NK & ASSOCIATES

Partnering with nonprofits on fundraising, team building, management, and program design solutions in Advancement Offices.

NK & Associates is grounded in a strategic, solutions-oriented approach in working with nonprofit clients to increase financial support, create systems for long-term program success, and help directors with management and leadership dilemmas.

Fundraising

Annual Fund Plans and Strategies

Capital Campaigns: from Feasibility Studies to Getting Over the Finish Line

 Major Gifts Mentorship and Program Development

Management & Team Building

Fundraising Office Audits: Identifying the Best Systems to Achieve Goals

 

Advising Managers and Leaders


Building an Effective Fundraising Team

Advancement Directors Group

Confidential sessions covering a wide range of topics along with advice, brainstorming, and problem-solving.

 

How We Work

Listen intently to the client and gather client-specific data to fully understand the organization’s mission, goals, and areas in need of support.

Create clear strategy and tactical plans and guidance to promote philanthropic success.

Provide practical, effective, and fun team building sessions to help organizations thrive.

Keep a strategic and positive outlook.

 

Clients

About Me

In my 27 years of development experience, I have raised more than $100 million. This success has come from collaborating with fundraising teammates, heads of school, boards of trustees, and availing myself of a multitude of professional development opportunities. 

In June 2020, I concluded 12 years serving as the Director of Development at Lick-Wilmerding High School, which has an enrollment of 550 students from across the San Francisco Bay Area, is 56% students of color, and has a deep commitment to financial diversity and support. While at LWHS, the fundraising team, board, volunteers, and I increased the Annual Fund by 125% and conducted the biggest capital campaign in the school’s history.

Prior to LWHS, I was a Senior Development Officer at the University of Virginia, where I cultivated and solicited high-net worth parents and worked with a national parent board on the University’s $3 billion campaign. From 1999-2007, I was the Director of Alumni & Development at The Hamlin School, a K-8 independent girls’ school in San Francisco.

Born and raised in New York City, I began my career at schools in New York (The Hackley School

and Staten Island Academy) and Connecticut (Greenwich Academy). Nearly every position has been about helping children - be that coaching sports teams, running summer camps, serving as an advisor to middle school and high school students, or raising significant sums for financial assistance, better campus infrastructure, or additional programming. I greatly appreciate the communities of schools and nonprofits, and will always work to build relationships based on trust in order to move forward together.

I received a BA in Communications from The College of Wooster (OH) where I was a member of the women’s varsity swim team. Currently, I live and work in beautiful Mill Valley, CA and am a member of the Mount Tamalpais School Board of Trustees. Prior board service includes Black Pine Circle School, Enterprise for High School Students, the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, and Faces SF.

In June 2020, I concluded 12 years serving as the Director of Development at Lick-Wilmerding High School, which has an enrollment of 550 students from across the San Francisco Bay Area, is 56% students of color, and has a deep commitment to financial diversity and support. While at LWHS, the fundraising team, board, volunteers, and I increased the Annual Fund by 125% and conducted the biggest capital campaign in the school’s history.

Prior to LWHS, I was a Senior Development Officer at the University of Virginia, where I cultivated and solicited high-net worth parents and worked with a national parent board on the University’s $3 billion campaign. From 1999-2007, I was the Director of Alumni & Development at The Hamlin School, a K-8 independent girls’ school in San Francisco.

Born and raised in New York City, I began my career at schools in New York (The Hackley School and Staten Island Academy) and Connecticut (Greenwich Academy). Nearly every position has been about helping children - be that coaching sports teams, running summer camps, serving as an advisor to middle school and high school students, or raising significant sums for financial assistance, better campus infrastructure, or additional programming. I greatly appreciate the communities of schools and nonprofits, and will always work to build relationships based on trust in order to move forward together.

I received a BA in Communications from The College of Wooster (OH) where I was a member of the women’s varsity swim team. Currently, I live and work in beautiful Mill Valley, CA and am a member of the Mount Tamalpais School Board of Trustees. Prior board service includes Black Pine Circle School, Enterprise for High School Students, the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, and Faces SF.

 

What People are Saying

“Nancy lives and works at the intersection of expertise and accessibility. No question posed to her is too trivial, and in return every answer is thoughtful, action-oriented, and inviting of further conversation. When you have worked with Nancy once, you will be eager to work with her again because her intelligence, joy, humor, and strategic thinking are infectious.”

Sue Brooks + Alli Frank

CO-FOUNDERS,

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS SCHOOL

 
 

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Looking forward to connecting with you to learn how we might work together to achieve the goals of your organization.

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