Lacey Kempinski

Helping women and leaders find balance.

Helping charities do good.

You work hard. You live and breathe the mission of your organization. You’re up at night trying to solve the many problems that affect the social sector. You love your community and want to help those in need. Your plate is full, and you just don’t have the time to balance it all.


I want to help you. I’m also passionate about our community and want to help make a difference. I want to see your organization thrive. I want to help inspire your donors and help you find new donors to meet the needs of your organization. 

Can't wait to hear from you, 

Lacey Kempinski, CFRE


Developing, Building & Revamping Your Major Gift Program

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Assessing Needs

The Essentials


Growth & Development

Assessing your current donor pipeline, identifying opportunities for growth, and building strategic and personalized donor plans will all be key in growing your donor base. Whether it’s preparing proposals and grants or identifying a targeted prospect strategy, I can help.



Lacey is the real deal. I’ve known her in a number of capacities but the one that stands out the most is when she approached me to make a sizable sponsorship for an event she was spearheading. She was thoughtful in her approach and ask, she had done the research to know what the right amount to ask for was and listened to what mattered to me the most. Always intelligent, always thoughtful and always passionate. Our sector could use more women like her.

Lacey is a natural fundraiser.  Her passion for the organizations she works with shines through as does her deep understanding of the discipline.  I’ll never forget the first time Lacey showed me through the hospital.  Her ability to speak to the “case for support” in a compelling, precise, inspiring and professional manner was far beyond what I had experienced from much more senior staff.  Lacey is organized, detail oriented and a polished professional who I would recommend to any prospective client.

Megan Henshaw, MPNL

AFP Golden Horseshoe Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

I have had the pleasure working with Lacey in many capacities… as a volunteer, a colleague and a friend. Lacey has a glowing passion for philanthropy and has the motivation and skillset required to get things done. She has always been an innovative outside-of-the-box thinker who truly wants to make a difference in the world. Her passion and smile are a true blessing to our community!

Rebecca Sherbino, Co-Director, The Raw Carrot Soup Enterprise

Working with Lacey has set up our organization  for fundraising success. As a small non-profit on a (very!) limited budget, hiring a fundraising consultant was daunting. Lacey was instrumental in helping us develop a unique and personalized fundraising plan that flows through all aspects of our organization. We have loved her heart for small non-profits and passion to make a tangible difference in our community. It has been a pleasure to work with her this past year!

John Lepp, Partner
Agents of Good

Maryann Kerr, CEO Medalist Group



Developing, Building & Revamping Your Major Gift Program

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Assessing Needs


The Essentials

Knowing your organization’s strengths, weaknesses, and growth opportunities are essential before building a major gift and development program. Let me complete a developmental audit so we can create a customized plan to help your organization thrive!


Growth & Development

Assessing your current donor base, identifying opportunities for growth, and building strategic and personalized donor plans will all be key in growing your donor base. Whether it’s preparing proposals and grants or identifying a targeted prospect strategy, I would love to help.

Understanding your organization’s case for support, creating a culture of philanthropy through board and staff training, and knowing how to speak to your donors are all things I can help you with to ensure you have the essential tools required to grow your organization’s revenue.



An important part of building your major gift program is demonstrating impact to those donors who are already supporting you. Custom stewardship reports, moves management plans, and creating a formal donor recognition program are all things I can help build for your organization – ensuring happy donors and continued fundraising success for years to come.



Building a successful career in the charitable sector is hard work. Parenting is challenging and life-changing. Finding a way to balance both work and parenting sometimes feels impossible.

Balanced Good was created to help me find this balance. To fuel my passion for the non-profit sector and help my community, my goal is to work with local and grassroots non-profit organizations to help them to build fundraising capacity and find balance in their demanding workloads. At the same time, I want to set an example for my boys about the importance of doing good work in your community. I’m truly hoping to live a life of Balanced Good.

With a decade of experience in progressive non-profit fundraising work, I pride myself in creating strategic, authentic relationships with the organization I am championing and their donors. I have a real and genuine desire to make a difference in the charitable sector.


My career has focused on major gifts, because of this I am a true relationship builder.
Beyond major gifts, I have experience in stewardship and donor retention, mid-level giving, events, marketing and communications, and corporate sponsorship.  My experience in healthcare philanthropy means I know how to navigate complex organizations. However, I also have the experience of working at a grassroots level through professional and volunteer-based roles.

My volunteer roles have helped shaped the fundraiser I have become, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been the youngest Chair of National Philanthropy Day for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Horseshoe Chapter – a testament to my drive and desire to tackle any challenge I face.

I want my drive and desire to make an impact to help advance your organization. Let’s start a conversation, let me listen to you and share my thoughts of how I can bring balance to your organization’s fundraising program.


Looking forward to

hearing from you! 

(519) 774-2282

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Thanks so much for your message, I'm so glad you are interested in searching for your balance. I will be in touch soon to chat about your fundraising needs.