EXPERIENCE

Kalyn Culler Cohen, PhD    Founder & Lead Consultant

Kalyn has been consulting with nonprofit executive directors  and small-business managers on strategy and increasing leadership capacity  since 1991. She holds a doctorate in Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has been adjunct faculty at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, where she has taught courses on Business and Social Justice.

In addition to general consulting, Kalyn is nationally known for her  work on the start-up and growth of social-purpose businesses focused on quality jobs in low wage sectors. She has worked with social-purpose businesses in sectors such as health care, childcare, landscaping and eco-cleaning. Following a core set of businesses from start-up into maturity has given Kalyn unusual breadth in a field that is relatively young. She also assists nonprofits in designing efforts to spread or replicate effective programs and has served as an external evaluator on Federal grants.

Cindy Arnold Humiston    Consultant

Cindy Arnold Humiston is joyfully dedicated to advancing the fund raising capacity of nonprofits.  Cindy’s consulting draws on her greater than twenty-five years’ experience raising funds for social justice work in North Carolina and Texas.  Among the highpoints, El Puente Community Development Corporation, which Cindy directed, won the first Yale School of Management-The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures Business Plan Competition.  For this work, and for raising the support needed to open an arts-focused Mercado in El Paso’s garment district, Cindy was named the Ms. Foundation’s Gloria Award recipient in 2003.

Today, Cindy resides in southwestern Colorado.  There she leads a small company offering administrative services and, through Kindle, is teaching about and consulting on fundraising through social media, including the opportunity Colorado Gives Day offers La Plata County nonprofits.