About

“Cassie has a sound reputation as a thorough facilitator for strategic issues related to staffing, communications, fundraising, goal setting, and team culture. She never fails to make sure the client comes first, and has clear deliverables and direction.” 

– Tim Smith, Director of Innovation Partnerships, The Boston Foundation

Cassie Gruenstein, President

Cassie Gruenstein works with clients to solve problems and create opportunities using tools from the business, nonprofit, and design sectors.

Leaders need strategic support to build sustainable partnerships and models: Cassie helps CEOs and directors build relationships, plans, management tools, and systems that support transformative social and environmental ventures. Using a customized, hands-on approach, Cassie offers strategy, design, planning, and implementation support for innovative products and programs. She has conducted numerous trainings for staff and boards, been an instructor to MBA students in core innovation courses at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and presented for the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Development Executive Roundtable, and the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership.

Cassie Gruenstein Consulting’s clients include inspirational start-ups and prominent organizations. Cassie is graduate from the MBA Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and Pomona College.

“Cassie has been an incredible asset. By sharing her knowledge of fundraising best practices, deep understanding of the donor experience, and strategic planning skills, she has helped us build agreement on tough fundraising strategy issues and supported our ongoing efforts to become more sustainable.”

– Melissa Breach, Executive Director, California League of Women Voters