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About Kristi Howard-Shultz Consulting

KHS Consulting is a nonprofit management firm, specializing in Capacity Building, Fundraising, and Board Development. Backed by data-driven decisions and unparalleled expertise, we craft custom strategies to amplify your brand, bolster engagement, and foster sustainable growth. Discover how our services can transform your organization.

Our Values


We are resourceful, natural explorers, love learning, and are open to growth.


We are inventive.

We use our experience, imagination, and intuition to solve problems.


We are helpers and work toward common goals. We believe everyone can win!


Our work promotes fairness and equity across many aspects of society. We believe in equal economic, educational and workplace opportunities. We believe justices is key to the safety and security of individuals and communities.

A Fundraiser Who Gets It

You have a big-hearted mission and I’m here to help you achieve it. I’m a passionate leader who delights in fostering organizational growth and long-term success for nonprofits.” 


Through 20 years of fundraising and nonprofit leadership, Kristi has seen organization after organization hire consultants only to be left with unsustainable, forgotten plans. That’s why she’s committed to not only leaving clients with concrete, actionable plans and innovative strategies, but establishing a true partnership and ally for the future.

Experience & Expertise

I'm a natural relationship builder who loves to put plans into action. Championing ‘firsts’ for organization is my specialty.”

Kristi has built a strong reputation within the community and is sought after for both her expertise and thought leadership.


Born and raised in Indiana, her nonprofit management career began in New York City. After earning her master’s in social work at NYU, she went on to work in program and development director roles for nationally-known, time-tested institutions, including: YMCA, JCC, Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Boys & Girls Clubs. 

Always one to pursue growth and hone skills, she’s proudly completed:

  • UWCI Women Leaders Series

  • CICF Women's Fund Options Program

  • Training with: the Gallup Institute, Franklin Covey, Sandler Sales System and Six Sigma

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Meet the Team

In the last 5 years, Kristi Howard-Shultz Consulting has worked with over 30 non-profits on a wide variety of projects. Along with Kristi, meet the team behind the work:


"In three short years, Kristi grew our annual giving revenue by 16% and donors by 17%, launched our first Giving Day, which grew to include a whole Philanthropy Week, completed a successful rebrand of our annual fund, grew our leadership annual giving society membership by 20% and operationalized and improved our campaign procedures."


Jennifer Nye

Executive Director of Advancement, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

“Kristi is an expert facilitator. She asks thoughtful questions, listens to and acknowledges all participants. Kristi leads the discussion. Her style is warm, friendly, inclusive, and direct. She does it all and I learn from her each time!"

Kathy Mullen

Director of Education, Visually Impaired Preschool Services 

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