Founded in 2013, Kelly Strategies is a consulting firm specializing in fundraising strategy for nonprofits. Our personalized, proven strategies and engaging trainings have helped our 50+ nonprofit partners and their leaders take on development challenges with new eyes, new focus, and new energy.
We offer a full range of fundraising services. Whether you have a short-term project or a deeper need for collaboration, Kelly Strategies can help you grow.
Committee training and management
Revenue analysis and forecasting
Annual development planning
Major gift program development
Corporate and foundation strategy
Annual fund strategy and support
Prospect identification and research
Development infrastructure and tools
Leadership meeting facilitation
Board fundraising training
Team building and coaching
Development staff searches
Meet Susan Kelly
Susan is a born fundraiser and an invaluable nonprofit strategist who brings an open mind and dynamic ideas to every project. With over 15 years of professional development experience, Susan combines her broad fundraising knowledge and practical smarts with optimism, energy and passion for the nonprofit sector. The result is a unique client + consultant partnership that has produced successful campaigns, increased annual giving and greater leadership engagement from dozens of nonprofits in the Washington, DC region and beyond.
Susan honed her consulting skills with leading nonprofit consulting firm, Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI, now the Orr Group). Prior to her consulting career, Susan was a successful frontline fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Richmond Animal League.
Personally, Susan is a displaced Texan now living in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and three children. She’s an active volunteer, donor, and advocate for her kids’ schools and local community.