As a member of the Schultz & Williams development team, Kelly Grattan supports the work of our consultants by managing the client engagement process from initial inquiry through the delivery of our final report. Joining S&W in 2016, Kelly’s work with clients include the Museum of the American Revolution, Germantown Friends School, the Andalusia Foundation, Cornerstone Christian Academy and Woodlynde School—all in the Philadelphia area.
Kelly has over 17 years of nonprofit development experience with a variety of organizations, including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia), Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA) and Cabrini University (Radnor, PA). In her work at these nonprofits, she began by overseeing the operational aspects of the development function—including database administration, donor stewardship and prospect research—before moving into 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. Other positions include: contractor for Cathexis Partners (Celebration, FL), a technology-focused nonprofit consulting firm, and independent consultant for small nonprofits such as Shalom, Inc. (Philadelphia), LPCTV (Ludlow, VT) and the Conshohocken (PA) Free Library.
In addition to her work at S&W, Kelly serves 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 is also an instructor of master’s and doctoral business, public administration, nonprofit management and organizational leadership courses, and is an instructor of master’s-level courses in philanthropy at Central Michigan University (CMU).
Kelly earned a Ph.D. in administration and leadership in the nonprofit and public sectors; an M.B.A. in leadership and a B.S. in business administration, marketing and information systems. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), and 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.