About Us

Our mission is to build fundraising skills, organizational capacity, and effective leadership in the nonprofit sector.

Our vision is a nonprofit sector filled with thriving organizations equipped to build a better world.

As a nonprofit leader, you work hard every day to protect our planet, create vibrant communities, and provide a safety net to society’s most vulnerable.

We founded The Ostara Group to help you succeed in that vital work.

After ten years and more than 350 clients, we’ve learned that addressing organizational culture is crucial to the success of your organization and fundraising efforts.

Our team of advisors collaborates with you to unlock your organization’s full potential and make your vision a reality. We work with you to craft innovative strategies, pair them with sound implementation processes to increase your impact and strengthen your development program.

  • We Believe

    funding is more sustainable when the relationship between your program and fundraising staff is healthy and supportive.

  • We Believe

    fundraising is not about the money, but what the money you raise allows you, your organization, and your donors to accomplish.

  • We Believe

    organizations are more stable when they set goals for sustaining and growing their impact based on what their donors are able to give.

  • We Believe

    organizations thrive when their fundraising program is designed to prevent development staff and volunteer burnout.

  • We Believe

    your fundraising capacity grows when it is valued as highly, and invested in as thoughtfully, as your core program activities.

Our Values


Client service is paramount to everything we do. We strive to make a lasting and positive impact.


Empathy and compassion are fundamental to our work. We truly care about you and the people you serve.


We advocate for leadership that serves the greater good. The principles of social justice and equity guide our work.


We foster an entrepreneurial spirit and act creatively to overcome challenges in your organization. We see obstacles as opportunities to improve systems and achieve goals.


We value transparency and authenticity. We always tell the truth, with sincerity and respect.


We’re Here To Help

The Ostara Group is an advisor to mission-driven nonprofits. We’re experienced strategists, coaches, fundraisers, and leaders who are here to help your organization overcome challenges and meet fundraising goals.

Our team members have worked in organizations with missions spanning all areas of the nonprofit sector. We’re operational experts who have earned our stripes on the ground, building development programs that excel and catalyze lasting change. Our solutions speak to your organization’s strengths, goals, and growth opportunities.

We innovate and experiment. We develop winning ideas. We create impact and empower your team. 

We work with you to create a roadmap to success and guide you toward your desired future.

Contact Us

The Ostara Group
104 W Roy St.
Seattle, WA 98119

Phone Number:
(206) 466-1495

Kyle Halmrast

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