Directory of Austin Nonprofit and Social Sector Consultants – Foundation & Funder Support

The Directory of Nonprofit and Social Sector Consultants is a service of GivingCity in conjunction with the professional group of local consultants, some of whom have opted to be listed here. Please feel free to contact any of the consultants here for information.

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Kathleen Burnside

Contact: | 512-773-3382

The organizations Kathleen has worked with over the past 16 years have experienced significant increases in grant income as a result of her work. In addition to writing foundation proposals, she has extensive, successful experience writing federal, state, and local grant proposals. She helps organizations re-frame their goals to communicate the good they do and develops projects that appeal to funders.

Recent Clients:
Communities for Recovery
Texas CASA
ARISE (works with Women in the colonias of South Texas)


Contact: | 214-537-9890

Erica V. Ekwurzel, CFRE, MPAff

CivicAIM is dedicated to support philanthropists achieve dramatic results with confidence and clarity. Our clients include private and family foundations and funder collaboratives. We understand each grantmaker has unique needs, and in every detail of our work, we develop, strengthen, and connect civic leaders as effective philanthropic advocates.

Recent Clients:
Sooch Foundation
Stanzel Family Foundation
Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium

Dianna Grey

Contact: | 512.228.8785

Consulting services related to affordable housing, health, and social services, with a focus on permanent supportive housing for homeless and disabled populations.

Recent Clients:
Integral Care
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition
Caritas of Austin

Elizabeth Vela Consulting

Contact: | 512-461-8490

Needs assessments, budget development, board development, strategic planning, program planning, funding development and prospecting, grant writing, evaluation, survey and focus group design and development, high-level data analysis and policy writing.

Recent Clients:
Nest Foundation (CA)
Texas Health Institute
Texas Insight

Woollard Nichols & Associates

Contact: | (512) 940-9739

Sam Woollard, Principal
Carol Johnson, Associate
Kelly Nichols, Principal
Andrea Torres, Associate
Lily Wein, Project Manager
Jennie Birkholz, Associate
KiYa Moghaddam, Project Coordinator

Austin-based consulting firm committed to nurturing social impact through strategy, development & support for coalitions, associations, organizations and initiatives. We do this by facilitating strategic decision-making, building capacity and resources, and supporting collaborative initiatives.

Recent Clients:
One Voice Central Texas
Ending Community Homeless Coalition (ECHO)
Integral Care

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