ABOUT US!

Get to Know the Brains Behind Do Good Better Consulting!

Patrick Kirby

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.

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Abby Furchner

Creative Project & Media Manager

Abby is the Creative Project & Media Manager for Do Good Better Consulting. 

After spending some time in the news industry, Abby decided to take a leap of faith and join Patrick to help nonprofits continue to do great things within their community! 

Abby's true passion lies in being creative. Whether it be storytelling, developing video content or creating meaningful social media posts. She has an eye for producing engaging messages to reach any sort of audience. 

Abby graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. degree in Journalism. She is obsessed with documentaries, loves true crime podcasts and is always craving chicken enchiladas. 

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