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kbc uses data to tell a story

In the age of information overload, sometimes simpler really is better. The KBC team is ramping up its skills with data visualization to make complex information easier to understand and more useful in decision making. We recently developed an infographic tool for one of our clients to help inform the work they do in grantmaking […]

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kbc partners with national center for family philanthropy

Kerrie Blevins Consulting is excited to announce a partnership with the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). NCFP’s Family Philanthropy Online Partner Subscribers include a select group of community foundations, financial and legal advisors, philanthropic advisors, consultants, family offices and other organizations that support family philanthropy. “NCFP is the thought leader for family philanthropy and […]

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joining a national conversation on nonprofit effectiveness

I was excited to join 800 colleagues at the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) national conference at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency, May 2-4. Kudos to the Minnesota Council on Foundations for helping to bring this national conference to Minneapolis! GEO is unique among foundation conferences because it focuses on how grantmakers can work with nonprofits […]

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Caroline Linden at Kerrie Blevins Consulting

caroline linden joins kerrie blevins consulting

Kerrie Blevins Consulting is pleased to welcome Caroline Linden as our Research & Communications Coordinator. Caroline has extensive experience in marketing communications and grant writing. In her new role, Caroline will be developing marketing material, conducting research that informs client giving priorities, and performing grants management and analysis. (more…)

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family photos


All families experience change as a natural part of life, and family foundations are no different. Family members move to other parts of the country. People get busy, and priorities change. The founders age and look to the next generation for leadership. How a family foundation anticipates or responds to change will determine their giving […]

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beyond writing a check

“It’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.” – Oprah Winfrey While much attention is paid to grantmaking, the work of any foundation extends beyond writing checks for worthy causes. To fully meet its charitable goals, a foundation must maintain the vitality of all three key […]

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