Our Team

Kristina Carlson, Managing Director

Connect and Follow


Kristina has spent virtually her entire life leading nonprofit institutions in their efforts to secure major gifts and other resources necessary to make a significant impact. She is a proven leader, an entrepreneur, an author of the best-selling Essential Principles for Fundraising Success, and an in-demand speaker at national and international conferences and workshops. Her experience includes serving as president two national firms that served the nonprofit sector; Ketchum, Inc. and FundraisingINFO.com. Her experience also includes providing counsel on campaigns ranging from $1 million to $1 billion and the solicitation of 7- and 8-figure gifts for healthcare, higher education, national and international organizations, the arts, and youth organizations as well as for smaller, grassroots organizations.

Focus at Carter

Kristina works to inspire philanthropists, volunteers, nonprofit leaders and development professionals to do more by defining and focusing on mission-critical activities, creating systems of accountability and experiencing the joy of philanthropy.

What I enjoy most when working with a partner

Philanthropists and nonprofit leaders are some of most interesting people in the world. Getting to know them, learning from their experiences and helping them accomplish their goals energizes me.

Our Team

Our leadership team is made up of respected philanthropic experts and skilled business executives.