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Development Success 

Founded in 2007, Jennifer Chalos & Associates has served dozens of nonprofits in organizing solid strategies to meet their unique goals. Clients have included: 

Abintra Montessori School

Agape Animal Rescue

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

Beat of Life

Belmont Mansion

NeedLink, formally Big Brothers of Nashville


Boys & Girls Club of Maury County

Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee

Brown Center for Autism

Community Outreach Ministries

Communities In Schools of Tennessee

Customs House & Museum

Disability Rights Tennessee

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

Greenways for Nashville

Hands On Nashville

Harpeth Conservancy

Home Builders Association of Tennessee


Humanities Tennessee

The Joe Beretta Foundation

Just Hope International

The Land Trust for Tennessee

Lane Motor Museum

LEAP Organization

Linden Waldorf School

Live Beyond

Love Helps, Inc.

Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee

Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity

Nashville Ballet

Nashville CARES

Nashville Children Theatre

Nashville Community Bail Fund

Nashville Conflict Resolution Center

Nashville Public Education Foundation

Nashville State Community College Foundation

Nashville Tree Foundation

National Museum of African American Music

New Level Community Development Corp.

NOW Diversity

Oasis Center

PENCIL Foundation

The Porch

Project Return

Rock the Street Wall Street

Room In The Inn

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

The Setting Marks Foundation

Sexual Assault Center

Southern Word

St. Luke's Community House

Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children

Tennessee Craft

Tennessee Justice Center

West End Synagogue

Youth Encouragement Services


Jennifer Chalos is an adjunct consultant and facilitator at the Center for Nonprofit Management.

Speaking Engagements
Center for Nonprofit Management - 

Bridge to Excellence Conference 2017 – Organized and led board/nonprofit leader panel discussion about successful board engagement

Workshops presenter - topics include:            

  • Successful Board Fundraisers (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

  • Lunch and Learn series (2018)

  • Building Your Case for Support (2014, 2015, 2016)

  • Diversifying Funding (2015 and 2016)

  • Turning Data Into Dollars (2016)

  • Nonprofit P.I.: Donor Prospecting (2016)

  • Casting a Wider Fundraising Net (2015)

  • The Art and Science of Developing Donor Relations (2014 and 2015)

  • Successful Corporate Sponsorship (2014)


Vanderbilt University - 

  • Alumni Peer Presenter, 2016 Webinar - Successful Nonprofit Board Engagement

  • Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions - Fundraising 101


Arts & Business Council 

  • Board Training guest presenter - Topic: Fundraising 101 and Board’s Role In Development (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

  • Arts Professional Conference guest presenter - Topic: Fundraising 101 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)       


University School of Nashville

Evening Classes presenter (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Topics: Demystifying the Grantmaking Process and Fundraising and the Art of the Thank You

THDA Annual Governor’s Housing Conference, Guest presenter 

Topics included:          

  • De-Mystifying the Grantwriting Process (2012 and 2013)

  • Fundraising 101 (2014)

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