Who We Are

The Change Up Group partners with nonprofits using a holistic approach to understand and address the challenges you face. We identify accessible solutions, set ambitious goals, then execute customized strategies to develop integrated systems across your operation to yield efficiency, effectiveness, and success.

Our assessments offer insight into your data quality, donors’ behavior, financial position and fundraising potential. We bring passion, experience and expertise, to the table to deliver measurable and meaningful impact.

We understand that the best outcomes result from three things:

  • A thorough understanding of your mission and organization goals;
  • Authentic dialog with organizational stakeholders; 
  • And, ongoing implementation and analysis to ensure a continued, successful cadence of problem solving.

Kara Steffen is the founder and principal consultant of The Change Up Group. She possesses more than 15 years of leadership and consulting experience in the nonprofit sector.


Who We Serve

Your organization is likely facing pressure to grow revenue and improve their strategic outcomes while minimizing overhead costs. 

Achieving these goals and maintaining organizational vitality means managing constant change while getting the most out of your systems, softwares, and databases. To help, we draw on our strategic planning, fundraising, and program development-evaluation expertise to reach goals and exceed expectations.

Whether your organization is struggling, thriving or any condition in between, we work with you to identify, develop, and implement solutions that increase your effectiveness and reduce your frustrations.

The Change Up Group partners with progressive organizations affecting change in their communities including educational, religious and social welfare organizations. Since no two nonprofits are alike, we provide bespoke and proven solutions for every client we work with.

We are skilled and we care.

What We Do

At The Change Up Group, we work to build meaningful relationships with our clients. Our aim is to identify opportunities for growth and efficiency, while eliminating  the barriers to your success.

We develop programs to maximize your systems, analyze your data, and guide fundraising strategies to increase organizational capacity and mission success.

As a vital, mission-driven nonprofit organization, your team works to create vibrant, empowered communities, to protect the environment, and to provide safety, comfort and resources to protect and serve society’s most vulnerable populations. Our mission and vision is tied to your own.

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