Approach & services


The art of process consulting is a foundational approach for Frillmann Consulting’s work with clients.  Services are client-centered, offering process consulting practices which include listening, helping and learning.  Process consulting is walking alongside organizational leaders to build consensus and clarity and live out the organization’s mission.  

Kate is passionate about genuinely helping organizations and their leaders grow stronger as they work together and learn practices that are essential to their long-term success. 

Through honest and professional collaboration, non-profit organizations that work alongside Kate are thrilled with the outcomes of strengthened philanthropic support at sustained higher levels.

Kate is credentialed in process consulting by the Society for Process Consulting and certified by CFRE International as a Certified Fund Raising Executive. 



Campaign management – Strategic planning and implementing a comprehensive campaign that raises funds to sustain and grow organizations.

Feasibility planning - One of the first steps that organizations take in campaign planning is to assess the perceptions of the organization and likelihood of strong donor support.

Volunteer recruitment and engagement - People give to people.  Having the right volunteers to lead a campaign is essential.  Strategies are developed to improve the recruitment process and how to best support volunteers for their success.

Case statement - Develop clear and compelling messages about how the campaign will strengthen the organization and the outcome it provides.

Marketing - Strategize key campaign messaging in all organizational communication channels.

Integrated team approach - Lead large teams and their varying roles on how best to coordinate all responsibilities and work together towards achieving the campaign goals. 

Major gifts - Individuals provide the majority of significant gifts to organizations.  Build donor relationships and strategies to secure major gifts.  Help donors realize their personal goals in helping those causes dear to them.

Planned giving - Estate giving that meets the financial objectives of both the individual and the organization through gifts of bequests and long term giving vehicles.

Annual fund - Establish and grow the foundation of fund development programs and integrate annual giving with major and planned giving.

Board training and counsel - Empower boards to achieve the strategic vision of their organizations with sustained philanthropy.

Best practice and analysis - Analyze existing fund development programs and develop strategies to implement best practices for fund raising success.

Organizational structure for success - Assess internal capacity for raising funds.

Staffing for development effort - Help organizations create job descriptions and hire for success.

Donor management systems - Capture and maintain donor information as well as proper gift acknowledgement.

Mentor new and experienced development staff – Teach and develop team members of all levels to be great stewards and effective, responsible fund raisers.

Leadership coaching - Tailored to the needs of the leader, advise on all aspects of a comprehensive fund development program including board engagement.

Project management – Hands-on assistance with a defined project with the goal of equipping the organization with the skills and understanding to manage future related projects.

Foundation relations – Identify grant opportunities and advise the reporting process.