Rylan Kepner

Associate Consultant

Washington, D.C.
Practice Areas of Interest

Health/ Health Equity

LGBTQ+, Gender, & Sexuality

Philanthropy & Fundraising

Meet Rylan,

one of our Associate Consultants.


Rylan Kepner (they/them) enjoys helping nonprofit organizations become more effective in achieving their missions. They are particularly passionate about peer learning and community-driven solutions. Through their previous roles in fundraising and philanthropy, Rylan has worked with numerous organizations to support their growth and help them pursue a more equitable and community-centric future. Rylan is particularly passionate about working with organizations that are experiencing growth or facing new challenges with a special interest in working with the philanthropic and LGBTQIA+ communities

Previously, Rylan worked as a grant writer for consulting agency Elevate, where they developed funding proposals and reports and conducted funder prospect research for nonprofits. Rylan was also a Specialist of Leadership and Member Engagement with the Endocrine Society, where they advanced the association’s member-driven activities and governance activities. They also served as a Program Assistant for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), where they created, operationalized, and supported GEO conferences and publishing, providing smarter grantmaking content to support the funder community. Rylan also served as a Program Assistant for Vitalyst Health Foundation, where they operationalized and coordinated multiple projects for the health conversion foundation, including grantmaking, events and programs.

Impact Approach

Rylan is a practical problem solver who is passionate about working towards social transformation for a better future.


  • Arizona State University ‒ B.S., Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Select Clients

Select Publications

  • Colorado Access

  • Rainbow Community Center

  • Reinvestment Fund

  • Tapestry

“I am dedicated to finding solutions that create positive change and drive progress”

Outside of Work

When not working, Rylan can be found baking sweet treats for friends or playing with their pup, Amy. They enjoy spending their free time indulging in their hobbies and spending time with loved ones.