Susan Kinney

Senior Consultant

Susan brings over two decades of leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector, serving in both executive and consultant capacities. Her tenure with Copley Raff has included engagements with Southcoast Health System, Citi Performing Arts Center, Catholic Charities North, The Learning Center for the Deaf, Community Health Connections, Hallmark Health Systems, Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod, and Trinity Repertory Company. Sue has led projects in organizational assessment; fundraising preparation, planning, and execution; board training; strategic planning; and campaign feasibility.

Prior to Copley Raff, Sue served as a development consultant, advising a diverse clientele spanning the arts, human services, education, and religion. Her clients included The Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Project Bread, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, and many others.

During most of the 1990’s, Sue served as a Senior Management Consultant with the Wayland Group in Sudbury, Massachusetts, where she worked on capital campaign planning; long range strategic planning; major gifts; planned giving; and executive search. During her seven years with the company, Sue advised a variety of clients including the National Academy of Sciences, the Boston Foundation, Radcliffe College, Tufts University, Emerson College, Lasell College, YMCA of Greater Boston, the Worcester Art Museum, the New England Aquarium, Chestnut Hill School, Miss Hall’s School, Nashoba Brooks School and Shady Hill School.

Prior to her work as a consultant, Sue spent a decade as a senior executive with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, helping build a nascent development operation into a top-tier advancement program. As Assistant Director of Development, Sue wore a variety of hats, supervising the Annual Fund department, raising major gifts, establishing successful independent fundraising programs for Tanglewood and the Boston Pops, inaugurating the BSO’s successful corporate fundraising franchise, Presidents at Pops, and serving on the team that planned the capital campaign for Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood.

A cum laude graduate of Middlebury College, Sue served two terms on the Board of Directors of Women in Development of Greater Boston and continues to be an active mentor to young professionals entering the field.