Tere GADE | Scott McARDLE
After eight successful years collaborating as Gade | McArdle, Tere Gade and Scott McArdle now each maintain their own individual consulting practices serving the non-profit and philanthropic community in Vermont and Northern New England.

Whether it's coaching and training, campaign planning and execution, executive search, development assessments, major gift program expansion, or philanthropic advising, Tere or Scott can help you make the most of your development efforts and deepen engagement with your donors.
  • Scott McArdle

    McArdle & Associates

     Scott has spent over 30 years in the nonprofit sector in variety of roles as a staff member, consultant, board member and trusted philanthropic advisor to dozens of individuals, families and foundations.

  • Tere Gade, MA, CFRE
    Gade Associates
    Tere has 23 years of development and campaign experience, both as a front-line fundraiser and consultant, resulting in over $250M raised for organizations within Vermont and New England.



  • Tere and Scott brought energy, chutzpah, realistic thinking, and the highest level of fundraising professionalism and competence at a time when we desperately needed it. READ MORE
    Kyle Dodson
    CEO, Greater Burlington YMCA
  • Scott and Tere brought honesty and candor, deep experience, humor, and excellent coaching skills to the tasks at hand. If I had to do any major strategic fundraising project, I'd want them on my team every time. READ MORE
    Lisa Ventriss
    Former Executive Director, VT Business Roundtable
  • In part due to Scott and Tere's extraordinary guidance, we were able to set a strategic path to address issues of brand and positioning, institutional capacity, relationship management and Board development. READ MORE
    Phelan Fretz
    Former Executive Director, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
  • Tere and Scott have been a huge help to Shelburne Farms in assessing and strengthening our development office and systems and in planning for future advancement efforts. They make a great team and we are grateful to be working with them! READ MORE
    Alec Webb
    President, Shelburne Farms
  • Tere's leadership, strategy setting, and understanding of philanthropy in our region has helped define the path for VPR to complete two $10 million campaigns successfully. Without a doubt, I believe that Tere is the best fundraiser in all of Vermont. READ MORE
    Robin Turnau
    Chief Advancement Officer, Shelburne Farms
    Former CEO, Vermont Public Radio (VPR)
  • Working with Scott was a real pleasure. He brought a wealth of experience and strategy to our meetings, and in the end we succeeded in our goal. READ MORE
    Martha Maksym
    CEO, Wake Robin
    Former Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Human Services
    Former Executive Director, United Way of Northwest Vermont
Current & Past Client Engagements
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