Elizabeth Hunter & Angela Kemper
Hunter Kemper Consulting
50 Panola St
Asheville NC 28801
Unpaid Non-Profit Work (years):
30
Consulting Experience (years):
19
Current Professional Affiliations and Licenses:
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Licensed Fundraising Consultants, State of North Carolina

Summary of your consulting practice and relevant experience:

Founded in 1998, HunterKemper Consulting provides communication, fundraising and organization development services that strengthen your whole organization. Our mission is to support clients to make the most significant and positive impact possible on the people and causes they serve.  We combine experienced strategy development with detailed implementation to create successful strategic plans, fundraising and membership programs, feasibility studies, and capital and endowment campaigns.  We believe that good fundraising emerges out of an organizational commitment to build lasting and meaningful relationships.  We also provide capacity building and strategic planning counsel in the Southeast and nationwide.  Partners Elizabeth Holler Hunter, CFRE, and Angela Kemper, CFRE, have more than 58 years of combined fundraising experience, master’s degrees in organization development and communication, and significant practical experience serving non-profit organizations.

  • Solid Fundamentals. We have an in-depth, experiential knowledge of fundraising—both principles and practice—and its application to Annual Funds, Membership Programs, Planned Giving and Capital and Endowment Projects. Our approach focuses on building appropriate and lasting relationships. Relationship-based fundraising is essential for both short- and long-term success with individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Strategic Focus. It is essential to maintain strategic focus to achieve annual objectives or to accomplish lengthy projects such as capital campaigns. We create with you a customized plan to maximize the resources available for the project. We provide clear, concise project management that keeps the process moving yet remains attentive to the countless details, and we continually monitor our progress in the context of a well-defined strategy.
  • An Integrated Approach. Every fundraising program or project exists in the context of a larger organization, community and industry. Our services are built on the premise that strategic fundraising and communication must go hand in hand with strategic organization development. We work with you to analyze and better understand systems and processes already in place, to build your organization’s infrastructure, and to plan for a sustainable future. We research the leading edge of best practices and innovation in the nonprofit sector, understand trends, and are committed to personal and professional growth.
  • Application of Data. With our strength in hard analytical tools, from software to database systems, we guide you in essential tracking of prospects and project components. Through a comprehensive analysis of your data, we create a Donor Strategy Map that segments donors based upon their giving history and capacity, and provides clear strategies for effective acquisition, renewal, upgrades, and stewardship.
  • Skilled Communication and Facilitation. Effective communication is critical for success, whether it relates to articulating your vision or mobilizing staff and volunteers to advocate for your mission. Our ability to produce the highest quality promotional materials, to effectively create one-to-one and mass marketing appeals, and to manage special events, helps us position and publicize your organization’s impact. Through group facilitation and training we help bring people together and empower them to fulfil their strategic roles.

Elizabeth Hunter, MACFRE, has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development/Organization Development from Western Carolina University and a B.A  in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Angela KemperMA, CFRE, has a Master’s degree in Communication Studies and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She taught Strategic Communication for the MBA program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University for four years.


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323-341-5095
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Communications/Marketing

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Organizational Management

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