what's important to us...
Since 2002, we have been providing nonprofit organizations with targeted services designed to strengthen their operations and programs.
Sara McCabe, MA, Research & Communications Associate
Sara McCabe has spent more than 20 years as a development and communications director at both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, responsible for income generation as well as marketing. Her skill set includes grant writing, donor relations, event planning, social media, and brand management.
With a lifelong commitment to community service, Sara has served on multiple nonprofit boards and mentored hundreds of students, planted acres of trees, and secured homes for dozens of dogs. Sara holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Santa Clara University and a master's in organizational leadership and ethics from St. Edward's University.
Hanna Boyle, MSW, Grants Associate
For more than twenty years, Hanna Bailey Boyle has held leadership positions in nonprofit administration, service delivery, public policy advocacy and development. She has substantial experience working for federal agencies and leading nonprofit organizations including social service providers, and advocacy and research organizations. Within these nonprofits, Hanna has served in many capacities-from administrative leadership to development work to providing direct services to clients, to conducting research, legislative advocacy, and outreach campaigns. Hanna has worked as a grant writer for the past four years, demonstrating great success raising funds for several Boston-area nonprofits. She has been especially successful helping clients develop evaluation methods to measure their success and report back to funders.
Previously, Hanna worked for Economic Mobility Pathways-EMPath, San Francisco Head Start, and Horizons for Homeless Children. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Boston College, and her bachelor’s degree from Brown University.
Heather Kaufmann, Grants Associate
Heather Kaufmann has worked in the Boston nonprofit sector for the past five years in a variety of fundraising and community engagement roles – from managing foundation and government grants and Boston Marathon Charity teams to organizing community service days and fundraising events.
As a grant writer, Heather values teamwork, integrity, and strong communication and takes a detail-oriented, collaborative approach to the writing process.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and a Certificate in Human Needs in Global Resources (HNGR) from Wheaton College (IL).
Kenny Weill, MS, Principal
Kenny Weill brings more than a dozen years experience in the nonprofit sector to his consulting work. Since launching K. Weill Consulting in 2002, Kenny has worked with dozens of nonprofits in various fields, from large universities to small community based organizations. In all cases, he has taken a client-centered approach to ensure his customer's needs are met and they've achieved their goals for their engagement with him. This has resulted in a slew of return customers and long-term relationships - and nonprofits better positioned to achieve their objectives and realize their mission.
In 2008, Kenny founded NPO Connect, an online skill sharing and networking platform for nonprofit professionals and volunteers.
Kenny has held management, research and direct care positions in
community-based, academic, health care and government settings. He received a Masters of Science degree in Health Policy and
Management from Harvard University School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University. Kenny is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Nonprofit Consultants Network and Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. He has a long history of community-based volunteerism, and is currently on the Board of Directors of Steps to Success.
Kenny resides in Brookline, Massachusetts with his wife, Joanna, their daughter and son, and two mutts.
Kenny was thrilled to participate in the Nonprofit Strategic Success Summit. To listen to Kenny's thoughts on Organizational Positioning for Fundraising Success, click here!
Lisa Poller, M.Ed., Senior Consultant
Lisa Poller is an entrepreneurial and strategic fundraising executive with over 30 years of experience transforming organizational impact and innovation in dynamic environments by working at the intersection of strategy, fundraising, agile opportunity generation, and organizational effectiveness.
In the fundraising sphere, Lisa developed Agile Opportunity Generation, a new approach that brings funders, partners, and program directors together to design larger platforms for mission impact and funding. Her 20 years of federal grant seeking resulted in over $80 million in federal innovation grants.
Lisa’s background includes 20 years at CAST, a not-for-profit education innovation organization, where she served as Co-President/Chief Strategy Officer and prior to that, Director of Strategic Advancement. During her tenure, she worked with the founding team to fundamentally transform CAST from a local to a national leader of Universal Design for Learning. Lisa led an effort to garner $100 million from philanthropic and federal sources, and partnerships with over 100 leading organizations. Previously, she worked in strategic advancement roles at the Danforth Museum of Art and New England Baptist Hospital.
Lisa holds a Master’s in Education with a focus on Museum Education from Tufts University and a Bachelors in American Studies from Brandeis University.