Promoting Excellence and Trust in the Nonprofit Sector

Donald Baker

Baker Brown Consulting

37 Pear Drive
Bear, DE 19701


For 20 years Don, as he is affectionately known, has enthusiastically invested his time and energy to serve the non-profit sector as a diligent leader and volunteer in and around Delaware. Before founding Baker Brown Consulting, Inc. in 2009, he built a reputation for tackling the root causes of social issues including hunger, poverty, social/racial justice, and education. The arts also became an important passion. He served as a change agent for several organizations including Wilmington 2000, The Food Bank of Delaware, The Christina Cultural Arts Center, and Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering Inc. for which he continues to serve in an executive capacity. Locally and nationally Don maintains multiple volunteer roles including serving as a member of the New Castle County Diversity Commission, the President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Brandywine Chapter, is member of both the AFP’s national Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee, is a former member of the Next Generation of the Delaware Community Foundation (TNG), supports the efforts of the Wilmington Metropolitan Urban League, young professionals, and recently was nominated to join the Leadership Delaware Alumni Advisory Council in 2013. Staying true to his Delaware roots, he continues to serve as a valuable thought partner for organizations like the United Way of Delaware, the Rodel Foundation, The Delaware Community Foundation, Delaware Alliance for Non-Profit Advancement, Delaware Grant Makers Association and several other organizations. Don Baker received his formal training at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia as a Political Science Pre-law major. After receiving a Bachelors Degree he returned to Delaware and began working to complete a Master’s of Science in Management with a concentration in Public Administration from Wilmington University. In 2002 Baker completed his studies and received his M.S., MPA. Don is an AFP Certified Master Trainer and enjoys working to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, diversity/inclusion, and the longevity of organizations.