Get to Know the Brains Behind Do Good Better Consulting!
Founder of Do Good Better Consulting
Patrick Kirby is the Founder of Do Good Better Consulting and a believer that “we’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language.
Patrick has spent over a decade working in nearly every capacity in the nonprofit industry, for organizations of all shapes and sizes, and strives to ‘Do Good Better’ every day. From organizing $10,000 cure walks to $1 million galas, Patrick’s passion lies in creating creative solutions to make fundraising less boring.
He cut his donor relations/fundraising teeth as the Alumni Coordinator at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, MN, before trying his hand as a manufacturing sales rep to companies such as Target and Best Buy. Tired of being yelled at for uncontrollable international shipping issues in both English and Chinese, Patrick re-joined the world of nonprofit work as the Sr. Development Director at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation MN/Dakotas Chapter before taking the Chief Development Officer position at the Anne Carlsen Center.
He earned his B.A. in “B.S.” (politics) at Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and is hopelessly addicted to super nerdy Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels and old school SquareSoft ® RPG Nintendo games. Patrick married out of his league to his wife Shannon, has three ridiculously adorable children named Spencer, Preston and Willow, and lives in West Fargo, ND.
Business Development &
Leah Reed is the Business Development & Operations Manager at Do Good Better Consulting. Before joining Do Good Better Consulting, Leah onboarded Discovery Benefits (currently WEX) largest clients in her Senior Implementation Manager Position.
Her experience in project management and relationship building is where her true passion lies. Leah was born and raised in Fargo, ND and currently resides in Horace, ND with her husband, oldest son Kaleb and youngest daughter Vada. Leah enjoys spending time with family and friends squeezing in as many coffee dates as possible! Leah loves the outdoors, MN lakes season and wishes she didn't have to move away to enjoy it year round!
Bridget Courneya is the Communications and Engagement Strategist for Do Good Better Consulting. After years of working in philanthropy, nonprofits, editorial, and technology, she's excited to blend these experiences in a whole new [and AWESOME] way.
Bridget began her career at Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity as an Americorps Vista focused on Marketing and Resource Development. While there, she developed marketing plans to support matching day programs like GiveMN and Giving Hearts Day and organized the annual Tour De Habitat fundraiser. In 2015, Bridget joined The Barry Foundation where she led Philanthropy and Youth, a local grant-making program for 700+ students and 40 advisors across 21 high schools to grant $110,000 annually. From 2019-2022, Bridget led a multi-media editorial strategy as a Microsoft Power Platform Community Manager and Editor for Dynamic Communities. During her time there, she led the Acceleration Economy Analyst Network, Women in Tech Events, and Tech for Good Initiatives.
Bridget is a Psychology and Social Work graduate from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Peak life experiences include singing the National Anthem for the NHRA International Dragway Tournament and bungee jumping from Besseggen Ridge in Norway. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, attempting to keep her houseplants alive, and spending time with her husband and dog, Arthur.