Managing Director + Vice President of Operations
New York City Area
Kelly has spent over 20 years partnering with nonprofits to match their aspirations with effective organizational and fundraising strategies. An expert in strategic planning, philanthropic strategy, fundraising leadership, and board and staff development, she brings a change-management approach to organizational transformation. She has worked with a wide array of missions across the nonprofit sector, from health care and education to arts, culture, and social justice.
At the Stott Group, Kelly leads our firm’s business operations to ensure we are doing what we do best – providing superior solutions to our clients. Prior to joining our team, Kelly was Managing Director at Orr Group, where she led the Strategy Practice Area and was a member of the firm’s leadership team. At Orr, Kelly designed and implemented strategies for nonprofits to realize their fundraising potential. Her experiences ranged from $100M+ campaigns to reorganizing development teams to creating major and planned giving programs.
Kelly also previously worked at Share Our Strength, where she first developed her love of fundraising from managing fundraising events and building partnerships with national corporations to support ending childhood hunger.
After growing up in Minneapolis, Kelly graduated from The George Washington University. After several years in DC and NYC, Kelly now lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey, where she enjoys running, hiking with her dog, and spending time in NYC as often as she can.
Why I Do This Work
I believe in the power of nonprofits to change the world. Doing this work isn’t just my profession, it’s my lifelong passion.