At Non-Profit DNA we exist to help non-profit organizations strive to achieve their greatest capacity of revenue generation.

We assist the NPO market through consultation and advisory services, cohort training groups, C-level leadership searches, data and marketing assessments, digital marketing, strategic planning, Major Donor Rep training, planned giving, non-cash giving strategies and complete take over (outsourced) leadership of the NPO fundraising, marketing and development processes and management. We bring only seasoned leaders in all areas of NPO management.

Tim Smith

Managing Partner

Tim Smith has over 30 years of experience in Non Profit Administration, Management and Fund Development.  Having served as a Chief Development Officer in Non-Profit Organizations providing a wide range of expertise and resource in Non Profit leadership and management.

Tim has served a variety of roles in executive non-profit leadership for mega size organizations.

Tim serves as Founder and CEO for Non-Profit DNA, a boutique firm committed to helping non-profits build their capacity through fundraising, leadership, team building, staff recruiting and coaching.

Previously, Tim has served as the Chief Development Officer for Food for the Hungry and most recently,  Museum of the Bible. In these roles he provided the executive global management of all fundraising and marketing activities.

Mike Meyers


Mike believes that leadership and fundraising capacity are vital competencies where nonprofits need to invest.

Previously, Mike served in the roles of Chief Development Officer for two large nonprofits and most recently as the CEO of Food for the Hungry.  During his time at Food for the Hungry, Mike led global strategic planning and helped to more than double the private income resulting in more support going to some of the worlds most vulnerable.  He has over 20 years of nonprofit experience in fundraising and leadership within organizations and as a consultant.  During the last 20+ years Mike has been involved in nonprofit work in over 60 countries and raised funds on 6 continents.

Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Life Science from Kansas State University in 1996 and a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Nazarene Theological Seminary.

Stephanie Peterson - Creative Services Director

Stephanie Peterson

Creative Services Director

Stephanie describes her creative aesthetic in three words: Clean. Modern. Simple. She brings a fresh, contemporary feel to any marketing and creative project.

Her experience encompasses all aspects of the marketing and creative field including branding and identity, graphic design, digital marketing, strategic proposals and presentations, as well as the implementation of marketing strategies.

Most recently, Stephanie held the position of Digital Strategy Manager for CURE International where she oversaw social media campaigns and elevated the brand awareness and online reputation of the organization. Under her guidance, she was instrumental in organically growing their digital audience by 92%. Prior to CURE, she served as Lead Graphic Designer for Museum of the Bible during which time she created graphic solutions that introduced the museum’s branding guidelines and strategy. Stephanie was also responsible for the production of numerous collateral materials, and digital and print communication pieces critical to the engagement of donors and key stakeholders.

Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Park University in Parkville, MO.

Danny Sojka

Project Manager

Danny Sojka works with Non Profit DNA team members and clients to achieve the highest level of efficiency in our work together.


Mike King

Mike King has served in the Nonprofit world for 44 years. Mike is currently the President/CEO of Youthfront based in Kansas City. Mike is an idea generator, a futurist and a serial entrepreneur/intrapreneur. Mike has a M.A. in Counseling, a M.A. in Theology and is in the process of completing a Doctorate in Spiritual Formation. His expertise in the Non-Profit world is leadership, organizational infrastructure, creating generative work environments, Foundation funding, and Major Donor fund raising.

Lisen Tammeus Mann

Lisen Tammeus Mann has more than 20 years’ experience in nonprofit marketing and fundraising. She has a passion for developing volunteer engagement models to grow advocacy and financial support for an organization’s mission.

The majority of Lisen’s career has been in alumni relations and development in higher education. She served more than 10 years as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, managing a staff of 17 and directing annual giving programs, alumni and volunteer communications and programs, signature events, strategic marketing, database management, and nearly 60 alumni, constituent and volunteer boards.

Jeremy Reis

Jeremy Reis

Jeremy Reis is the Sr. Director of Marketing for Food for the Hungry, a relief and development organization working in over 20 countries. At Food for the Hungry, he manages the team responsible for marketing, sports and mainstream artist partners, direct mail and digital fundraising. Jeremy is on the Advisory Council for Christian Leadership Alliance where he serves as a member of the strategy leadership.

Jeremy’s worked in a variety of corporate, consulting, and nonprofit roles. He started his career on the tech side and after finishing his MBA at The Ohio State University, jumped over to marketing with nonprofits. He understands and speaks fluent geek, while being able to translate real business needs into actionable plans. Jeremy blogs at

Jeremy is the author of Raise More Money with Email and the upcoming book Magnetic Nonprofit.

Jeremy lives near Franklin, Tennessee with his wife Jennica and seven children.


Book cover of "What Have I Gotten Myself Into?" by Timothy L. Smith

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

What Have I Gotten Myself Into? is a guidebook to building a successful nonprofit organization. The nonprofit sector is full of twists and turns, this book will help you understand how to navigate the nonprofit world, by using principles that create a pathway for a lifetime of success.

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Donors Are People Too

Beautifully practical, straightforward wisdom for dealing personally with your ministry’s highest-potential donors … from a man who has spent his life there! This extraordinary book offers a refreshing new way of thinking and interacting with major contributors and potential major contributors to your ministry – not simply in terms of “fundraising” but as a ministry to them.

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