"Brian is an easy guy to work with, remaining both professional and flexible as the project developed. He delivered timely and accurate results for a very reasonable cost. I highly recommend his services and expect to contract with him again."

Mike Reopell
Director, AIS at Williams College

"Our company has worked with Brian for many years.  We have, because of his excellent service, expanded our business with him. He has always been responsive to our needs and has responded in a timely manner."

Larry Stelter
President, The Stelter Company

"Brian has a very strong background in annual giving . . . he has spent many years working in the sales and consulting industry where he interacts with development professionals from many different backgrounds. This has provided him with a vast depth of expertise in how to successfully create results."

Scott VanDeusen
Executive Director of Advancement Programs at St. John's University

" . . . Brian brings a solid understanding of many aspects related to fundraising and data management based on his own experience as a practitioner. Brian can be relied upon to provide sound and researched advice."

Amy J. Phillips
Advancement Services Consultant

" I strongly recommend Brian Lacy as an annual giving consultant. With his long career and detailed knowledge of annual giving best practices, he offers insight and creative strategies to meet and exceed goals. His network is strong and established . . . "

Trajan Dubiel
Assistant Director of Development at Michigan State University


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Who we've worked with...

Brian Lacy and Associates is grateful to have recently worked with more than 60 public and 85 private colleges and universities, 30 religious ministries, 25 independent schools, 15 healthcare institutions, 15 arts and social service organizations, as well as more than 100 other non-profits indirectly through eight important vendor partners.