CP Consulting Firm



Statement of work

CP Consulting brings a unique blend of fundraising, marketing and strategic development services to non-profits throughout northern Michigan. We are your partners—and care about the important mission of your organization. We focus on ideas, strategies and solutions that meet the distinctive philanthropic needs of your organization. As seasoned development professionals we understand how to maximize limited resources in order to build a sustainable development program with long term results. Using social media, marketing, communications, and good old fashion people skills we are sharing missions and raising enthusiasm for organizations of all sizes!

Annual Fund Development & Capacity Building

Capital Campaign Counsel

  • Case Statements
  • Campaign Budgeting
  • Volunteer Training
  • On-Site Campaign Management (Full or Part-time)

Database Assessment & Philanthropic Research

  • Prospect Development
  • Benchmarking

Inhouse Development Council

  • Interim Development Staff
  • Training and Education
  • Staff Retreat
  • Document Creation

Major & Planned Gift Fundraising

Philanthropic Readiness & Sustainability

  • Strategic Planning
  • Board assessment and training
  • Board Engagement
  • Leadership Development & Volunteer Education

Pre-Campaign Planning & Feasibility Studies

Public Relations & Communications

  • Branding
  • On-line & Social Media


About Us

Christie has more than 15 years of development and nonprofit experience, and has worked with a variety of nonprofits to strengthen their fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning initiatives. Most recently, Christie was the campaign lead for Otsego Memorial Hospital’s $3.6 million-dollar capital campaign, and has spent the last 10 years developing thriving and sustainable fundraising and marketing programs at the hospital in her role as Foundation and Marketing Director. Prior to working with Otsego Memorial Hospital, Christie was the Director of Community Relations at the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation.

Christie holds a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. She has a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Lawrence Technological University and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Christie became a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2008 and is a member of the Gaylord Rotary Club. She currently serves as a board member for the Otsego County Sportsplex.

Christie has worked with a variety of clients, including: The Otsego County Community Foundation, The Campaign to Elect Judge George Mertz, The Beaver Island Rural Health Center, St.Mary’s Parish and School, and the Northern Michigan Catholic Foundation.

Christie enjoys spending time with her young daughters and husband in their favorite place on earth: Beaver Island.


Beth Karczewski

With over 20 years of fund raising and nonprofit leadership experience, Beth brings a strong background in major and planned gifts, capital campaign strategy and board leadership to clients. She has particular interests in capital campaigns, major and planned gift strategies, and strengthening volunteer & board capacity.

Beth has worked as Sr. Leadership Giving Specialist for the Munson Healthcare Foundations for over 10 years. She was the campaign manager for the new Cowell Family Cancer Center in Traverse City raising over $18.5 million. Prior to that, she worked with Munson Home Health & Hospice as Director of business development, fundraising and marketing. She currently serves as a Board Trustee for Rotary Charities of Traverse City; is Past President of the Rotary Club of Traverse City, and past Board Member for the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. Beth holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, and completed her MBA from Lake Superior State University. Beth enjoys spending time with family, exploring our national parks, downhill skiing and knitting.

Shannon is responsible for supporting the consultants in operational activities and strategic planning. She organizes and oversees the operations of the firm. Shannon has had experience working with a variety of nonprofits helping with program development, volunteer management, website building, social media management, and general marketing and communications.  Her love of data and relationship building blended well in her most recent position as Development Coordinator for St. Mary Cathedral Parish & School, overseeing a variety of responsibilities related to organizational fundraising, development and communications.

Shannon graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Childhood Development.

She spends her winters on the ski slopes teaching ski lessons, and her summers on the softball field in a slow pitch softball league. She also enjoys kayaking, yoga and a relaxing night in watching The Office.

CP News & events

Check out Christie's first ever podcast! Thank you to the Tech Savvy Non Profit Podcast brought to you by Tiny Blue Sky for hosting an important conversation on how to engage donors through intimate in home gatherings. Our favorite part about them is that they raise money and spread missions in a quick and easy fashion!


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