Colton Strawser Consulting is a consulting firm that specializes in working with nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other mission-driven organizations that seek to make a positive change in the world. We help clients develop the data, funding, and leadership skills necessary to create change.
Building upon years of service in the nonprofit sector, Colton C. Strawser, created Colton Strawser Consulting in 2012 to assist organizations to create change by using practical experience and academic perspectives. Since then, our firm has grown to offer services to clients in a variety of areas including organizational development, fundraising, philanthropy, research and evaluation, and leadership development.
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Colton C. Strawser, Ph.D. is the President of Colton
Strawser Consulting, a nonprofit consulting firm empowering organizations to
create change®. As a practitioner and academic, Dr. Strawser’s consulting
work primarily focuses on organizational assessment, program evaluation,
capacity building, and research. Most of his nonprofit experience involves
working with foundations, education nonprofits, and social service agencies.
Dr. Strawser is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, AFP
Master Trainer®, Certified Nonprofit Professional, and Certified Facilitator of
the Core Capacity Assessment Tool®.
Strawser holds a B.A. in Philanthropic Studies from the
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, M.S. in Higher
Education Administration with a concentration in online teaching and program
administration, M.S. in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy, and Graduate
Certificate in Strategic Fundraising from Bay Path University. He received his
Ph.D. in Nonprofit & Philanthropic Leadership from the University of San Diego.
Prior to joining Colton Strawser Consulting, Keith served as the Chief Operations Officer for Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County from 2016 – 2022. From 2014 – 2016 he served as the Executive Director of The Cottages at Hickory Crossing, a position he transitioned into after having served as the Chief Operations Officer for CitySquare from 2005 to 2014 and the CitySquare Community Health Services Practice Administrator from 2003 to 2005. From 1991 – 2003, he served in various capacities for Millwood Psychiatric Hospital in Arlington Texas, the last position being the Corporate Director of Human Resources. In addition, Keith has served as a consulting Social Worker to a Hospice Home Health agency, Youth Director for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, served as an After School Tutor with the Boys and Girls Club of Arlington, a Shift Supervisor for the Volunteers of America Riverside Facility Halfway House in Fort Worth, a house arrest electronic monitor for Volunteers of America and has served on several community Advisory Boards in Dallas.
Keith is a Licensed Master Social Worker having received his BSW and MSSW from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also holds accreditation as a Human Services – Board Certified Practitioner and the Non-Profit Leadership Certificate from Southern Methodist University through the Center for Non-Profit Management.
Keith is active in the Boy Scouts of America, having been an Eagle Scout himself, and has served in various roles for units and districts in the Circle Ten and Longhorn Councils. He is a native of Charleroi (Pittsburgh), PA.
Colleen Knight serves as the Director of Operations at Colton Strawser Consulting where she oversees a variety of backoff functions and ensures that projects are completed efficiently and on time. Colleen has a vast array of nonprofit experience including working in workforce development, education, and community philanthropy. Prior to relocating to San Antonio, TX, Colleen was the Executive Director of the Branch County Community Foundation, located in Michigan, for 22 years.
Colleen’s passion is helping people and she seeks to create positive change for people. She has done this through coaching individual team members to achieve their career goals, assisting donors in meeting their philanthropic goals, increasing organizational capacity for nonprofits and small businesses through process improvement, and connecting organizations and causes with community resources.
Jojo has been with Colton Strawser Consulting since August 2020, and serves as Senior Vice Pawsident. She attended PetSmart for puppy and intermediate training, as well as a special course on brain games where she learned her colors and how to read a few words. She is a fan of local parks, treats, spending time with her dog friends, and is training to become a therapy dog.
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