Cindy Grubenhoff
Cindy Grubenhoff
Fundraising Strategist

Mission Statement
To make a lasting and positive impact in my community by advising nonprofit organizations on proven techniques to exceed their strategic and fundraising goals.

“We contracted with Cindy to work with the board and staff to create a three-year strategic plan. Cindy was highly organized, professional and strategic throughout the whole process. She guided us through the meetings and discussions keeping us on track and on-time! I have no hesitation in recommending Cindy and In the Know to other organizations needing help with strategic planning.”
Gavin Attwood CEO | Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

What you should know about me:
I fell in love with fundraising in high school when I joined Future Community Leaders of America and worked with other volunteers to come up with innovative ways to raise money for the March of Dimes. I have remained an active part of the nonprofit sector ever since. After graduating from Colorado State University with a degree focused on nonprofit management, I went on to work for The Ronald McDonald House in St. Louis. I also spent time working for a marketing firm while earning a Master’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. After serving as Director of Marketing and Development for the Center for Hearing, Speech and Language, I turned my focus towards board membership and development committee work and helped several organizations, including the Ronald McDonald House in Denver and Boys Hope Girls Hope.

In the Know, LLC was launched in 2012 with a desire to extend my reach by assisting organizations with the fundraising skills I have developed over the past 20 years. I am a proud member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and I adhere to their Code of Ethical Principles and Standards. I welcome the opportunity to share my knowledge with your organization and make lasting impact on your fundraising efforts.

Education background:
• B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus in Nonprofit Management
from Colorado State University
• Graduate Certificate in the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program at
University of Missouri St. Louis