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Kennari Consulting

Kennari Consulting

401 Hall St. SW Grand Rapids MI


Kennari Consulting

Kennari Consulting is one of the largest full-service fundraising consulting firms in Michigan. In the beginning, Sandi Frost Steensma started Kennari Consulting in 2007 because she realized that nonprofit organizations needed more customized, day-to-day, “nuts and bolts” fundraising support as well as campaign coaching. Today, the firm has 13 staff members and serves more than 100 nonprofit organizations with consulting services each year.

The consulting team has been carefully chosen to fill emerging client needs as Kennari has grown. Thankfully, each staff member brings a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector, and a specialized area of knowledge. We leverage this experience base to our clients’ advantage by creating unique team combinations for each engagement.

Kennari Consulting has influenced hundreds of nonprofit organizations. Certainly, our consultants help them achieve greater levels of accomplishment. We focus in six pillar areas of nonprofit service: arts & culture, healthcare, education, social services, faith-based, and recreation and greenspace. We can demonstrate significant expertise, plentiful experience, and consistent success in these particular sectors of the nonprofit world. Fundraising is essential to nonprofit survival. Above all, our team’s ability to influence organizations for good has helped them survive a challenging economy, and thrive in a good one.


Kennari Consulting values the success of our clients and the individuals who work in the fundraising profession. Each Kennari Consulting professional is investing in building the capacity of our clients and providing leadership to others in our industry. Likewise, we are involved in the community and serve on multiple boards. We work tirelessly to raise the level of ethical and impactful fundraising practices. Further, as seasoned fundraising professionals, we mentor young professionals in our industry to help them reach their highest level of achievement. So It is critically important that each senior level professional take it upon him or her self to teach and train the next generation so that highly impactful organizations will maintain their organization. We are committing ourselves to this mission.