Diefenbach Communications Strategies is a consultancy providing marketing and communications support and strategy to nonprofit organizations of all types, with an emphasis on philanthropic message development and donor impact.

If you are a social-impact organization with a need for high-impact marketing, we appreciate your inquiry.

“An organization’s marketers are very challenged to explain why that same place has philanthropic needs – it is a whole different mindset.”
Maree Bullock, Vice President, The Alford Group


Diefenbach Communications Strategies was privileged to serve the following clients during 2016 and 2017. For a more visually appealing, 60-second review of services provided to these organizations, please click here.

(Additional clients served as Associate Vice President with The Alford Group.)


Health care

  • Alzheimer’s Association (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Advocate Aurora Health (Illinois/Wisconsin)
  • Advocate Charitable Foundation (Downers Grove, Illinois)
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago)
  • Advocate Medical Group, Adult Down Syndrome Center (Park Ridge, Illinois)
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center (Libertyville, Illinois)
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center (Chicago)
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, Illinois)
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital (Barrington, Illinois)
  • Advocate at Home (Oakbrook, Illinois)
  • Home Centered Care Institute (Schaumburg, Illinois)
  • Intermountain Healthcare (Utah)
  • Indiana University Health (Indiana)
  • Medical Society of Milwaukee Foundation (Milwaukee)
  • Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation (Rosemont, Illinois)
  • Presence Health Foundation (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Rush-Copley Medical Center (Aurora, Illinois)
  • Sinai Health System (Chicago)
  • Wellness House (Hinsdale, Illinois)


  • DePaul University (Chicago)
  • Muhlenberg College (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
  • Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Dominican University (River Forest, Illinois)
  • Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, Illinois)
  • National School Climate Center (New York)
  • After School Matters (Chicago)
  • Oak Park Unified School District (Oak Park, California)
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation (Indianapolis)

Youth and family development

  • Aspire (Hillside, Illinois)
  • Heartland Alliance (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (Illinois)
  • Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (Milwaukee)
  • Little Friends, Inc. (Naperville, Illinois)
  • Coalition for Children, Youth and Families (Milwaukee)
  • Lad Lake (Milwaukee)
  • Bridge Communities (Glen Ellyn, Illinois)
  • KAFASI — Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc. (Kenosha, Wisconsin)
  • Family Counseling Service (Aurora, Illinois)
  • Lutheran Home & Harwood Place (Milwaukee)
  • Marquardt Village (Watertown, Wisconsin)
  • Horizons for Youth (Chicago)
  • Triunfo YMCA (Westlake, CA)


  • Paramount Theatre (Aurora, Illinois)
  • Historic Sotterley Plantation (Hollywood, Maryland)
  • Chicago Maritime Museum (Chicago)
  • World War I Centennial Commission (Washington, DC)
  • Pritzker Military Museum and Library (Chicago)


  • SCARCE – School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (Glen Ellyn, Illinois)


  • Greater Chicago Food Depository (Chicago)
  • USO of Illinois (Chicago)
  • Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity (Illinois)

Communities of faith

  • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Milwaukee)

 Philanthropic expertise

  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation (Milwaukee)
  • The Advise Us Foundation (Chicago)
  • K2 Consulting Group (Los Angeles/Chicago)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter) (Milwaukee)
  • Association of Philanthropic Counsel (New York)

Professional associations

  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (Oklahoma)
  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Foundation (Illinois)
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing (Colorado)
  • Medical Society of Milwaukee Foundation (Milwaukee)
  • Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation (Rosemont, Illinois)

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