Need more money for your mission?

You bring the vision - I'll help you find the funds and friends!

Services by KWM

  • Guidestar Profiles

  • Development Plans

  • Grant Writing

  • Newsletters

  • Donor Appeals and Proposals

  • Coaching and Training

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  • A headshot of Kristen West McGuire.

    Kristen West McGuire, CFRE

    Kristen has over thirty years of experience as a writer, editor, researcher and strategist.

    Meet Kristen
  • “Kristen becomes a member of your team, and cares deeply about how her ideas will affect the mission and the people who do the work. I love her passion for what nonprofits can accomplish, and recommend her highly.”

    Anita Smith-Dixon

    Executive Director, Community Housing Services Agency, Inc.

    “Kristen is a joy to work with! She's positive, energetic and extremely reliable. Kristen is a skilled writer, an excellent researcher and talented editor, as well.”

    Judy Held

    President, Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana

    “During her time at Upstream, Kristen quickly became known as the in-house sleuth. She’s an exceptional researcher with an uncanny ability to unearth valuable information about potential funders.”

    Melissa Reams

    Upstream Consulting


    "I helped raise $1.77M for my clients in 2023!"

    It’s just a series of short steps to maximize your fundraising efforts. Together, we can find the funds and friends you need so you can focus on your mission.

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