The Consultants

mike 1 verticalMike Stone is the founder of Impact Strategies. Prior to founding the company in 2005, Mike spent 13 years in higher education, serving in various administrative and teaching roles. Most recently, he served as chief program officer and later as executive director of a community foundation. Mike has written and taught numerous undergraduate courses in nonprofit management and is a regular contributor to CausePlanet, an electronic resource for nonprofits. Mike earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Louisville and completed his Ph.D. in higher, adult and lifelong education from Michigan State University.

Mike’s areas of expertise include strategy development, board governance, and developmental evaluation.

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Kim CroppedKim Grant is a resource development specialist at Impact Strategies. Kim has extensive fundraising experience, having successfully planned and implemented initiatives in the areas of donor development, capital campaigns, corporate giving, and special events. In addition to strategy and planning, Kim provides resource development training to boards of directors. Working together, Kim and Mike provide resource development audits to assess the readiness of nonprofits to engage in fundraising.