GraceWorks' consultants represent experts in a variety of fields: marketing, fundraising, marketing research, leadership alignment, information technology, web marketing, and capital stewardship. Depth and breadth -- this is GraceWorks' distinctive. Our strategic partners enable us to offer holistic, custom-tailored solutions.
Innovator and Developer — those two words best describe GraceWorks' Founder and President. Dan Krause has served non-profits his entire 22-year career, including 17 years of full-time fund development, 15 capital stewardship campaigns, and over $21 million raised. Krause's areas of expertise include Capital Stewardship, Non-Profit Capital Campaigns, Feasibility Studies, Major Gifts, Marketing and Leadership Renewal. A product of a Christian elementary school, Grace Lutheran, Fargo , ND , Krause started working professionally with Christian schools in 1988. He credits his father, Eugene, for instilling his deep passion for the success of Christian schools. •See Dan Krause’s complete biography•Download Dan’s bio in PDF
GraceWorks partner Ray Webb is the Founder and President of VisionPlanning and ImpactKidz. Like GraceWorks, ImpactKidz has the audacious goal of raising up 10,000 Christian schools in our generation, resulting in the “Daniel Generation” of wise leaders (Daniel 1:20). Using a revelatory, Biblical approach, VisionPlanning provides world-class visioning and planning services to Christian churches and schools. Functional architecture and use of a participatory process that builds ownership among key constituents are integral parts of the Vision Planning process. GraceWorks is pleased to be partnering with Vision Planning, Ray and his staff, our newest strategic partner. •See Ray Webb’s complete biography
Mr. Rogalski has consulted over 300 schools in the past twenty years in all areas of financial development, marketing, starting new schools and master planning. He frequently speaks at large educational conferences plus smaller groups of principals, teachers and school boards. Bob was one of the first non-public school administrators to receive the National Distinguished Principal award from the United States Secretary of Education, at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. Bob has served as an instructor/administrator at: •Hong Kong International School•Joy Community Christian School – Glendale, Arizona•Eltingville Christian School – Staten Island, New York•St. Paul’s Lutheran School – New Orleans, Louisiana•American Embassy School – New Dehli, India•Martin Luther School – Phoenix, Arizona•Hope Christian School – Gastonia, North Carolina Bob also served in a development capacity with Social Ministries of the Southwest and with CLEF (Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Fund). He has degrees form Concordia, River Forest and the University of New Orleans.•See Bob Rogalski’s complete biography•Download Bob’s bio in PDF
Strategic partner Tom McClintock demonstrates GraceWorks' commitment to bring innovation and new ideas from other industries to marketing Christian schools. In addition to co-founding NSI Partners, an ecommerce and web marketing provider, Tom co-founded NC, Inc., a $22 million dollar wireless and web content company. There he built and ran a sales department that surpassed all monthly goals and won clients such as Sprint, CBS, Cox Communications, and Accenture. Prior to that, Tom was Senior Consultant and Director of Marketing and Operations for the Peer-Scape® (at Deloitte & Touche, LLP) where he launched high technology products in the financial services and telecommunications industries. •See Tom McClintock's complete biography
Wayne Baker has been involved with Christian school ministries for more than 47 years. He was an administrator for 45 of those years, serving in six different schools. In addition to his administration role, Mr. Baker has also served in a number of other ways in the Christian school community. He is a frequent convention speaker and presenter, has served as a board member with three Christian school associations, and served both as President and Vice President of the Mid Atlantic Christian Schools Association. For eight years he also represented the Christian school movement as a member of the Blue Ribbon Schools panel for the US Department of Education. Mr. Baker has been a consultant for more than forty years, helping Christian schools with planning, transition, with financial advice, and helping start several schools. He recently developed a leadership inventory, the Dimensions of Leadership, to evaluate effectiveness in school leadership. He uses the inventory in his unique leadership coaching program.Areas of expertise - financial management, board governance, leadership coaching, trouble shooting•See Wayne Baker’s complete biography•Download Waynes bio in PDF
Simone Frederick BioSimone Frederick brings many years of admissions, marketing, administrative, and project management experience in the educational, corporate, and non-profit sectors to the GraceWorks team. She is a skilled event planner with events that include fundraising galas, education meetings and seminars, volunteer banquets, walk/run-a-thons, and even community carnivals. She also has a background in development and writing. Simone enjoys using practical, yet creative, ways to assist organizations with their growth goals. Simone has been a community volunteer since the age of 11, serving in various volunteer capacities and on boards and committees in Canada and the U.S. In addition to working for corporate giants in the retail and financial sectors, Simone Frederick has spent much of her career working for and with non-profits and schools, giving her a well-rounded understanding of the needs of small and large non-profit organizations.In August 2009, Simone began working with Daystar School in downtown Chicago. Enrollment was 105 students in PK-8. While still getting her feet wet, the principal came to Simone a few months later, indicating that the number of applications was down from previous years. This alarmed Simone and sparked her into action. By the time school opened in August 2010, Simone had grown the school to 145 students. In the six years since, Simone has grown the Pre-K program from 12 students it’s inaugural year to 90 students (capacity) with a waiting pool; overall enrollment has increased to over 300 students; second kindergarten and first grade classes have been added; and numerous building projects have been required to accommodate the growth. It should be noted that Ms. Frederick has accomplished her enrollment goals by working part-time at Daystar School and that she managed to reduce her annual marketing budget by $10,000. How did she do it? Simone took ownership of the admissions process and implored grassroots marketing and creative, out-of-the box marketing strategies. She read Dan Krause’s “Marketing Christian Schools: The Definitive Guide. Essentials Volume 1” from cover to cover. As she began to implement Dan’s Christian school marketing ideas and “got creative,” Simone saw immediate and tangible results. Simone Frederick is excited to be working with Dan Krause and the GraceWorks team. She finds true joy in helping other schools increase their enrollment numbers but her true passion is in knowing that by furthering faith-based education she is making a positive difference in the lives of children and families. Simone Frederick is the youngest of four and grew up in the Toronto, Canada area. An American citizen now, she has lived in the U.S. since 1999 and currently resides in Chicago, IL. Simone can often be found at a swimming pool watching her son (a competitive swimmer) or listening to her daughter sing (ear plugs no longer required). •Download Simone’s bio in PDF
Amanda comes to GraceWorks with a strong background in marketing, growth consulting, event planning, and fundraising. Working part-time at Treasure Valley Christian school in Ontario, Oregon, in Oregon’s poorest county, Amanda nearly doubled enrollment in the first year, and more than doubled fund development results. •See Amanda Barry’s complete biography