Kerry founded The Numad Group alongside Matt Ehlman and Ted Stephens III after five years with Red Cloud Indian School as the executive director of foundation and corporate relations. With more than 10 years of experience working in nonprofit advancement and fundraising for a variety of employers and clients, she has brought an expertise in not only managing grant development programs (writing proposals and reports, developing and strengthening relationships with funders, managing records and timelines, cultivation and stewardship strategies, grant budgeting), but also development planning and structures, prospect research and tracking, donor records and data, collaborating with groups to creatively develop programs that exceed their expectations, and providing hands-on training to nonprofit practitioners.
In addition to her work with Red Cloud, Kerry has worked with community health clinics in Chicago, urban farming projects, a university extension agency, and organizations involved with the arts, education, recovery, sustainable agriculture and food systems, religion and spirituality, and economic development. As a consultant she has assisted clients with all aspects of their grants development programs, as well as with developing prospect research strategies and processes, donor recognition strategies, pledge program strategies, strategic planning, cultivation and stewardship programs and strategies, charitable gift annuity programs, and overall fundraising planning. She is a member of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and has completed numerous professional development opportunities through The Fund Raising School at The School of Philanthropy at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, the AFP, The Foundation Center, The Grantsmanship Center and Blackbaud, among others. She has also co-led professional development programs for nonprofit professionals, and most recently has written a comprehensive curriculum for a professional development workshop for annual fund programs.
In her spare time, you'll find Kerry practicing her sword fighting skills with her husband Allen and two young sons, or continuing the losing battle against weeds in her garden.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Tennessee
Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in Nonprofit Management, Indiana University