Kristin Raack has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and has played nearly every role in the development office:
- Annual giving
- Major gifts
- Corporate/foundation relationships
- Special events
In particular, she loves partnering with organizations pursuing justice and opportunity for those who have been pushed to the margins. This includes organizations addressing systems change, honoring the collective wisdom of communities, and led by individuals of color.
In 2008, Kristin transitioned to consulting and began leading a firm based in Chicago. Her commitment to the nonprofit sector is exemplified by her previous service on various nonprofit boards — including AFP and GPA — and providing frequent trainings for local and national nonprofit audiences.
Areas of Expertise
Kristin’s campaign experience has ranged from local, direct service organizations seeking to build or expand their facilities to national nonprofits focused on expanding their capacity and impact. Particular areas of work have included food systems and local access to food, environmental causes, cultural organizations, and social justice organizations.
Some of Kristin’s Clients
- American Sociological Association
- Chinese-American Planning Council (of NYC)
- Covenant House Alaska
Education and Certifications
- B.A. from Taylor University
- M.A. from Purdue University
- Grant Professional Credential (GPC)— 2020
- Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) – 2021
Oak Park, Illinois
Kristin lives with her husband, two kids, and cockapoo — all of whom keep her busy and laughing. She is a self-proclaimed “book nerd,” avid traveler, and nature lover.