Laura Kruisenga

President and Chief Executive Officer

How Kennari values guide my work: I want to change the face of philanthropy – so organizations have resources to create real change, development staff don’t feel alone, and board members play their part. Partnering and truly walking alongside teams, and then seeing them get results, is incredibly energizing and rewarding.

Laura joined Kennari Consulting in 2010. In 2022, she took on ownership and the role of President & CEO. All of Laura’s work drives toward helping nonprofits create change in their communities. Her time is split between overseeing the strategy and sustainability of the company and in working with clients. Her consulting work helps clients to build their annual fundraising programs with a particular focus on events, communications, and staffing. She also works with organizations in capital and comprehensive campaigns. 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 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 (go Bulldogs!) with a degree in business administration and has over 20 years of fund development experience. When she isn’t coaching clients, Laura enjoys traveling with her family, hosting parties and gatherings, and being active outdoors.