KELL Partners Reports Record First Quarter, Continues Upward Trajectory for Fourth Straight Year

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As a Salesforce Foundation Strategic Partner focus on NGO Connect implementations helps drive performance for consulting firm that implements technology solutions for nonprofits.

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Our entire team is deeply rooted in the nonprofit community, and we’re honored to play a role which allows nonprofit organizations to accomplish their missions through technology.

KELL Partners, an Austin-based nonprofit consulting firm and one of only six global strategic partners of the Salesforce Foundation, is successfully melding mission with maximum results, allowing nonprofit organizations to be more efficient and effective through the use of critical information technology. After skyrocketing business performance for the last four years, the firm has posted its best fiscal quarter ever with a 115 percent increase in growth for first quarter 2015 from the first quarter of last year.

“Our compelling focus has been to implement and optimize technology solutions for nonprofit organizations that are, quite literally, changing the world,” said Sandra Jensen, KELL Partners founder and president. “Our entire team is deeply rooted in the nonprofit community, and we’re honored to play a role which allows nonprofit organizations to accomplish their missions through technology.”

KELL Partners offers consulting and support, application development and data management for nonprofit organizations. In 2014, the firm expanded its partnership with the Salesforce Foundation, implementing its popular NGO Connect solution, which provides integrated online donation forms and functionality to manage donations, memberships, events, volunteers, matching gifts, stewardship and grants. KELL has created an entire practice division to focus on NGO Connect implementations, led by Brian Weldon.

The company is projecting annual growth of 30 percent, double the amount in 2014. According to Jensen, KELL also anticipates continued growth in its workforce for 2015, hiring additional consultants and technical staff to accommodate the surge in demand.

From health care to public affairs, conservation to education, the company has worked with more than 760 nonprofit organizations since its inception in 2009. Within the last six months, the company has grown by 70 new clients, counting more than 20 nonprofits engaged to implement NGO Connect, including Interfaith Youth Core.

“Prior to NGO Connect we were on a Blackbaud product and were moving to the Salesforce Cloud. KELL did a great job of setting up the process, understanding our requirements and migrating to the new platform so we could begin utilizing the system, quickly and efficiently,” said Keith Yelnick, Interfaith Youth Core IT Manager. “We felt like KELL was a partner throughout the process. They did a great job minimizing our downtime and making the transition as easy as possible on our staff. They provided helpful training and documentation to make sure everybody was comfortable with our new processes and tools.”

In 2014, KELL Partners was recognized by Inc. Magazine on its 33rd Annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. According to Inc. Magazine, the list represents the most comprehensive look at American independent entrepreneurs. Additionally, in 2014, KELL was named to the Austin Business Journal’s “Fast 50” for the second time.

About KELL Partners:
KELL Partners is an Austin-based consulting firm that is focused on helping nonprofits implement and optimize their use of technology. Founded in 2009, the company has worked with more than 760 nonprofit organizations. Services offered by KELL Partners include technical consulting, support training, custom development and data manipulation. For more information, visit

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