Laura Kruisenga

President and Chief Executive Officer

How Kennari values guide my work: I love seeing our clients get results and then seeing the impact of those results. Helping an organization create a plan for fund development growth, and then walking alongside them in implementing that plan, is such meaningful work. When I hear an impact story from one of our clients, I can see how our coaching is helping the organization better serve the community.

Laura joined Kennari Consulting in 2010. In her role as President and CEO, Laura oversees Kennari’s business operations and departments, ensuring the company’s growth is well-aligned with its mission and values. She also works with clients to build their annual fundraising programs with a particular focus on events, communications, and staffing. Laura’s practical coaching style and results-oriented strategies help her clients set realistic goals and achieve measurable results. Laura is regularly featured as a presenter at local workshops and seminars on fundraising and is featured in the Fundkit video series. Fundkit is a tool for fundraisers featuring video tutorials and downloadable tools, powered by Kennari Consulting.

Laura graduated from Adrian College with a degree in business administration. Laura has over 15 years of fund development experience and is certified in the use of several databases, including Raiser’s Edge and Giftworks. When she isn’t coaching clients, Laura enjoys traveling with her family, hosting theme parties, and serving in her church.