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For Business Leaders

The Life-Changing Magic of Effective Business Nonprofit Partnerships (39:00)

Giving Back: It’s Sweeter from the Bottom-Line Up

As a CEO, philanthropic giving that accelerates business growth starts with you, or at least it can. In this groundbreaking session, discover the four-point framework that links critical business issues with philanthropic giving. Learn how to turn this “expense” into a tool to bring customers to you, grow loyal employees, and enhance your business climate. Do more than give back: invest strategically.

“Great ideas for businesses, big and small”
Brett Morris
Momentum Consulting

“Informative, well done!”
Manny Cruz
Cruz Portraits

“I’ve attended a lot of facilitated sessions led by all kinds of professionals. What they did, didn’t hold a candle to Karen’s leadership.”
Ted Puckorius
Executive Board Committee
Habitat for Humanity

When Giving Back Is the Right Thing to Do: A Practical Approach to Corporate Philanthropic Investment

Give money away, and shortly representatives of 1.5 million nonprofits and their friends will contact you to ask for money—or so it seems. This practical hands-on how-to session shares the seven steps to effective corporate giving. It covers ways to stem the flow of requests and filter in those you want. Learn how to achieve philanthropic stardom that translates into bottom-line success.

“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

For Nonprofit Leaders

Open the Floodgates to Sustainability: Seven Streams, Endless Variations

Money. It’s what keeps nonprofit leaders up at night. How will you grow revenues? Even if obtaining more money is not the #1 challenge your nonprofit faces, more revenue is on your wish list. This interactive session identifies your most likely funding streams—from the viewpoint of the people who provide you money. Whether your goal is to grow your income or determine your sustainability strategy, this session will provide you new tools and ideas on growing revenue.

“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

Income Champions: Seven Ways to Develop Board Members Into Revenue Heroes

A valuable session on creating board members who actively help you obtain income. I help clients develop champions. I define champions as energized, knowledgeable, effective, and eager. In this interactive session, I present seven practical techniques to build devoted champions. The techniques are straightforward, sequential, and based on my deep experience doing this client work.

“Karen has an engaging way about her. Her understanding of the material is clear and she is accommodating and respectful of questions and comments.”
Gordon Tremaine
ELC Palatka

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“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

“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 an 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

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. I 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

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