Kelsey Hitchingham is the Founder and Executive Director of The Hitchingham Group, a data and finance analysis consulting firm for small and mid-sized Austin-based nonprofits. With over a decade of nonprofit operational experience, Kelsey graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Economics, which she has used to apply quantitative analysis to increasing nonprofit fundraising capacity.
Kelsey is passionate about progressive and social issues. In 2006 she founded a small nonprofit that funded the construction of a school in the village of Mae Sot, Thailand, which borders what is now called Myanmar and is home to thousands of Myanmar refugees. Kelsey was a 2018 fellow of New Leaders Council, the country's largest Millennial Leadership Training Institute, and now serves as Co-Director of the Austin NLC Chapter. Additionally, she sits on the board of Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project and is Vice Chair of the Austin Young Chamber's Economic Development Committee.
After ten years of working as a data and financial analyst in nonprofits, most recently managing over $20MM in funding for global environmental issues, Kelsey founded The Hitchingham Group in order to refocus on Austin-based nonprofits. A resident of the city since 2009, Kelsey has witnessed the growth and is adamant that social and human concerns remain met. Kelsey is a strong believer that nonprofits should experience funding on par with corporations and tech companies, and she is dedicated to keeping Austin a welcoming, inclusive, and weird city.
University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Economics, 2015