Speaking and Workshops

What is it like to have Karen at your event? (1.18)

Speech Topics…

Leaders: Help a Nonprofit You Love Obtain Money

What you need to know to design realistic (and sustainable) income strategies. A session for board members and others who care about or work with nonprofits.
Obtaining adequate financial resources challenges every nonprofit. Ensuring them is a key board member duty.
-Explore the difference between philanthropy, development, and fundraising.
-Discover the big nonprofit revenue streams and the “little guys.”
-Depart with back-home tools to grow financial resources.

Nonprofits: Open the Floodgates to Sustainability: Seven Streams, Endless Variations

Money. It is what keeps nonprofit leaders up at night. How will you grow revenues this year? Even if obtaining money is not the #1 challenge your nonprofit faces, its likely more revenue is on your wish list. This interactive session, based on the new book, 7 Nonprofit Income Streams: Open the Floodgates to Sustainability, identifies the seven key funding streams—from the viewpoint of the people who provide the income. We’ll share a big picture approach to creating a sustainability strategy to stimulate your income. You’ll understand your current income strategy and how to create a one to sustain you.

Businesses: Give Smarter: Businesses Investing with Nonprofits

You support nonprofit organizations to help your community, to give back, and because you like the causes. As a business leader, you also have critical business goals. Partnering with nonprofits can enhance these, especially marketing, branding, and employee retention. Instead of just giving back: give back strategically. In this session, we help you to:
-Discover the potential of effective nonprofit partnerships for your business.
-Invest your time and resources based your business and personal goals.
-Stand in a new spot and give back with distinction.

Nonprofits: Creating Cultures of Resource Development

In successful nonprofits, everyone helps to obtain resources from the CEO to the receptionist and night watchman.  The workshop explores and helps you to close the gap between this ideal and your current state. How hard will this be? Is it, as the Wall Street Journal reports, “. . .the toughest task. . .” or is creating a culture of resource development something you can begin by attending this workshop? You’ll be ready to begin immediately and I’ll even show you how can you how to find the time to do it.

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Related Opportunity

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 Karen@kedconsult.com to be placed on the Wait List for the next group.

“I liked the interactive exercises. Karen was a great presenter and the information was very valuable, especially how to use resources we already have…”
Bari Arnson

“You were incredibly well-received and I heard only positive feedback on your excellent presentation at our AFP meeting! You certainly engaged 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

“Very informative and interesting! Well-delivered and relevant to my organization.”
Anne Bouhebent
Executive Director
Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Heartland

“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

Other Recent Topics

  • How to Create Eager, Focused, and Committed Boards that Generate Income
  • 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

“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

“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.

“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.