Our Guiding Principles

At Kennari Consulting, our company culture embraces the vision, mission, and values that drive who we are.

While each member of the Kennari Consulting team brings a unique mix of expertise and knowledge, we are all guided by a core set of principles that drives our work. These values define the Kennari standards as we partner with nonprofits to resource the advancement of their missions.


Our vision is a future with strong communities supported by sustainable organizations, leading to generational change. Our company will model equitable practices to increase the voice and impact of those whom our clients serve. Our clients flourish because we partner and walk alongside them as they grow their efforts to fulfill their missions through sound business practices and inclusive, asset-based frameworks both in fundraising and program/project development. We are also a resource to the philanthropic community as partners in this work to create a more compassionate, healthier, and more just society.


Our mission is to change the face of philanthropy, moving nonprofits of all sizes to greater capacity and meaningful impact within the communities they serve.


Partnership Mindset: We believe in the transformative power of collaboration. We strive to build bridges between staff, boards, donors, and other nonprofits, fostering connections that create enduring value. By embracing diverse perspectives and working together diligently, we unlock innovative solutions and drive collective community impact. Our commitment to partnership fuels our growth, fosters compassionate honesty, and enables us to achieve remarkable outcomes.

What does this look like? We prioritize working with clients with diverse perspectives who also value partnership. We build relationships and trust, and do what’s best for the organization long-term, not just focus on short-term gains. We are direct, clear, and compassionate – especially in difficult conversations.

Comprehensive Insight: We champion a holistic, expansive understanding across all areas that impact nonprofit fundraising. Our strength lies in the breadth of development expertise derived from our diverse team, extensive experience in various positions, and collaboration with numerous nonprofit partners, ensuring we grasp the full philanthropic landscape and empower informed decisions.

What does this look like? We engage a team of staff on projects to bring in various areas of expertise and perspectives.  We commit to professional development and learning from our clients. 

Tailored Solutions: We embody a strategic and practical approach, recognizing that one size does not fit all. Beginning with high-level strategy, we adeptly translate concepts into actionable reality. Our hallmark is crafting customized solutions based on individual needs. By empowering clients to execute with their existing resources, we ensure practical, effective outcomes aligned with their unique requirements.

What does this look like? We make sure that we customize our approach so each client can actually apply it and benefit from it. We help organizations make incremental progress that they can sustain. 

Strong communities developed by sustainable organizations. If you would like to have an exploratory conversation to learn more, please contact us.

"Working with Kennari was one of the best moves that we made in our fundraising strategy. From their clear processes, relational engagement, and incredible expertise, it has been a joy to work with them. I would say that they are not just consultants, but we have become mutual partners –learning and strategizing together on how to create more community impact, while raising the funds to make it happen."

Justin Beene
Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation

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