About Goldstein Consulting

Ken Goldstein, MPPA, has been working in nonprofits and local government agencies since 1989. Since founding Goldstein Consulting in December of 2003, Ken has served half-a-dozen organizations as an Interim Executive Director, managing nonprofits through transitions, mergers, and turn-arounds. Ken has also facilitated strategic planning processes, taught fundraising and nonprofit management workshops, raised several million dollars in grants, and performed other contract consulting work.

His many years of senior management experience include being the first Executive Director of Recovery Cafe San Jose and Sustainable San Mateo County, Assistant Director of EHC LifeBuilders, Silicon Valley Director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, Director of Online Community Development for HandsNet, and Bay Area Director for Benevolent. He has also served on the Boards of Directors of Future Families and Habitat for Humanity Santa Cruz County.

Ken is currently on assignment as Interim Executive Director of Friends of Oakland Animal Services (May 2020 through summer of 2021 expected), and is a Founding Board Member of Recovery Cafe Santa Cruz.

Ken is also a member of the Fund Builders Alliance consulting group. Ken holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration from CSU Sacramento and a BA in Politics from UC Santa Cruz.

"My mission as a consultant is to increase the impact of nonprofit organizations and the effectiveness of their staffs. The organizations that I choose to work for are innovative in approach and progressive in spirit. I accomplish this through my extensive nonprofit management experience, graduate level education, analytic and communications skills, and leadership ability."

If you are interested in retaining my services, you may contact me at ken (at) goldstein(dot)net or phone me at 408.396.3677.

Online Training in Basic Grant Proposal Writing!

Learn how to craft winning proposals that get funded, with effective outcomes statements and proven communications methods.

After teaching this course to over 1,000 students over 15 years, I have adapted it to an online format with over three hours of video and downloadable resources.

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Here's what people are saying about the online course:

"Ken was great at explaining all of the parts of a winning grand proposal in a way that made sense and gave me the confidence to keep going with my interest to help raise funds for nonprofits."

"The teacher of this class is amazing and giving me a wonderful foundation to grow upon! Fantastic content!"

"First off, Mr. Goldstein's voice is very pleasant. You don't feel like you are being lectured to, but more like sitting down in a nice talk with him. His lectures and examples are incredibly informative, without being 'preachy'."

"A very well-rounded course that was easy to sit through, and gives real life expectations."

"This was an exceptionally executed course, very informative packed with valuable content that provided me with the foundation to begin my grant writing career."

"In this course Ken demystifies the format and contents of grant proposals in a simple and easy to follow style and language."

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