Denise Hartsough - Hartsough Consulting

Hartsough Consulting LLC

Building Effective Organizations and Collaboratives

About Denise

Program Development & Evaluation

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

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

Contact Denise for a free consultation at or 269.599.1801


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).

References upon request.