Hartsough Consulting LLC


Building Effective Organizations and Collaboratives

Services Offered

Program Development & Evaluation

  • Needs assessment
  • Program design
  • Outcomes evaluation
  • Process evaluation

Fund Development

  •  Fund development strategy 
  •  Grant writing and research 
  •  Donor cultivation 


  •  Sensitive meetings 
  •  Collaboratives—formation, ongoing projects 
  •  Focus groups 
  •  Planning retreats 
  •  Board retreats 


  •  Business planning 
  •  Strategic planning 
  •  Implementation plans 

Training & Teaching

  •  Board development 
  •  Governance 
  •  Effective meetings 
  •  Effective collaboration 
  •  Volunteer management 
  •  Public policy engagement 

Writing & Editing

  •  Grant writing 
  •  Copy writing 
  •  Copy editing/proofreading 
  •  Report writing 

About Denise


For nearly 20 years, Denise Hartsough has built the capacity of  nonprofit organizations and fostered effective community collaboratives.  She served nonprofits and multi-sector initiatives in large and small  communities in her role as Director of Community Investment at the  United Way for Kalamazoo County until 2013, and then in Allegan County  as President & CEO of the Allegan County United Way from 2014-16.

Denise honed her skills in research, observation, analysis and  writing while securing a PhD in the humanities (1987), and gained  understanding of policy, planning and administration while earning her  Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Western Michigan University  (1998).

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Hartsough Consulting LLC

(269) 599-1801