Collaborating with clients to better fulfill their mission and goals through content expertise and practitioner-oriented solutions.
Leveraging best practices in grantmaking and fundraising to bridge the financial and strategic needs of foundations and nonprofit organizations.
Utilizing world-class academic experience in philanthropic research and problem solving to best fit the unique, real-world challenges of our clients.
Addressing short-form questions that arise for philanthropic organizations, allowing them to apply best practices and cutting-edge knowledge to their pressing situations.
Meet the Team
Dr. Brittany Kienker
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.
Today, the Johnson Center released a guest blog post by Brittany Kienker, Principal and Owner of Kienker Consulting. Entitled, “Your Organization’s Archives Could Be a Treasure Trove of Donor Intent,” the post combines Brittany’s experience as a public historian and philanthropy expert. This article focuses on documents that organizations can save or create to better Read more about Guest Post on the Johnson Center Blog[…]
We’re very excited to announce that Brittany Kienker, Principal and Owner of Kienker Consulting, is now a full member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers! NNCG is dedicated to increasing the quality, effectiveness, and capacity of grantmakers by mobilizing and strengthening the work of knowledgeable, ethical, and experienced consultants. As part of Kienker Read more about National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers[…]
The last several weeks have been exceptionally busy, but Kienker Consulting is in the middle of some exciting projects that we’ll be announcing over the next several months. Keep an eye here for more news soon! Also, a big thanks to the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan for their excellent work on Development Day! Read more about Exciting Announcements![…]
Have you ever wondered how to determine appropriate salary and compensation for staff at your foundation or nonprofit? Brittany Kienker, Principal and Owner of Kienker Consulting, just released a blog post entitled, “Recruiting and Retaining Staff Through Better Benchmarking Data” as part of the Field Focus blog series of the Johnson Center at Grand Valley Read more about Guest Post on the Johnson Center Blog[…]
The Council of Michigan Foundations recently announced its 46th Annual Conference. With the title, “Igniting Ideas, Sparking Change: Philanthropy on the Move,” this conference will be well worth attending for Michigan-based foundations! The conference will take place at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids on October 7-9, 2018. Brittany Kienker, Principal and Owner Read more about Council of Michigan Foundation’s 46th Annual Conference[…]
Registration for Development Day is officially live! Use the online registration links by May 1st to receive the early bird rate! Brittany Kienker, Principal and Owner of Kienker Consulting, will be presenting on “Planned Giving 101: Incorporating Planned Giving Into Your Overall Fundraising Plan” on June 6th at 9:45am. Whether you’re a newly-hired development staff Read more about Conference Session Update[…]
We are excited to announce that Brittany Kienker, Principal and Owner of Kienker Consulting, will be presenting a session at Development Day. Hosted by the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan, Development Day is a one-day conference intended for fundraising and planned giving professionals, as well as anyone who works in the myriad of professions Read more about Conference Announcement![…]
We are excited to announce that Kienker Consulting officially has it’s own website! Please feel free to explore, even as we continue to add content throughout various pages and sections.