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Consulting Team

We have breadth and depth of management consulting expertise.

GCN’s Nonprofit Consulting Group consists of a core team with strong strategic planning, organizational development, fundraising, and executive transition expertise. We have experience leading and overseeing virtually all major categories of consulting services. We also have a group of experienced consulting partners, with GCN providing project support, oversight, and continuity as future needs of clients are identified.


Kathy Keeley

Executive Vice President, Programs & Senior Consultant
k[email protected] | 678-916-3015

With experience as a social entrepreneur, a consultant, the chief of staff for the mayor of Minneapolis, founder of multiple organizations, and the director of nonprofit and for-profit businesses, Kathy has worked with organizations of all kinds in more than 25 states and 30 countries. Over her 35-plus years as a consultant, she has turned around struggling and underperforming ventures, helped launch new companies and initiatives, and given established successes new pathways toward efficiency and expansion. Learn more.


Elizabeth Runkle

Senior Consultant
[email protected] | 678-916-3079

Elizabeth brings a diverse background of generating and implementing innovative and break-through ideas within the social sector, and has worked with low-wealth and marginalized populations for over 12 years. She has advised several nonprofits and small businesses on strategy and business models, with expertise in social enterprise. Learn more.


Donna Leggett

Coastal Region Manager and Senior Consultant
[email protected] | 912-434-1411

Donna is an expert in the areas of fundraising and development, including annual campaigns, major donors, grant writing, event sponsorships and budgeting, and planning for conventions and events of all sizes (from 50 attendees to 50,000). She is also highly experienced in forging and managing strategic partnerships, recruiting and building boards, and board committees.


Chuck Milton

Senior Consultant
[email protected] | 404-542-1587

As a Senior Consultant for GCN, Chuck Milton specializes in executive search. He focuses his efforts on creating a process that is thorough and developing long-term relationships, which has resulted in repeat engagements with some of his largest clients.

Jim Neal

Senior Consultant
[email protected] | 404-229-7145

Jim Neal is an expert in strategic planning, strategy execution, business planning, organization alignment, operations, and performance improvement. He combines extensive consulting experience with five years of operations leadership with a refugee services nonprofit.