Celeste Carlson is the founder of Growing Good, a consulting company that works with nonprofits nationwide to increase their capacity.
Over the past 20 years Celeste has supported purpose-driven organizations in diverse ways. During her decade as a program officer for a community foundation, she served as a liaison between the community and donors and spearheaded many successful fundraising campaigns. As a result, she brings a unique perspective to nonprofit education and consulting services.
Celeste is in seasoned grant management and enjoys teaching grant seekers how to find donor prospects that want to fund their mission. Throughout her career, she has helped nonprofits leverage millions of dollars in grant funding.
Celeste is actively engaged in grassroots organizing and is passionate about community and individual mental wellness.
She resides in central Kansas with her husband of 19 years, her 16 year old daughter, and her two fur balls Ozzie and Jack. In her spare time, Celeste enjoys working on home improvement projects, traveling and reading.