“Collaborative” isn’t just in our name

It’s part of our underlining approach to work. Bring together the right people at the right time to meet all of our clients needs.

We are your nonprofit strategic advisors and partners.

All of the members of our team bring to our clients vast experiences in a variety of areas: fundraising, branding and marketing, strategic planning for nonprofits, board development, social entrepreneurship, and data management. With them come additional networks of professionals so that we can offer virtually any service to meet client needs.

Our story: My father’s son.

When I was a kid, I was in the Boy Scouts. But I hated it. 

When I finally told my father that I didn’t want to do it anymore (a really tough conversation because he had achieved Eagle Scout status when he was a teen), he said, “OK. But you have to do something.” 

That’s my father. He was never one to just work and come home. He volunteered. In the community, in his church. He was my role model, so I’ve always been drawn to community. 

In college, I was an English major, so I was drawn to nonprofit communications. I started my professional career in that area. When I first moved to Boston, I worked in retail and then ultimately a consumer products company that made dog treats and cat litter. After six months there, we were told the company was being sold and relocated to California. We had six months to find jobs, and I intentionally sought out nonprofit positions. 

I interviewed to be the communications director at a dental school. I had great interviews and thought I nailed the job. They called the next day to say that the dean decided to give the job to someone else but wanted me to consider becoming the school’s development director. 

I had no fundraising experience, and neither did they. I was given an office, an assistant, and a small budget and let loose to create a program. Fortunately, I had a mentor, but I had to curate my own education in fundraising, alumni relations, nonprofits in general. This was pre-internet, so I had to rely on articles, books, and conferences. 

During my tenure at that school, I had the opportunity to co-found a national oral health initiative with Special Olympics International. What did I know about this? I was partnered with a pediatric dentist who was an expert in the area, and I was the one who had to create the thing. 

These stories — both self-learning development and figuring out how to create something from nothing, became the theme of my professional life. It wasn’t until some years later that I noticed the patterns and embarked on a mission to help others do the same thing. 

Today, nearly 30 years after that dental school gig, I created GKollaborative. We provide strategic advising to nonprofit clients. I’m also proud of our mission to create content and educational for nonprofit professionals. We started with the Fundraising Wonks blog, and are about to publish our first book. We’re also developing online courses, workshops, coaching services, and facilitated peer learning groups. 

My work and my company are driven by a simple purpose: to enable individuals and organizations to affect positive change in the world. 

What does this have to do with my father? He was a role model. He demonstrated through his actions, the importance of being involved with something — anything — that benefited the community. 

What better lesson could a son ask for? 

Meet the GKollaborative Team

Glenn Kaufhold of GKollaborative

Glenn Kaufhold

Principal
Nonprofit consulting Boston with Susan Galler

Susan Galler

Senior Strategist
Fundraising, Campaigns, Board Development
non profit branding with Mauricio Giammattei

Mauricio Giammattei

Senior Strategist
Branding, Marketing
Nonprofit marketing with Kevin Kelsick

Kevin Kelsick

Senior Strategist
Branding, Marketing
CJ Ortuno - Senior Strategist

CJ Ortuño

Senior Strategist
Development Assessment & Planning, Training
fundraising strategy with Dr. Colleen Robb

Dr. Colleen Robb

Senior Strategist
Strategy & Social Entrepreneurship
nonprofit strategic plan

Terry Stone

Senior Strategist
Strategic Planning, Board Development
nonprofit management software

Eve Espinueva

Senior Strategist
Data Management

How can GKollaborative help your organization?

Our Values

“It is a pleasure to learn from and collaborate with you. Thank you for providing so much of your time “in-kind.” We are grateful for your investment and will do right by it.”

Suzanna Valdez

Vice President, Advancement

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

strategic planning for nonprofits