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Helping Nonprofits
to Save the World

Nonprofit organizations exist to solve critical social issues in our communities. That is important and challenging work! Leaders cannot, and should not, tackle it alone. Developing a strong and healthy Board of Directors that is right for your organization is key to success.

At Athena we help nonprofit leaders to curate Boards of Directors that will drive impact, financial stability, and long-term organizational sustainability. We believe that a significant value nonprofits provide is engaging more people in caring about the issues facing our communities.

By creating a Board of Superheroes, organizations will increase their mission impact, engage more people in helping with their cause, and ensure that the organization will be able to do their great work long after the founder has stepped away.

About Us

Every nonprofit needs money. Unfortunately, that is where many organizations want to start – with fundraising. Jumping right into raising money is like building a house without a foundation. It might work for a while, but it’s not going to last. 

Athena Coaching & Consulting helps nonprofits to develop a solid foundation by curating a Board of Directors that is right for them. Through evaluating, educating, and empowering the board, we will help take your organization where you want (and the community needs) it to go. Not only that, developing your Board of Superheroes enables leaders to gain more time to focus on the important work of saving the world!

The Athena mission is to make the world a better place by strengthening cause-driven organizations through development of dynamic Boards of Directors. 

Our Services


You have identified a problem and have unique ideas on how to solve it. Starting a nonprofit is a great option! However, there is a lot that goes into creating an organization that will provide impact and make the world a better place. 

Based on your needs and your capacity we will coach you on your plan, assist with bringing your dream to reality, help establish your mission and vision, develop plans for engaging others and more.

Board of Directors Makeover

When a founder starts a nonprofit they must focus their time and energy on establishing program or service operations. Sometimes this is at the expense of their Board of Directors. We help organizations to evaluate, educate and empower their Board. Through recruiting and onboarding tools we help you curate the right board for your organization.


Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning is what connects your mission to your day-to-day activities. Additionally, it provides the stucture to engage your Board of Directors in their role of advancing your organization. Taking the time to step away from the operations and work “on” your business is a practice that agencies of any age will benefit from. We customize the planning process based on the needs of your organization and your board. 

Staff development

One thing that all nonprofits have in common is that they all need people to deliver their mission. Caring individuals with a passion for the cause are the backbone of any organization. Effectively deploying, leading, managing and holding those people accountable is key to running a quality agency. We coach on structure, supervisory skills, and leadership.

Training & Facilitation

Team Development is one of the most important things you can do to ensure the success of your company! Yet, who has time? Athena creates customized trainings, meetings, and retreats for your staff and volunteers. With quality training and communication your business will thrive!

What Our Clients Say About Us

veronica c
“We were in need for guidance on how to start a fundraising campaign. I just mentioned this to Kim and she offered her time and skills to help us not only get organized around fundraising but to actually have our case statement and elevator pitch ready to go. Kim was highly effective and empathetic on understanding our needs, our vision and the direction we wanted to go. She offered her extensive expertise in nonprofits and management in a very humble way, volunteering her time and talents to help us get started. Kim did an exceptional contribution to our organization and I am extremely satisfied with the end result. Her passion to help others succeed is evident, and her professionalism is extraordinary.”
Veronica C.
“I had the pleasure of having Kim teach me how to train front line and wellness staff for the YMCA, as well as be her training partner over the course of several years. Kim is relentlessly hopeful. Her passion to meet people where they are, listen and hold space for them, and encourage their own ideas and accountability is truly remarkable. Kim has a gift. She is patient and allows for exploration of all ideas; she is firm with goals and forward movement, but at a pace which is supportive and holistic. Kim is insightful and open. She is eager to help people feel empowered and realistically confident, no matter the challenges to the goals before them. Every time I had the opportunity to see Kim coach a training participant, it was always amazing to see the process unfold and for true breakthroughs to happen. Coaching is a fascinating endeavor and it is exciting to be the focus of coaching sessions with someone as skilled as Kim. It is a uniquely positive and motivating experience I have witnessed and been part of many, many times. There is an energy about it that Kim captures by being fully present.”
Sarah W.
"I was fortunate to have Kim as my supervisor while working for a local non-profit. Kim leads by example and devotes time to your personal and professional growth. She is truly an exceptional leader which is why your company would not only gain an insight into better work practices, but also how to connect with your staff personally. I grew into the leader I am today because of her dedication and devotion to making the workplace the best venue for professional growth."
Austin M.
"I owe Kim so much gratitude for her role in developing me as a leader in the nonprofit field for nearly 20-years now. Kim was great in the early part of my career in identifying skills and learning opportunities that I really needed in order to develop my skill sets and competencies to really be effective and grow my influence and my role. She was always great at holding me accountable and stretching me in ways that helped me achieve what I wanted. Firm when needed to be, but always supportive. Kim is an outstanding leader and mentor. I highly encourage you to partner with her to develop your skills and leadership toward where you want to go in your career."
Eric K.
"Kim Stewart has been such an asset to Reigning Hope Therapy Services, a nonprofit in Falcon, Colorado. We brought Kim on to help us with board development and improve the organization's structure at the beginning of the year. In a short time, Kim gave us such valuable information to work with and completely changed our outlook on how to run a board. Kim is a fantastic business and nonprofit coach, and I could not recommend her more for any size business! Thank you, Kim, for all your hard work with us; we appreciate it."
Mallorie T.