A head for business, a heart for community.


A head for business, a heart for community.

by katietrotter

Who We Are

We are a husband and wife team who believe in strengthening communities by empowering the non-profits that serve them.

With 30+ combined years of experience in non-profits and business, we are striving to live life differently and use our skills in creative ways. We both left traditional careers (Jonathan in Corporate America and Katie a Non-Profit Executive Director) and each morning we wake up excited to see how our ‘Head for Business and Heart for Community’ can better serve those around us.

Op-Art (Operational Art) is the application of creative imagination and thinking. The creative thinking used to design strategies, campaigns, and operations that achieve mission-critical results and combine the art (strategy, innovation and vision) with the science (data and operational capacity) of non-profits.

We provide a wide range of services that can help strengthen your organization, your board of directors, and your staff.  From Strategic Planning to Event Management, and everything in-between, we have the skills and experience to help your non-profit succeed.

We have worked with a variety of organizations on diverse projects. We pride ourselves on using creative thinking to design strategies, campaigns, and operations that achieve mission-critical results.

Whether you know exactly what your non-profit needs, or all you know is that you need to do something – let’s talk.  We can set up a free call, Skype or Zoom session to learn more about your organization’s needs.

“Not only is Katie poised, authentic, straightforward and trustworthy,  she has a way of navigating and facilitating discussions that allow people to be open and honest, while still producing content/actionable steps that move the project forward.  Her investment in the organization, stakeholders and community is an all-in approach, genuinely connecting to achieve the best possible outcomes.  Katie’s project management skills have proven successful time and time again, assuring timely completion, meeting deadlines, and tracking progress along the way.” – Beth Roszatycki, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. (MiHIA)

“Op-Art Consulting made planning our fundraising event a breeze! Katie presented new ideas for the board of directors on how to streamline our process and get new donors to the table. She executed the project management functions timely and kept our committee on task. More importantly, she was a pleasure to work with and we were very pleased we retained her. The event was “sold out” and we raised our goal of $125,000 and went beyond by $4,000. We also raised over $18,000 in direct-dollar contributions to the iCan Bike program, which was a first.” – April Sawhill, Executive Director, Down Syndrome Association of Western Michigan