Susan Kinney, Senior Consulant






Susan Kinney
Senior Consultant

Susan brings three decades of leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector, serving in both executive and consultant capacities. As an accomplished consultant with tenures at two premier New England firms, she has advised a diverse range of organizations spanning the arts, human services, healthcare/science, and education.  Her clients have included Baptist Health System (Miami), Citi Performing Arts Center (Boston), the National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC), Trinity Repertory Company (Providence), the New England Aquarium (Boston), Tufts University (Medford, MA), Shady Hill School (Cambridge), the Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA), the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (Cambridge), Emerson College (Boston), NAACHO (Washington, DC), Lasell College (Newton, MA) and Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod.

Sue has led projects in organizational assessment; fundraising preparation, planning, and execution; board training; strategic planning; annual giving, and campaign feasibility and management.  In addition to broad-based external consulting, Sue has also served as an interim executive for Franciscan Hospital for Children (VP Advancement), Project Bread (Major Gifts Director), and Urban College of Boston (Chief Advancement Officer).

Prior to her 20-year career as a consultant, Sue spent a decade as a senior executive with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, helping build a nascent development operation into a top-tier advancement program. As Assistant Director of Development, Sue wore a variety of hats, supervising the Annual Fund department, raising major gifts, establishing successful independent fundraising programs for Tanglewood and the Boston Pops, inaugurating the BSO’s successful corporate fundraising franchise, Presidents at Pops, and serving on the team that planned the capital campaign for Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood.

A cum laude graduate of Middlebury College, Sue served two terms on the Board of Directors of Women in Development of Greater Boston and continues to be an active mentor to young professionals entering the field.