Positioning Nonprofits for Financial Success

Kae Dakin Consulting

Consulting Services and Areas of Expertise

Throughout her 20 years as a nonprofit executive, 14 of them as CEO, Kae Dakin transformed organizations. Now, Kae works with clients individually to tailor strategies to achieve financial sustainability and fulfill missions.

Strategic Fund and Revenue Development

  • Fundraising Assessment and Revenue Planning
  • Communication, Marketing and Message Analysis and Development
  • Corporate and Foundation Value Propositions
  • Individual Giving Including Planned Giving

Board Development

  • Board Planning Retreats
  • Board Governance and Responsibility Analysis
  • Board Restructuring
  • Board Training for Fundraising

Strategic Planning

  • Analysis of the Competitive Environment
  • Strength/ Weakness Analysis of your Organization
  • Facilitation of Board-Staff Planning
  • Setting the Strategic Plan

Membership Analysis

  • Surveying Member Needs and Satisfaction
  • Research on Dues Structure
  • Determining the Value Proposition for Members
  • Developing Messages to Sell Membership

Strategic Organizational Management

  • Developing Business Plan from Strategic Plan
  • Analyzing Organizational Structure for Financial Sustainability
  • Managing through Organizational Change
  • Assessment of Programs and Services for Viability

From Clients :


Kae Dakin provided our association foundation with a thorough and objective analysis of our fundraising processes and potential.  Her development assessment included invaluable advice regarding donor development, communications, and staffing requirements.  Because of Kae Dakin Consulting, our organization has a solid plan to raise money and our profile.  We recommend her services.

John McElligott, MPH, CPH

Deputy Executive Director

PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation


 Kae is a fabulous nonprofit consultant.  She is insightful and strategic, and her support to C.A.S.E.'s senior staff and board of directors was very well received.  Easy to work with and highly dependable, we would welcome the opportunity to work with Kae again anytime!

Debbie Riley, ED, Center for Adoption Support and Education