Consultants in your area

We know that you spend your time developing children and young people—that’s why we spent our time to getting to know consultants who know how to build strong organizations.  On this list are consultants located across our grantmaking areas.  These individuals have various skills and areas of expertise to can offer.  As an organizational leader, it’s up to you to consider and interview consultants whom you believe might help your organization to move forward.


Chris Anderson
(256) 232-2260;
Areas of Expertise: Audits, business tax, nonprofit tax (Form 990), Board governance, financial management, internal controls, fraud/forensic/litigation services etc.

Wayne Clemons
(256) 497-5282;
Areas of Expertise: Technology implementation, instruction, and staff training; Web and graphic design and consulting; network administration

Marshia Hewitt
(256) 497-1878;
Areas of Expertise: Board development, coaching, facilitation, grant writing, and organizational development and planning

Debbie Joyner
Fundraising Consultation Services
(256) 655-6690;
Areas of Expertise: Board training, coaching, capital campaigns, marketing, and all aspects of fund development

Wayne Olson
Wayne Olson Consulting LLC
(256) 924- 9223;
Areas of Expertise: Planned giving, donor relations, direct mail, major gifts, general fundraising, governance, boards, and leadership


Kathy Armstrong
Armstrong Consulting
(260) 316-3633;
Areas of Expertise: Grant writing and research, evaluation, board development

Debby Beckman
Imagine More, LLC
(260) 415-4785;
Areas of Expertise: Professional and life coaching, work-life balance coaching, strategic planning and nonprofit mergers

Jonathan F. Dize
North Street Development Advisors
(260) 312-3289;
Areas of Expertise: Organizational and board development and all aspects of fundraising

Kelly Dreibelbis
3 Point Fundraising
(260) 433-0712;
Areas of Expertise: Fund development, board development, events and capital campaigns

John Ferguson
Ferguson Advertising
(260) 426-4401;
Areas of Expertise: Marketing planning, brand development, traditional and digital advertising, web development, social media, and public relations

Anthony Juliano
Asher Agency
(260) 424-3373;
Areas of Expertise: Branding, marketing strategy, advertising, public relations, social media, media planning, higher education marketing, non-profit marketing, and small business marketing

Carolyn Langan
Indiana Youth Institute (IYI)
(317) 396-2716;
Areas of Expertise: Board development, strategic planning, fund development, executive coaching, financial and volunteer management, marketing and public relations, policies and procedures, program development, quality improvement, impact evaluation, and computer technology

Cheryl Piropato
Cheryl Piropato & Associates, LLC
(260) 445-6965;
Areas of Expertise: Brand, website and social media analysis, marketing plans and execution, one-on-one coaching with marketing staff

Ron Ross
Martin Riley Architects Engineers
(260) 422-7994;
Areas of Expertise: Architecture, structural engineering, interior design, historic preservation, industrial design engineering, building envelope, liturgical, parks and rec, master planning, and assessments or studies

Martha Rubrake
(260) 248-7048;
Areas of Expertise: Governmental accounting, auditing, Microsoft excel and Word

Keith Sarber
Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network
(574) 295-1650 ext. 205;
Areas of Expertise: Board development, strategic planning, Harwood Community Conversations (focus groups), and community impact alignment

Lori Shipman
Lori Shipman Consulting, LLC
(260) 503-1122;
Areas of Expertise: Governance, fund development, board development, staff development, and grant writing

Zachary Benedict, AIA,LEED AP
MKM architecture + design
(260) 422-0783;
Areas of Expertise: Architecture, community development, universal design, aging/intergenerational design, community health and well-being, healthcare design and planning

Ron Dick
Design Collaborative
(260) 422-4241;
Areas of Expertise: Architecture, interior design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, IT engineering, and master planning

Laura Macknick, MA, CFRE
Macknick Philanthropy Advisors
Areas of Expertise:  Fundraising training for boards of directors or staff leaders.  Realistic fundraising planning.  Strategic use of traditional marketing tactics and social media.  Overall focus on measurable results.

Linda Michael
Michael Burns Consulting, LLC
(260) 459-1080;
Areas of Expertise: Program evaluation, organization capacity development, coaching, grant writing, board development, business planning, curriculum development, personnel review process, and professional development planning

Sherri Miller
Center for Extraordinary Success
(260) 402-1693;
Areas of Expertise: Leadership development, organizational alignment, strategy integration, process improvement, foundation management, and strategic planning

Debra Natenshon
DBN & Associates
(773) 398-8858;
Areas of Expertise: Outcome management, organizational development and program design

Bryan Orander
Charitable Advisors, LLC
(317) 752-7153;
Areas of Expertise: Succession planning and leadership transition

Jennifer Pendleton
Aly Sterling Philanthropy
(317) 504-6746;
Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, strategic planning, board development and executive and development searches

Dave Sternberg, CFRM
Loring Sternberg and Associates
(317) 506-7695;
Areas of Expertise: Board governance, fundraising, development audits, strategic planning, campaign planning studies, and capital campaign counsel

Mike Stone
Mike Stone Consulting, LLC, dba Impact Strategies
(260) 413-9200;
Areas of Expertise: Strategy, board governance, and evaluation

Ruth Stone
CDO Consulting Group
(260) 402-2490;
Areas of Expertise: Strategic implementation, project management, fund and board development, community outreach, facilitation, and volunteer management

David Van Gilder
Van Gilder and Trzynka, P.C.
(260) 424-8132;
Areas of Expertise: Legal and board governance

Erin Whittle, MBA, CGMA, CPA
Whittle Consulting
(260) 414-5609;
Areas of Expertise: Strategic accounting services and strategic planning


Kari McCann Boutell
(641) 745-7751;
Areas of Expertise: Board development and governance, endowment building, fundraising and managing campaigns, strategic planning

Ester Mae Cox CTF
EMGA Enterprises
(515) 462-6798;
Areas of Expertise: Facilitation both in person and virtual, strategic and action planning, consensus workshops, training, and mentoring

James (Jim) K. Cushing
Organizational Excellence Consulting
(515) 491-1654;
Areas of Expertise: Strategic planning, program design and development, board development, organization/business research, coaching and leadership training

Katie Fergus
FinanSynergy LLC
(515) 635-5531;
Areas of Expertise: Accounting, medical billing, collections, and forecasting, budgeting, and long range strategic financial planning

Eric Heininger, CFRE
Eden Plus, LLC - Fundraising and Non-profit Management Consulting
(515) 705-3336;
Areas of Expertise: Feasibility Studies, Capital Campaign Management, Annual Fund Development, Board Empowerment, Major Gift Programs, Development Assessments, Prospect Research

Sonja Nelson
Sonja Nelson Design
(515) 664-7488;
Areas of Expertise: Graphic design for brochures, annual reports, logos, business cards, social media banners, ads, posters, catalogs, etc.

Carl Rogers
Iowa State University Community Design Lab
(515) 294-2213;
Areas of Expertise: Community design through landscape architecture with emphasis in resilient urban, transportation, and open space design as well as park planning and learning environment design

Steve Scott
Scott Advocacy and Consulting
(515) 778-0747;
Areas of Expertise: Organizational planning and management, board development, grant writing, program development and evaluation, coaching, policy analysis and advocacy

Tyler Timko
Amperage Fundraising and Marketing
(515) 309-7638;
Areas of Expertise: Feasibility studies, capital campaigns, nonprofit marketing, digital/web services, public relations, video, social media, branding, and market research


Rachel Asleson
Reach Partners
(701) 271-8170;
Areas of Expertise: Project and event management including strategy, goals, timeline, budget, resource management, and execution plans

Susan Fuglie
Susan J. Fuglie Consulting, LLC
(701) 238-2420;
Areas of Expertise: Board governance, policies and bylaws, program monitoring, executive job descriptions and evaluations

Sam McDonald
Sam McDonald
(701) 220-2329;
Areas of Expertise: Nonprofit program development, fundraising, feasibility studies for programs and fundraising, message development, and strategy

Leann Wolfe
Great Outcomes Consulting
(701) 412-3325;
Areas of Expertise: Mission, values, and vision development, strategic planning, leadership and communication coaching, board development, and training development


Additional Information

Be sure to visit your local library. The staff may be able to help you by either teaching you additional skills or connecting you to resources in your community.

Check with your local United Way or community foundation for additional assistance.

This list is intended to be a starting point in your search for the right consultant to help your organization. You are welcome to select consultants who are not on this list. Whomever you select is solely your choice and responsibility.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions. We are here to help!
Phone: 260-347-1278