Consultants

The Community Foundation is committed to increasing the capacity of the local nonprofit sector. Because of this commitment, we maintain a list of local consultants who are interested in working with nonprofit organizations. If you are a consultant that would like to be added to this list, please submit your information here.

The consultants, vendors, freelancers, and others listed are not sponsored, endorsed, recommended or licensed by the Community Foundation. We encourage organizations to have detailed conversations and explore references before hiring a consultant. We do not take responsibility for the work done by those listed.

Laura Kinnard | Runway Venture Studio

We help people develop teams, create processes, validated business models, create revenue streams, do financial projections, and source and prepare to apply for investment, loan, donation, sponsors, and grant opportunities. We are an affiliate partner of the Kauffman Foundation, approved to facilitate their FastTrac entrepreneurship program. Located in Des Moines, Iowa, the Runway Venture Studio is also home of the Runway Venture Academy. Powered by the team at Curated Growth, and a consortium of professionals, who are committed to fostering innovation and guiding ventures towards achieving their full potential. At Runway Venture Studio, we believe in the power of entrepreneurship to drive economic development growth and to create positive change. Through our comprehensive program, we aim to empower the next generation of business leaders and contribute to the vibrant startup ecosystem in Des Moines and beyond.

Jacob Kirpes | TPG Companies

Process Mapping, High Performance Teams Facilitation, Coaching, Strategic Planning, Lean Principles Implementation, Executive Coaching, Business Planning, Meeting Facilitation, Process Design, Root Cause Analysis, Strategic Thought Partnership

Paul Kirpes | TPG Philanthropy Group, Inc.

Board Recruitment, Board Training and Development, Business Planning, Capital Campaign Development and Implementation, Conflict Resolution, Evaluation, Event Marketing, Executive Coaching, Feasibility Studies, Financial Planning, Fundraising Planning, Grant Research, Grant Writing, Human Resources, Interim Leadership, Marketing Planning, Meeting Facilitation, Mergers and Strategic Partnerships, Organizational Development, Planned Giving, Program Design, Staff Development, Staff Training, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Technology Support Planning, Social Enterprise

Taryn Kuntz | Twin Spruce, LLC

Frontline fundraiser onboarding, training and coaching; Executive Development and Coaching, Interim leadership; Organizational design and strategy; Donor Strategy; Strategic Planning

Ronald N Langston | Langston Global Enteprises, LLC

Small Medium Enterprises Minority Business Enterprises Public Policy Governmental Affairs Leadership Training Speech writing, public speaking

Joseph LeValley | Joseph LeValley

30 years of experience in: Strategic Planning Facility Planning Communications Marketing Government Relations Fundraising Business Development

Liz Lidgett | Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design

Contemporary Fine Art, Curating Personal and Corporate Collections, Art Acquisition Committee Program Design and Management, Request for Proposals and Qualifications Design and Management, Arts-based Grant Research and Writing

Doug Lockin | Doug Lockin Charitable Gift Planning

Gift Planning, Feasibility Studies, Financial Planning, Planned Giving, Program Design

Angie Lookingbill | Wright Lookingbill LLC

Individual and team training utilizing The Birkman Method, an industry-leading behavioral assessment. Focuses on helping clients understand their own strengths and motivational needs as well as those of the individuals they work with. This information to be applied to topics such as communication styles, making decisions, time management, and conflict resolution.

Molly Lopez | B√Ęton Global

STRATEGY-strategic implementation and management; INNOVATION, exploring new ideas/expansion/product/growth strategies, RESEARCH - custom research to drive data-driven decision-making, economic impacts, market penetration; and LEADERSHIP - aligning people/business strategies, improving team dynamics, support for the implementation of valuable platforms for hiring, retaining and sustainable workforce strategies.

Andrea Love | A. Love Creative

I have 20 years of experience in marketing communications, especially for nonprofits. My services include marketing consulting, writing (content, marketing copy, website, news releases, collateral, organizational messaging, newsletters, case statements, donor letters, etc.) and public relations. I have a passion for working alongside organizations to create and implement an effective marketing/communication strategy.

Glenn Lyons | 571 Polson Developments LLC

Nonprofit Management - Strategic & Business Planning

Dara Madigan | DM Strategic Solutions

Nonprofit organizational health: administrative support (board training, strategic planning, processes/procedures); financial stability (grant training, prospecting, grant writing); and employee wellness (lunch-and-learn/training, on-site or online classes).

Stephanie Majeran, CPA | WellRun Results, LLC

Data analysis, Survey/assessment design, Excel template design, Market research, Tax consulting, Tax preparation, Tax planning, Small business financial consulting, Higher ed analysis, Strategic planning

John Martin | TeamStrong Inc.

Marketing, advertising, event planning, branding and social media

Mark Mathis | AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising

Public Relations, Strategic Planning, Logo/Identity Development, Creative Direction, Design

Lindsey Maurer | MaurerHouse Creative

Branding, Graphic Design

rachel mcclellan | the new me foundation

work with youth and families offering services, and programs.

Martha McCormick | Next Step Adventure

Coaching, Team Building, Program Design, Staff Development, Staff Training, Poverty Simulation, Strategic Planning, Grant Writing

Reyma McCoy McDeid | Central Iowa Center for Independent Living

Intersectional race/equity coaching/training within social service-specific spaces, particularly those that provide support/advocacy to disability/LGBTQ+ communities.