North Texas’ RKD Group Acquires California-Based Heller Consulting

Plano-based RKD said that Heller Consulting brings three decades of expertise in systems design and implementation to RKD Group's existing fundraising and marketing solutions for nonprofit organizations.

Plano-based RKD Group has acquired Heller Consulting, a leading strategy, planning, and implementation provider for nonprofit technology headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area.

“The combination of RKD and Heller directly addresses two common challenges for nonprofits: foundational technology and data practices, as well as the strategic use of that technology to drive improved fundraising outcomes,” RKD Group CEO Chris Pritcher said in a statement.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

RKD said that Heller Consulting brings three decades of expertise in systems design and implementation to RKD Group’s existing fundraising and marketing solutions. From implementation to activation, RKD said the two organizations will help nonprofits design, orchestrate, and activate data and technology to accelerate growth.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the future of our companies—and the fundraising industry,” Keith Heller, founder of Heller Consulting, said in a statement. “Heller is a best-in-class strategy and technology provider that is now part of a best-in-class fundraising and marketing solutions provider. Together, we can connect the dots for so many nonprofit clients we serve.”

Heller will operate as an RKD Group subsidiary

Heller Consulting will operate as a subsidiary of RKD Group and will continue to help nonprofit organizations understand and find solutions for their specific technology challenges, the companies said. Keith Heller will remain on board as a strategic adviser, and Jeffery Appell will serve as president of Heller Consulting, an RKD Group company.

“Our joint vision is to help design and usher in the new era of nonprofit marketing and fundraising through our combined commitment to connection,” Appell said in a statement. “Together, we can leverage technology, strategy and activations that create dynamic donor experiences for today’s—and tomorrow’s—donors.”

RKD Group is a leading fundraising and marketing solutions provider for hundreds of growth-focused nonprofit organizations across North America.

Alongside its subsidiary companies Summit Marketing, Data Management Inc., and Heller Consulting, RKD said it leverages technology, advanced data science, and award-winning strategic and creative leadership to accelerate net revenue growth, build long-term donor relationships and drive the best return on investment.

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