Denise Kuhn - Principal, Southern California

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Denise Kuhn, nonprofit, principal

Practice Focus

Small to mid-size nonprofits

International missions

Faith-based outreach


Denise comes to the Nonprofit Practice of OneAccord with 30 years of experience serving organizations that are making a difference in lives as diverse as junior high students and top media executives. She knows what it is like to approach a daring and bold vision with limited resources.

As an objective-driven, collaborative professional with a broad base of fundraising success, Denise is committed to helping a team stay focused on its mission, accomplish its purpose, and fulfill its hopes and dreams.

Building relationships with donors, facilitating their partnership in important and meaningful work, and training others to do the same, have been some of the most rewarding elements of her career. Denise is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and lives in California with her husband.

Client Feedback

San Bernardino Symphony:“I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done—you have most certainly brought our direct mail work to a whole new level.”Read More…
— Executive Director

United World Mission:“John and I can’t imagine reaching our support goal without your help. By this point, John is confident that he has the tools, training, and practice he needs to be effective.”Read More…
— Deputized Fundraiser

Mastermedia:“Denise has worked faithfully, professionally, and with a passion . . . and has given the most effective leadership to our Advancement efforts of anyone in the history of the ministry.”Read More…
— Founder and CEO

Redlands Community Foundation: “What an outstanding resource we have in Denise! I am so excited to know we have a person of her caliber working for RCF.”Read More…
— Past President of the Board

Case Studies

San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra: Denise worked with the executive director and the chair of the development committee of the board and together they…raised eight times as much money as what they had raised in recent years. Read More…

Micah House is an afterschool outreach to at-risk kids in a low-income, high-crime neighborhood:
“Receiving advice from Denise is priceless! …One of the things I learned from Denise was to communicate ‘impact’ with our supporters, not the ‘activities’ we do.”Read More…
– Dr. David Wilson | Executive Director

United World Mission:“…partnered with Denise Kuhn to rewrite curriculum and revamp training we give our new staff that will be raising funds…Denise would be an asset to any fundraising or development team or any organization that needs to improve the way they interact with their financial supporters and donors.”Read More…
– Jim Vitello


Forest Home’s Dream Big Initiative Groundbreaking

Christian Leadership Alliance
The Outcomes Conference Faculty

Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
April 19th-21st, 2016


Six-hour Intensive Training Institute
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
9:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
90-minute Workshop
Thursday, Apr. 21, 2016