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Murn and Associates

Proudly serving Non-Profits for over 25 Years

Our Company

Helping Those Who Help Others

Murn & Associates, LLC of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, helps small and medium-sized non-profit organizations meet and exceed their goals. We have been serving nonprofits for over twenty years. Whether we work for you on a project basis or provide ongoing professional counsel, we will lead you step-by-step through such processes as: Assessment and recommendations to build organizational capacity Diversifying your income base Building a fund development Planning a fundraising campaign Facilitating a formal partnership Over the years, we've raised millions of dollars for our clients, working on campaigns ranging from $1 million to over $10 million. Our consultants average more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and draw on expertise from the areas of assessment, development, planning, management and marketing.

Christi Murn


Christi has a background in business and has been with Murn & Associates for 20 years, now in the role as President. Her expertise is in fundraising campaign planning, management, and coaching for staff and volunteers. A dynamic speaker, she is recruited for conferences and workshops on a variety of topics. She facilitates strategic planning for nonprofit organizations, from local grassroots to those national in scope. In addition, Ms. Murn is certified in Nonprofit Organizational Assessments and Board Governance from the Nonprofit Management Fund. She has a passion and commitment to education and social justice, and welcomes the opportunity to drive revenue that can transform organizations. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Currently, Christi sits on The Morgan Family Trust Board of Directors, a national family foundation, and is a volunteer board director on the Friends of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University.

Angela Sorrem


Angela has supported a variety of marketing and fundraising projects. Her education includes a degree from Beloit College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her art background/formally in dance and music enhance her work. Angela is an expert in organizational and project management. She is a dynamic team leader  in project execution, and attention to detail. Her diverse background allows her ease into a variety of socioeconomic millieus, with sensitivity and engagement to vision and goals that promote a cohesive society with shared resources to maximize impact.

Sue Boyle


Sue Boyle has a background in communications and marketing. Her background includes working in the for profit world. She has graciously helped Murn & Associates with communications and graphic arts for more than ten years. She is a graduate from University of Wisconsin Stout.

She also is an active volunteer for the community helping a variety of causes, especially education

James M. Garnes

Of Counsel

James’ background includes over 30 years of progressive experience in institutional development, fund raising, prospect research and cultivation, community service and public relations.

Prior to joining Murn & Associates, he was Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Chicago State University.

He is a graduate of Ohio State University, and holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan.

Mary Douglas

If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.

How We Work

View below some of our key services


We offer a variety of fundraising services to enable your organization to successfully fulfill its mission. 


On-site training sessions to get your whole organization going in the right direction.

Strategic Planning

We facilitate generative discussion that build on assets and opportunities that culminate in an action based work plan to propel the organization to its long-term vision.

Board Development

Assess your current Board Profile skills required to build the effectiveness of your Board, identify and recruit Board candidate and provide support and training to your Board Directors.

Organizational Assessment

Jump start the process of organizational change with a organizational assessment by a professionally trained and certified Diagnostic Clinic Consultant.

Over the years, we have successfully provided organizational planning, training, marketing and fundraising services to nonprofit organizations. Some of our valued clients include:




African American Women’s Breastfeeding Network – African American Women’s Wellness – Alan Kulwicki Park Memorial ~  BridgeBuilders – Cardinal Capital ~  Citizen Action of Wisconsin ~ Citizen Action Education Fund of Wisconsin ~ Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative – Community First ~  Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee ~ Crivitz Youth Inc. – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance  ~ Forward Wisconsin ~ Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County ~ Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee ~ Hmong Chamber of Commerce – Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Corporation  ~ Milwaukee Christian Center ~ Milwaukee Public Library Foundation ~ The Nature Conservancy ~ New Concept  Self Development Center  ~ Wisconsin Be SMART Coalition ~ Kenosha Community Media Center and West Allis Community Media Center ~  Thriving Waukesha – Volunteer Center of Waukesha County ~ Volunteer Center of Racine County ~ YWCA of the USA Task Force ~ YWCA of Greater Milwaukee ~  Walnut Way Conservation Corp – World YWCA ~ Wisconsin Senior Olympics


Alternative Social Studies Project ~   Alverno College ~ Arts @ Large~  ArtWorks for Milwaukee ~ bucketworks ~ Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship ~ Chicago State University ~ Donna Lexa Art Centers ~  Downtown Milwaukee Montesorri School ~ Florentine Opera ~ Express Yourself Milwaukee ~ Islands of Brilliance – Know Thyself  ~ Layton Art Collection ~  Malaika Early Learning Center ~ North Shore Academy of the Arts  ~ Redline ~ Risen Savior Church and School ~ University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Continuing Education Extension ~ University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education   ~ Woodland Pattern


Anxiety Disorders Foundation ~ Arc of Racine County ~ The Association for the Rights of Citizens with Handicaps (ARCh) ~ American Lung Association of Wisconsin ~ Big Brothers Big Sisters ~ Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee ~  Center for Blind & Visually Impaired Children ~ Deaf Seniors Housing Project ~ Children’s Outing Association ~ Citizen Advocates of Washington County ~  Family Service of Waukesha~Food Pantry of Waukesha County-Food Recovery Project ~ Grassroots Empowerment Project ~ IndependenceFirst~ Islamic Family Social Services Kyles Korner ~Lao Family Community ~ Lakeside Curative Services ~ Life Navigators – Mental Health Association in Milwaukee County ~ Mental Health Association in Waukesha County ~   Milwaukee Center For Independence ~ Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation ~ NAMI Greater Milwaukee ~  NAMI of Washington County – Safe Babies/Healthy Families ~ Sophia’s Heart ~ Warmline, Inc.~ Washington Island Community Health – United Methodist Children’s Services~ Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic

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River Bank Plaza Building, Suite 824, 740 N. Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203
email: cmurn@murnandassociates.com