Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Keith got his start in nonprofits entering membership gifts into the DOS version of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and managing the information and operations in the San Francisco Exploratorium development office back in 1993. Fast forward a few years, and the Windows version of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge was released. Lots of nonprofits wanted to make the move to this new software, but no one (not even Blackbaud) offered consulting services. Keith recognized the opportunity and combined his know-how for both technology and nonprofit operations and developed a range of services for organizations using nonprofit software.
Over the years Keith has built on this experience, personally working with over a hundred organizations, large and small, and led his team of experts through projects with hundreds more. Since the beginning, Keith has been providing deep insights into how a nonprofit organization can utilize today’s technology to support their mission, creating a more efficient and effective organization. As newer and more advanced tools have emerged, Keith has stayed ahead of the trends, sorting through the flash-in-the-pan hype to discover the true long-term tools that create strong constituent relationships. By understanding the technology needs and goals of nonprofit organizations, Keith has emerged as a thought leader throughout the industry, frequently advising and guiding discussions with software development firms as well as other nonprofit consultants around the country.
Keith has a bachelor of arts degree from Carleton College in Minnesota, and frequently speaks at local, regional and national conferences for nonprofit professionals.