Montgomery Consulting
2014: 25 years of service to progressive nonprofit and economic development organizations.


Mike Montgomery pursued parallel careers in Economic Development and Fundraising for many years until bringing these two streams together in the present form of Montgomery Consulting in 1989.  He has also been an adjunct professor teaching MBA students in the College of Management at Lawrence Technological University and MPA students at Oakland University. As a consultant, he has worked on more than $1 billion in fundraising activity including on some of this region’s most challenging efforts.  Earlier in his career, he headed private sector fundraising for Focus: HOPE, was on staff at Wayne State University and was a program consultant for the Hudson-Webber Foundation.  At the start of his career, he was a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State.  In 2002, Mike won the Michigan Economic Developers Association’s Conboy Award for his contributions to economic development education and professional development and is a three-time winner of MEDA’s President’s Award.  He is a former member of MEDA's Board of Directors and of the Board of Governors of the Cranbrook Schools.  In fall 2009, Crain’s Detroit Business selected him as a leading local adjunct professor for bringing real world challenges and experience to the classroom (for access to the article, click here). He holds an MA from the University of Michigan and an AB from Columbia University.

Allies and Partners, in addition to the principals, our firm has a strong bench on which we can draw to create expanded project teams to meet the specific needs of particular clients. Outstanding firms and individual experts in fundraising writing, graphic design, planned giving, printing/mailing are just some of the additional resources on which we can draw as needed.