As a member of the Schultz & Williams consulting team, Kelly Grattan has worked with many social justice and community service organizations, cultural institutions and independent schools. A sample of her recent client work includes Episcopal Relief & Development; American Friends Services Committee; North10, Philadelphia; Girard College; Faith in the Future; St. Joseph’s Preparatory School; Salesianum School; Tandigm Scholars, Museum of the American Revolution; Germantown Friends School; and Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund.
Kelly has more than 20 years of development experience with a variety of nonprofits, including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia), Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA) and Cabrini University (Radnor, PA). In her work at these organizations, she oversaw the operational aspects of the development function—database administration, donor stewardship and prospect research—before moving into major gifts and chief development officer roles.
Her most recent position before joining S&W was chief development officer at Gesu School (Philadelphia), where Kelly’s accomplishments included successfully overseeing a $3.5 million annual fundraising goal and an $8 million scholarship campaign. She also worked as an on-staff consultant with the national office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in Tampa, FL, where she served its 400+ agencies across the U.S.
In addition to her work at S&W, Kelly was an instructor of master’s-level courses in philanthropy at Central Michigan University (CMU). She has also served as lead faculty and subject matter expert for leadership at Northcentral University (NCU) in San Diego, CA, designing online course curricula for the master’s and doctoral business and organizational leadership programs, including development of the nonprofit management specialization. At NCU, she was also an instructor of master’s and doctoral business, public administration, nonprofit management and organizational leadership courses.
Kelly earned her Ph.D. in administration and leadership in the nonprofit and public sectors; M.B.A. in leadership; and B.S. in business administration, marketing and information systems. She holds a certificate in nonprofit management from The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business (Philadelphia) and a Blackbaud certification in Raiser’s Edge. She is currently serving on the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC) and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).