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
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
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