Inadequate income is a huge nonprofit challenge. At your nonprofit, what are the chances that 2015 will be another year of struggling to make your budget? Instead, make it year one of your giant leap to sustainable income. Join me for this one-hour telephone conference. We’ll explore dozens of commonly missed nonprofit income opportunities. You’ll refresh your thinking, grow your resources, and get in gear to make the New Year your best ever.

Excel at Grant Writing

Join Excel for six, one-hour sessions for six months in a small (maximum 10) group telephone conference. You’ll draft proposals, receive feedback, critique drafts, and learn to craft more powerful proposals. You’ll write better grants quicker. Topics include: crafting narrative, telling stories, engaging bored sleepy panelists, case statements, and how to say ‘kind’ things about your competitors to improve your funding. You’ll become a better writer.

Introductory Price $750, pre-sign up discount $500. Email to be placed on the Wait List for the next group.

“You were incredibly well-received and I have heard only positive feedback on your excellent presentation at our AFP meeting! You certainly did engage the crowd and your information was clear, concise, worthwhile and usable–my favorite take-home from any event!”

Donna K. Dunio
Executive Director
Aging in Paradise Resource Center

“Karen facilitated our CEO Forum and did a fabulous job engaging the participants in enthusiastic and substantive conversation. She asked insightful questions that made everyone think. One of the CEOs said to me with feeling “This was SO great!” Karen elicited a feeling of collegiality from the group that had been missing on other occasions. I hope Karen joins us again to work her magic.”

Grace Armstrong
Chief Executive Officer
Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay

“Karen provided a great session that left our CEO and Development staff exploring new strategies to grow their relationships.”

Jay R. Lockaby, MSS, MLSP
SVP Affiliate Relations and Strategic Growth
Cancer Support Community

“I enjoyed the way you presented the material in an easily approachable and fun manner. The participants appreciated the tips you shared as well as the time management tools. The “speed dating” was very beneficial for the participants. Great idea!”

Pamela Greenleaf
Program Manager
Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay

“Karen’s presentation provided our staff with information about the opportunities and challenges faced by our not-for-profit clients in generating revenue. She was able to provide us with suggestions for helping our clients become more efficient and improve their cash flow. We appreciate Karen sharing her insight with us.”

Victoria Bartlett, CPA
Manager, Tax Services
Gregory, Sharer & Stuart

Recent Topics

  • Managing Your Most Valuable Asset: Time
  • They Don’t Get It: Fundraising, Development and Philanthropy
  • Good Chemistry: Creating Strong CEO-Development Director Relationships
  • Crass Commercialism? Partnering With For-Profits
  • How to Develop A Nonprofit Income Strategy
  • Two Birds, One Stone: Creating Partnerships to Increase Funding & Mission

Other Major Topics

  • Playing Well With Others: Partnerships in Non-profit Life
  • Creating Winning Funding Strategies for Your Non-Profit Organization
  • How to Write A Super Grant Application
  • Time Management for the Non-profit Leader-Yes, it is Different

“She offers the best grant seeking, writing and strategy training available as well as the most cost effective. I have lived and worked in this community for many years and worked in diverse not for profits and have lost count of all the workshops I attended in and out of Sarasota. Hers were the most relevant. I have literally used some of her resource lists until they were ragged.”

Nancy Shoemaker

Catholic Charities, District Director


  • The Short and Sweet Letter Grant Request
  • Finding Grants that Match Your Organization’s Needs
  • Collaboration: Partnerships that Succeed!
  • Dealing with “No” Turning a Grant Rejection into an Opportunity

“Marvelous presentation. Wished more time”

“Great content”

“A wealth of information, especially the materials and insights shared.”

“This was extremely helpful – your enthusiasm is contagious.””As always, very helpful.”

AFP Funder Forum and Non-profit Forum

“Karen knows her stuff and is well respected”

Denise Candea

Children’s First

“Your session answered important questions and put attendees on the right path.”

Lori Kohl

Florida Festivals and Event Association.

  • The Team Approach to Growing Your Organization to the Next Level
  • Strategy Building Retreats
  • Creating Sustainable Activities for Your Organization

“Thank you very much for your professional facilitation of our visioning and planning retreat. Your ability to create an open, non-threatening forum helped the group identify growth opportunities and successfully grapple with staff, programming and physical facilities issues. Your excellent facilitation directed us to a clear path and a successful team effort.”

Drew Clearie

Senior Warden,Vestry

St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church

“The budget information has definitely given me a new perspective on what to consider when formulating my grants. It was a great workshop.”

Melissa Schwab

Director of Development

Just for Girls

Contact us about your workshop and training needs.