Expert advice providing essential guidance.

We help nonprofits enhance organizational capacity, reduce risks, and manage data.


Kayak offers a range of consulting services, all designed to help your organization build its capacity - whether you're looking for a small tweak or a complete overhaul, Kayak has you covered - designing a plan that lets you get precisely what you need.

Our Approach

Every organization is unique. One-size-fits-all approaches will never help your organization reach its full potential. Kayak delivers custom solutions, custom tailored to you - your industry, your culture, your one-of-a-kind challenges.

Robin Carton, Principal

Robin Carton, Principal

Robin Carton has a background in progressive philanthropy, grassroots political organizing and law. For 18 years she was the Director of Grantmaking and Finance at RESIST, a social justice foundation supporting grassroots activism. During that time Robin provided technical assistance to social change organizations nationwide on capacity building, organizational development, financial management, grant writing and compliance with regulatory issues.

She also leveraged new funding for current and former grantees from larger foundations, awarded over 2,500 grants and drafted both direct mail and on-line donor appeals. Prior to her time at RESIST, Robin was a plaintiff side employment lawyer and spent ten years in child care, both teaching and working to develop the capacity of child care providers.

Robin is committed to working with organizations in a way that is supportive of their mission, goals and staff – without all the jargon!