Ken Goldstein, MPPA

Ken Goldstein has been working in nonprofits and local government agencies from Santa Cruz, to Sacramento, and back to Silicon Valley, since 1989. He's been staff, volunteer, board member, executive director, and, since 2003, a consultant to local nonprofit organizations. For more on Ken's background, click here. If you are interested in retaining Ken's services, you may contact him at ken at

The Consultant

Ken Goldstein has been working in nonprofits and local government agencies since 1989. Since
founding Goldstein Consulting in December of 2003, Ken has served half-a-dozen organizations as an Interim Executive Director, managing nonprofits through transitions, mergers, and turn-arounds. Ken has also facilitated strategic planning processes, taught fundraising and nonprofit management workshops, raised many millions of dollars in grants, and performed other contract consulting work.

His many years of senior management experience being the first Executive Director of Recovery Cafe San Jose and Sustainable San Mateo County, Assistant Director of EHC LifeBuilders, Silicon Valley Director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, Director of Online Community Development for HandsNet, and Bay Area Director for Benevolent. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Future Families and of Habitat for Humanity Santa Cruz County.

In addition to his private practice, Ken is also a member of the Fund Builders Alliance consulting group. Ken holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration from CSU Sacramento and a BA in Politics from UC Santa Cruz.
"My mission as a consultant is to increase the impact of nonprofit organizations and the effectiveness of their staffs. The organizations that I choose to work for are innovative in approach and progressive in spirit. I accomplish this through my extensive nonprofit management experience, graduate level education, communications skills, and leadership ability."
If you are interested in retaining my services, you may contact me at ken (at) goldstein(dot)net or phone me at 408.396.3677.