Providing technical assistance and support to philanthropic organizations throughout the state of Michigan.
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Collaborating with clients to better fulfill their mission and goals through content expertise and practitioner-oriented solutions.

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Philanthropic Services

Leveraging best practices in grantmaking and fundraising to bridge the financial and strategic needs of foundations and nonprofit organizations.

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Utilizing world-class academic experience in philanthropic research and problem solving to best fit the unique, real-world challenges of our clients.

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Technical Assistance

Addressing short-form questions that arise for philanthropic organizations, allowing them to apply best practices and cutting-edge knowledge to their pressing situations.

Did you know: Members of the Council of Michigan Foundations receive discounted services from Kienker Consulting.

Meet the Team

Dr. Brittany Kienker

Principal and Owner
Brittany has over 10 years of experience in foundations, nonprofits, and higher education. She brings expertise in foundation grantmaking, fundraising, nonprofit management, strategic planning, organizational sustainability, corporate philanthropy, and communications.

James Kienker

Senior Consultant
James has over 10 years of experience in nonprofits, foundations, and CDFIs. He brings expertise in grants management and finance, as well as nonprofit management, foundation grantmaking, communications and marketing, and web and technology-based solutions.

Did you know: Kienker Consulting works to serve members of the Council of Michigan Foundations through Ask CMF, a technical assistance service available to CMF members.

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