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.
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