Our Mission: Your Vision

Aperio Philanthropy LLC exists to build the capacity of nonprofits to generate sustainable, growing mission funding. We’ve distilled proven best practices into an investment roadmap that creates a clear path to growth. Our strategic counsel, turnkey resources, and project management services provide the support needed to move forward on that path. We combine technical excellence with a savvy for talent management, so that our clients see teams infused new clarity, confidence, and capabilities.

The result? Your vision within reach.

Our Approach: Beyond Great Ideas

We know your goals are ambitious and time is limited, so we bring more than ideas to the table: We bring muscle to get the work done.

Clear Roadmap

Our proven investment roadmap and suite of resources simplifies the path to growth—taking the guesswork out of building a philanthropy program.

Real Support

We’ll skip the 100-page reports that never get used. Instead, we’ll roll up our sleeves and get to work alongside you to turn great ideas into results.

Sustainable Results

We’ll do more than help you raise funds today: we’ll position you to grow your mission impact continually—well beyond our work together.

Our Team: Your Partners

Bianca Gebelin

President + Founder

Bianca Gebelin founded Aperio to contribute her relationship-based fundraising and consultative sales expertise to important causes. Her specialty is partnering with nonprofit leaders to articulate bold visions and then—critically—to bring them to life through strategic project management. She combines an executive perspective, data-driven approach, and talent for fundraiser management to expertly build the capacity, productivity, and success of philanthropy programs.

Prior to founding Aperio, Bianca served in leadership roles at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the American Red Cross, in addition to serving as a consultant to various smaller organizations. She holds a Master of Science in Global Affairs from New York University.

Ellen Claycomb


Ellen Claycomb comes to Aperio Philanthropy with over fifteen years of experience in development. In that time, she has raised millions of dollars for nonprofits. She most recently led individual giving at Second Stage Theater and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Ellen's previous experience also includes development roles at the True Colors Fund, the American Red Cross, the Woman's National Democratic Club, and the National Partnership for Women & Families. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Louisville. 

Courtney Forkum


Courtney Forkum comes to Aperio Philanthropy with eight years of professional fundraising experience which includes, managing capital campaigns, major gifts, and annual giving. Her fundraising success has come from combining a metrics and data analysis with a collaborative work-style that places donor interests front and center. She fosters authentic relationships with staff, volunteers, and donors to enable her to unite donor and organizational passions and priorities. She most recently implemented and established the major gifts program at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s San Francisco office. Courtney’s previous experience also includes development roles at The Nueva School and The Oklahoma State University Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s in Communication and Leadership Studies from Pittsburg State University.

Expert Network

Fundraising is a team sport and, in serving clients, Aperio draws on the full strength of the team. Our network of subject-matter experts partners with Aperio staff on specialized projects. Our clients receive best-in-class resources—no matter how unique the project.

Join our Team

Aperio is growing! We are seeking consultants and Expert Network members who are:

  • Experienced philanthropy professionals

  • Proven revenue-generators

  • Creative, energetic problem-solvers 

Contact us to discuss opportunities.