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Kristen Theisen

Communication & Leadership Development Consultant, CFRE

Kristen Theisen is a dedicated professional, strategic writer, and conscientious leader. She works collaboratively with clients to identify their strengths, express unique values, and inspire action. Her goal is to provide strategy, synergy, and support for individuals and businesses, with a specialty in nonprofit organizations.


Kristen’s core values are integrity, collaboration, empathy, and commitment. She draws on these principles to develop a true partnership with each client, understanding their needs to successfully advance their goals.


Delivery Tools

  • Insights® Discovery Practitioner 

  • AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising, CFRE Refresher Course, and Donor Retention Workshop

  • Public Relations Consultant: Media relations, publicity, special event management

Education & Training

  • BA – Communication, Business, Administration

  • Certified Fundraising Executive

  • Master Trainer - Association of Fundraising Professionals

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More about Kristen Theisen


Kristen draws on 20+ years of professional experience generating millions in revenue and advancing communications for corporations and nonprofit organizations. She has maintained the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation for more than 10 years, signifying her commitment to upholding the highest standards of ethics, competence, and service to the philanthropic sector.


As a licensed practitioner of Insights® Discovery, Theisen offers transformational workshops that empower individuals with the self-awareness necessary to improve team effectiveness, strengthen relationships, and enhance productivity. She is also a Master Trainer through the Association of Fundraising Professionals.


Originally from a suburb of Cleveland, OH, Kristen spent time in Chicago, IL before trading snow for sun and relocating to Southwest Florida where she lives with her husband and two sons. When she’s not working to amplify communications and nonprofit best practices, you can find her cooking, shopping, or jogging with her dog.


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Kristen's perfect day:

I’d start the day with a morning jog with my pup, Ginger, catching a beautiful sunrise. Relaxing by the pool with a book would be next on the list! While I like getting dressed up and attending galas or charity benefits, my happy place is home. As an enthusiastic cook, I’d host dinner for family and friends, and end the day sipping wine by our backyard fire pit. I love supporting others and I look forward to working with new clients to achieve their goals.

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Insights Practitioner


Kristen Theisen is a licensed Insights practitioner as part of the Fuse - Igniting Communication distributorship

Contact Fuse if you are also interested in becoming an Insights practitioner.


Learn how either you can become an accredited:

  • Client Practitioner to lead Insights sessions within your organization

  • Licensed Practitioner to lead Insights sessions for a variety of organizations

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