Kristi Nelson

The Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living, Kristi Nelson has spent more than 20 years immersed in the rewarding work of non-profit leadership, fundraising, and organizational development. Faced with her mortality and Stage IV cancer at age 33, Nelson was overcome by how grateful she felt every ensuing day that she did not die. An avid mindfulness practitioner, she realized that she wanted to take the deep awareness of meditation and apply it to every moment of her life, combined with lived joy and gratitude for the gifts of another day. In 2001, Nelson started a values-based fundraising, consulting, training, and leadership coaching company, and in this capacity worked with organizations such as the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Spirit in Action, Wisdom 2.0, and The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, among others. Nelson was also the founding Director of the Soul of Money Institute with Lynne Twist, Director of Development at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and Director of Development and Community Relations for the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Nelson holds a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Leadership Studies from Harvard University. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her family. 

Books by Kristi Nelson