Serving organizations with grants and communications

Crystal Nutt Consulting


Crystal is an independent consultant with a passion for producing grants and communications that help people and build community. She has been supporting nonprofits for 14 years, serving organizations in primarily health and human services with various forms of fundraising and communications. Crystal is most often recognized for her ability to write and communicate effectively, think strategically and manage details thoroughly.

Crystal offers Crystal Clear training sessions, including topics such as grant writing, storytelling and fund development planning. She has a marketing communications degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and is a member of the Grant Professionals Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. Her greatest honor in life is being a wife and mother to three young children.

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Crystal Nutt Consulting



Grant ready assessment
Grant ready planning
Prospect research
Grant calendar creation
Proposal content development
Proposal attachment assembly
Application submission
Reporting management
Review and editing
Fund development counsel, as needed


News releases
Case statements
Requests for proposal


Let’s explore how I can help move your mission forward. Contact me today to set up a free 30-minute consultation.


Client Testimonials

Brianda Cediel, Executive Director at Hands Across the World

"I had the opportunity to work with Crystal as a grant writer, and I had a good experience. She produced positive results that generated funding for Hands Across the World. Crystal takes the time to visit with you, learn about the philosophy of your agency and understand your mission in order to express the personality of your organization on paper. I gladly recommend her services."

Noel McCormick – Vice President of Advancement at Rise, Inc.

“I feel fortunate to have found Crystal to help with our grants and with our written communications. She has jumped in this year and taken on several large grant projects right away. She is thoughtful, organized, strategic, and most importantly an excellent writer and communicator. Rise is a very large and complex organization with over 40 different programs. It can be challenging to get oriented. I can highly recommend Crystal without reservation and look forward to continuing to work with her for years to come.”


Throughout her career, Crystal has helped several organizations, including:

Rise, Inc. – Spring Lake Park
ESR, Inc. - Stillwater
Hands Across the World – St. Cloud
DAAC Playground Committee - Danube
Canvas Health – Oakdale
American Cancer Society – St. Cloud
Central Minnesota Women Magazine – St. Cloud
WACOSA – St. Cloud
Stearns History Museum – St. Cloud
Wright County Area United Way - Monticello
Resurrection Lutheran Church – Monticello
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota – St. Cloud

Successful Grants Written

A sampling of successful grants written by Crystal includes:

Benton Telecommunications Foundation
CentraCare Health Foundation
Central Minnesota Arts Board
Central Minnesota Community Foundation Women's Fund
Minnesota Arts Board
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Otto Bremer Trust
St. Cloud Disability Council
Stearns Electric Association Trust
Walmart Foundation