Brittany Kienker

Brittany Kienker

Principal and Owner, Kienker Consulting

Brittany Kienker, Ph.D., is Principal and Owner of Kienker Consulting, with more than 10 years of experience in foundations, nonprofits, and higher education. She serves as the lead researcher for Ask CMF, a technical assistance service of the Council of Michigan Foundations, answering hundreds of questions annually from grantmakers across Michigan and beyond.

Dr. Kienker has played an integral role in strategic and master planning initiatives, leadership transitions, and implementation of best practices in philanthropy at such institutions as the Anthem Foundation, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indiana University Foundation, Michigan Aerospace Foundation, St. Mary Mercy Hospital, and The Henry Ford.  She has taught at Central Michigan University and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Dr. Kienker received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and B.A. from Western Michigan University. She is a member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers.


Voices from the Field

Resiliency Starts at Home

Posted on May 4, 2020 by Brittany Kienker

plant grows out of rocks
My children are too young to understand COVID-19 or its global impact. All they know is that their mum and dad are at home, working far more hours than usual. When they are older, we will tell them about the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope that we can tell them that we persevered. They can learn about the families that spent… Read More