I am an experienced nonprofit and philanthropic consultant and leader, and I am also the co-author of State of Giving: Stories of Oregon Volunteers, Donors, and Nonprofits (OSU Press 2015), the definitive book on Oregon nonprofits and philanthropy. For nonprofits, I work across multiple areas ranging from board and leadership training to interim leadership and strategic, communications, and development consulting. I also enjoy working with companies and individuals looking to increase their philanthropic impact, and I am delighted to be the part-time Executive Director of The Portland Clinic Foundation.

My former life as an educator means that I am a practiced public speaker and moderator who is skilled at training and convening. In work and in life, my interests are broad, and I enjoy working with diverse groups of people and helping others to realize their potential. Arts and heritage, education, health and wellness, equity/social justice, and conservation are key focuses of mine, but I happily work outside of these areas as well.

I am also an avid volunteer, serving as Grants Chair of the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, advisor to the Center for Immigration Legal Defense, former board secretary and biennial chair for Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center, and as a member of the Oregon Historical Society Cabinet, the Crow’s Shadow Institute for the Arts board, ARCS Foundation Oregon, and AFP Oregon. In my spare time, I am an adventurous traveler, an enthusiastic consumer of arts and culture, a reader, hiker, skier, amateur photographer, very amateur singer and pianist, and a budding but clearly untalented gardener.


To reach me, please email kris[at]kris-anderson[dot]com.