Courtney Krus

Executive Vice President

A curious mind, a competitive drive, and an empathetic fundraiser, Courtney Gaines leads client success at NextAfter. In this role, Courtney drives the strategy, testing, and optimization within organization’s fundraising programs; ultimately helping nonprofits grow more names, donors, and dollars for their cause.

Prior to serving as Executive Vice President with NextAfter, she led the digital marketing and fundraising for a broadcast, publishing, and education nonprofit. She has developed and directed multiple innovative, multi-channel fundraising and content marketing campaigns and led enterprise content strategies within the for-profit and nonprofit space.

Her extensive experience fuels her desire to help organizations embrace a culture of optimization and testing, and champion a donor-centric, data-driven philosophy. Courtney is also a board member for a local nonprofit and a momma to two boys.