Welcome to Wellspring
Nonprofit Resource

Wellspring provides clear guidance to both seasoned and promising organizations,
leading and encouraging our nonprofit partners to grow to their fullest potential.

What is Wellspring?

It is a place where something begins, where it springs into being, a source of continual supply whose waters never fail. In the same way, Wellspring Nonprofit Resource is an unwavering source of guidance for nonprofits seeking financial growth.

What we do

Wellspring Nonprofit Resource provides counsel and sustainable solutions to both large and small mission-driven organizations for long-term success in fundraising. With vast experience and a robust network of resources, Wellspring helps nonprofits achieve their goals, whether they are raising capital, aiming for growth, or gaining market presence.

Wellspring has supported successful capital campaigns, fundraising campaigns, grant applications, special events, development assessments, and capacity-building efforts. Since its 2005 formation, Wellspring’s proven track record has helped clients raise over $100 million. In 2021, we proudly partnered with 51 clients in Metro Atlanta and beyond.

Wellspring is proud to work with its family of clients and champion the transformative work they are doing in the community. When you partner with Wellspring, your priorities become our priorities. Our services include:
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Capital campaign management

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Feasibility studies

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Grant writing

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Individual and major gift fundraising

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Development staff solutions

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Event Planning and management

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Corporate sponsorship procurement

What we do

Wellspring Nonprofit Resource provides counsel and sustainable solutions to both large and small mission-driven organizations for long-term success in fundraising. With vast experience and a robust network of resources, Wellspring helps nonprofits achieve their goals, whether they are raising capital, aiming for growth, or gaining market presence.

Wellspring has supported successful capital campaigns, fundraising campaigns, grant applications, special events, development assessments, and capacity-building efforts. Since its 2005 formation, Wellspring’s proven track record has helped clients raise over $100 million. In 2021, we proudly partnered with 51 clients in Metro Atlanta and beyond.

Wellspring is proud to work with its family of clients and champion the transformative work they are doing in the community. When you partner with Wellspring, your priorities become our priorities. Our services include:

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Capital campaign management

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Feasibility studies

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Grant writing

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Individual and major gift fundraising

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Development staff solutions

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Event planning and management

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Corporate sponsorship procurement

What our clients say about us

Wellspring’s talents extend beyond their ability to write compelling content. They are a trusted confidant, thought partner and insightful in their understanding of the funding landscape across metro Atlanta. Wellspring is organized, efficient and an absolute joy to work with.

Reach Out & Read

 

Amy Erickson, Executive Director Reach Out and Read Georgia
Amy Erickson, Executive Director

The best in the business!!!

Veterans Empowerment Organization

Frantz Fortune, Executive Director Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO)
Frantz Fortune, Executive Director

Since 2007, they have built a team that has consistently raised ten to twenty times more than they cost. I simply could not afford to not hire them.

City of Refuge

Bruce Deel, President & CEO City of Refuge
Bruce Deel, President & CEO

Wilderness Works found Wellspring Resource in 2017.  Their ample knowledge of local funders and their concerns repeatedly came in very handy.  When real understanding around the nonprofit funding arena is needed Wellspring’s command is a genuine relief. Their cheerful disposition also helps!

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Bill Mickler, Executive Director Wilderness Works
Bill Mickler, Executive Director

We are a small, fast-growing nonprofit and this is our first time going through the strategic planning process as an organization. Wellspring invested the time upfront to ease the stress on our stakeholders and delivered us a clear, concise plan very quickly. The communication was seamless and what we thought would be an overwhelming and laborious process was executed so well, and we actually had fun! We are so appreciative of the support through the process and are excited to begin implementing our plan. Thank you, Wellspring Resource! We are referring you to our nonprofit partners.

The Connection Forsyth

 

Catherine Rosborough, Director The Connection Forsyth
Catherine Rosborough, Director

We partnered with Wellspring Nonprofit Resource recently on a project that needed their level of expertise and experience with Atlanta area foundations. Rather than ‘start from scratch’, we asked them to help us open the doors to those foundation executives who might have an interest in our education and community development project. They graciously stepped in and identified several key foundations in the Atlanta metro area and then assisted us in scheduling appointments and even attended many of the meetings. We are impressed with Wellspring’s level of foundation knowledge and expertise.

First Community Development

 

Steve Dorough, CEO First Community Development
Steve Dorough, CEO

Wellspring Nonprofit Resource has been instrumental in the growth and development of Crossroads Community Ministries. From grant writing and reporting to event planning, database implementation and management, social media and beyond, their personal investment in our organization has been transformative! We don’t feel like we outsourced our development work, we feel like we added a team member!

Crossroads

 

Tony Johns, Executive Director Crossroads Atlanta
Tony Johns, Executive Director

Who we are

Caroline Echols, Principal

Caroline May Echols

Principal

Read Caroline's Bio

For more than 20 years, Caroline Echols has dedicated her career to promoting nonprofits and generating the means for them to thrive. Her broad fundraising experience covers the spectrum of nonprofit organizations, and she has built a strong network within the Atlanta philanthropic community.

Caroline got her first taste of fundraising while working for U.S. Senator Wyche Fowler Jr. in Washington D.C. After graduating from Mary Baldwin College, she worked as Deputy Finance Director for two political campaigns and conducted PAC fundraising efforts before finding her joy in helping nonprofits. Upon returning to Atlanta, Caroline served as the Director of Development and Membership at the Georgia Wildlife Federation and the Membership Director at the Atlanta History Center.

A native Georgian, Caroline co-founded Wellspring in 2005. She is an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church and enjoys shooting sporting clays, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Caroline Echols, Principal

Elizabeth Van Winkle Hornbuckle

Principal

Read Elizabeth's Bio

Leveraging over three decades of nonprofit fundraising experience, Elizabeth Van Winkle Hornbuckle is passionate about developing strategies to help exceptional organizations overcome financial barriers that prevent program growth and success. Elizabeth started Wellspring in 2005 with aspirations of helping nonprofits increase their impact on the Atlanta community.

A graduate of Brenau Academy and Oglethorpe University, Elizabeth became the Development Manager for Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History prior to its opening in 1992. There she managed all fundraising, including a $20 million capital campaign. She later served as Director of Development for Parent to Parent of Georgia, where she increased donations by more than 300 percent. At Foxhall Events, she worked with six figure corporate sponsors to ensure sponsorship value and benefits.

When she is not working, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and serving as a deacon at Peachtree Christian Church.

The Wellspring team is poised to put our extensive combined experience and network to work, generating significant funds for your nonprofit organization. In addition to our founders, Wellspring also has a team of directors that will ensure every detail is carried out to the highest standard.

Who we work with

Current and past clients we have proudly served:

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Arts & Humanities
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Education
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Environment
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Faith
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Health & Well-Being
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Human Services
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Youth

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A.G. Rhodes
A+ Squash
America Scores Atlanta
Atlanta Humane Society
Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Atlanta Preservation Center
Bitsy Grant Tennis Association
Breakthrough Atlanta
Bright Futures Academy
Buckhead Christian Ministries
Camp Kudzu
Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Champions Community Foundation
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
City of Refuge
City of Refuge Baltimore
Covenant Community
Crossroads Community Ministries
Curtains Up
Danville Museum of Fine Arts
& History
Doug Allen Institute
Easter Seals
Fideles Christian School
Friends of Refugees
Georgia Conservancy
Georgia Interfaith Power and Light


Georgia Wildlife Federation
Georgia-Alabama Land Trust
Gilgal
Golden Key Honour Society
Grady Health System
HEAL
Heartbound
Helping Hands of Paulding County
Hemophilia of Georgia
House of Cherith
Kate’s Club
The Launch Pad Foundation
L.E.A.D.
LaAmistad
Lost-n-Found Youth
Mary Hall Freedom House
MedShare
Mental Fitness 21st Century Learning
Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta
Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries
North Gwinnett Co-op
Oglethorpe University
Out of Darkness
Project Open Hand
The Pantry, A Community Food Ministry
Rainbow House

Rainbow Village
Reach Out and Read Georgia
Recovery Community Foundation of Forsyth
Refuge Coffee
Respite Care Atlanta
Rome International Film Festival
Salvation Army Kroc Center
The Sobriety Resource
Solomon’s Temple Foundation
Someone Cares
SteerSmart
Tabitha’s House
Trees Atlanta
UHope Community Development Center
Union Mission
Urban Health Initiative of Emory University
Veteran’s Empowerment Organization
Visiting Nurse Health System
Wellspring Living
Wilderness Works
Worldwide Discipleship Association

Arts & Humanities

  • Atlanta Lyric Theatre
  • Atlanta Preservation Center
  • The Cavanaugh Flight Museum
  • Curtains Up
  • Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
  • Rome International Film Festival

Education

  • Breakthrough Atlanta
  • Bright Futures Academy
  • Fideles Christian school
  • Golden Key Honour Society
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Reach Out and Read Georgia

Environment

  • Doug Allen Institute
  • Georgia-Alabama Land Trust
  • Georgia Conservancy
  • Georgia Interfaith Power and Light
  • Georgia Wildlife Federation
  • Trees Atlanta

Faith

  • Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Worldwide Discipleship Association

Health & Well-Being

  • A.G. Rhodes
  • Bitsy Grant Tennis Association
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Easter Seals
  • Grady Health System
  • Hemophilia of Georgia
  • MedShare
  • Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta
  • Recovery Community Foundation of Forsyth
  • Respite Care Atlanta
  • Someone Cares
  • The Sobriety Resource
  • Urban Health Initiative of Emory University
  • Visiting Nurse Health System

Human Services


  • Atlanta Humane Society
  • Buckhead Christian Ministries
  • Champions Community Foundation
  • City of Refuge
  • City of Refuge Baltimore
  • Covenant Community
  • Crossroads Community Ministries
  • Doug Allen Institute
  • Friends of Refugees Inc.
  • Gilgal
  • HEAL
  • Helping Hands of Paulding County
  • House of Cherith
  • Heartbound
  • LaAmistad
  • The Launch Pad Foundation
  • Lost-n-Found Youth
  • Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries


  • North Gwinnett Co-op
  • Out of Darkness
  • Mary Hall Freedom House
  • The Pantry, A Community Food Ministry
  • Project Open Hand
  • Rainbow House
  • Rainbow Village
  • Refuge Coffee
  • Solomon’s Temple Foundation Inc.
  • SteerSmart
  • Tabitha’s House
  • UHope Community Development Center
  • Union Mission
  • Wellspring Living
  • Veteran’s Empowerment Organization


Youth

  • A+ Squash
  • America Scores Atlanta
  • Camp Kudzu
  • Kate’s Club
  • L.E.A.D.
  • Mental Fitness 21st Century Learning
  • Wilderness Works
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All Clients
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Arts & Humanities
E
Education
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Environment
E
Faith
E
Health & Well-Being
E
Human Services
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Youth

All Clients


A.G. Rhodes
A+ Squash
America Scores Atlanta
Atlanta Humane Society
Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Atlanta Preservation Center
Bitsy Grant Tennis Association
Breakthrough Atlanta
Bright Futures Academy
Buckhead Christian Ministries
Camp Kudzu
Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Champions Community Foundation
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
City of Refuge
City of Refuge Baltimore
Covenant Community
Crossroads Community Ministries
Curtains Up
Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
Doug Allen Institute
Easter Seals
Fideles Christian School
Friends of Refugees
Georgia Conservancy
Georgia Interfaith Power and Light
Georgia Wildlife Federation
Georgia-Alabama Land Trust
Gilgal
Golden Key Honour Society
Grady Health System
HEAL
Heartbound
Helping Hands of Paulding County
Hemophilia of Georgia
House of Cherith
Kate’s Club
The Launch Pad Foundation
L.E.A.D.


LaAmistad
Lost-n-Found Youth
Mary Hall Freedom House
MedShare
Mental Fitness 21st Century Learning
Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta
Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries
North Gwinnett Co-op
Oglethorpe University
Out of Darkness
The Pantry, A Community Food Ministry
Project Open Hand
Rainbow House
Rainbow Village
Reach Out and Read Georgia
Recovery Community Foundation of Forsyth
Refuge Coffee
Respite Care Atlanta
Rome International Film Festival
Salvation Army Kroc Center
The Sobriety Resource
Solomon’s Temple Foundation
Someone Cares
SteerSmart
Tabitha’s House
Trees Atlanta
UHope Community Development Center
Union Mission
Urban Health Initiative of Emory University
Veteran’s Empowerment Organization
Visiting Nurse Health System
Wellspring Living
Wilderness Works
Worldwide Discipleship Association

Arts & Humanities

  • Atlanta Lyric Theatre
  • Atlanta Preservation Center
  • The Cavanaugh Flight Museum
  • Curtains Up
  • Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
  • Rome International Film Festival

Education

  • Breakthrough Atlanta
  • Bright Futures Academy
  • Fideles Christian school
  • Golden Key Honour Society
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Reach Out and Read Georgia

Environment

  • Doug Allen Institute
  • Georgia-Alabama Land Trust
  • Georgia Conservancy
  • Georgia Interfaith Power and Light
  • Georgia Wildlife Federation
  • Trees Atlanta

Faith

  • Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Worldwide Discipleship Association

Health & Well-Being

  • A.G. Rhodes
  • Bitsy Grant Tennis Association
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Easter Seals
  • Grady Health System
  • Hemophilia of Georgia
  • MedShare
  • Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta
  • Recovery Community Foundation of Forsyth
  • Respite Care Atlanta
  • The Sobriety Resource
  • Someone Cares
  • Urban Health Initiative of Emory University
  • Visiting Nurse Health System

Human Services


  • Atlanta Humane Society
  • Buckhead Christian Ministries
  • Champions Community Foundation
  • City of Refuge
  • City of Refuge Baltimore
  • Covenant Community
  • Crossroads Community Ministries
  • Doug Allen Institute
  • Friends of Refugees Inc.
  • Gilgal
  • HEAL
  • Helping Hands of Paulding County
  • House of Cherith
  • Heartbound
  • LaAmistad
  • The Launch Pad Foundation
  • Lost-n-Found Youth


  • Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries
  • North Gwinnett Co-op
  • Out of Darkness
  • Mary Hall Freedom House
  • The Pantry, A Community Food Ministry
  • Project Open Hand
  • Rainbow House
  • Rainbow Village
  • Refuge Coffee
  • Solomon’s Temple Foundation Inc.
  • SteerSmart
  • Tabitha’s House
  • UHope Community Development Center
  • Union Mission
  • Wellspring Living
  • Veteran’s Empowerment Organization


Youth

  • A+ Squash
  • America Scores Atlanta
  • Camp Kudzu
  • Kate’s Club
  • L.E.A.D.
  • Mental Fitness 21st Century Learning
  • Wilderness Works

Let us put our expertise
to work for you

Contact Us

Wellspring Nonprofit Resource Inc.

2870 Peachtree Road
Suite 614
Atlanta, GA 30305

(404) 367-8228