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August 2nd, 2009

What Sesame Street Can Teach Us About New Nonprofit Initiatives

September 25, 2012

Consultants Cite What For-Profits Can Learn From Non-Profits

Society for Advancement of Consulting Press Release

April 2. 2012

Book Review: Raise More Money from Your Business Community

For a brief review, follow the link above. For my full review visit Charity Channel.

March 23, 2012

Podcast #14 Is there a Doctor in the House?

Karen Eber Davis Interviews Gary Patterson, The Fiscal Doctor

March 14, 2012

Karen Eber Davis, Contributor to forthcoming Charity Channel governance book

Terrie Temkin, editor of a forthcoming Charity Channel book on board governance, made this comments on Karen’s article, “Thanks again for submitting such a great article. I love the tone and the practical ideas. I’m sure others will as well… the entire article is fresh. Kudos and mucho gracias!”

March 13, 2012

Zoobilee: A Special Special Event

The 2nd column of our new Profitable Non-profit Column

January 20, 2012

Added Value, January Issue

More Money This Year, Part III, The Prize, Tip of the Month and More. . .

January 15, 2012

Karen Introduces Her New Column: The Profitable Non-Profit

1st article: Can Lessons from a 1929 Mansion Increase Your Funding?

December 15, 2011

Podcast #13 Karen Eber Davis Interviews Robbie Kellman Baxter, Marketing and Growth Strategy Expert

What does your nonprofit have in common with Netflix?

December 1, 2011

Guilty as Charged: Prove You Board Supports Your Non-Profit
Selected by IdeaEncore as Encore of the Week.
November 29, 2011

Added Value, November Issue

More Money Next Year, Tip of the Month and more . . .

November 15, 2011

“Can Your Organization Obtain More Income: The Seven Sources” selected by IdeaEncore as Encore of the Week.

November 15, 2011

How Can Your Board Help With Corporate Sponsorships?

“Board members help non profit organizations to earn corporate support in many ways . . .”

November 10, 2011

How to Succeed In Business: What Your Leaders Need to Know About Corporate Support? Part Two

Charity Channel Article

November 10, 2011

Moving From A $40 Gift To $5,000 in 4 Repeatable Steps

“Sally Part Two
In my last entry, I shared . . .”

November 4, 2011

Proof: The Individual Opportunity Donor Door is Wide-Open

“Sally Part One
We were having drinks after the consulting conference. Sally asked what I did …”

October 28, 2011

How to Succeed In Business: What Your Leaders Need to Know About Corporate Support? Part One

Charity Channel Article

October 27, 2011

Podcast #12 Karen Eber Davis interviews: Audrey Lanczki, President of Grafico Industries, Inc.

Just in time for Halloween, is direct mail dead or very much alive?

October 1. 2011

Added Value, September Issue

Everything your board needs to know about in-kind, a grant tip and more. . .

September 15, 2011

Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results

Karen’s book review published in Congregations.

“If our congregations are faithful, does it matter if their work is fruitful?. .”

August 9, 2011

The (Anxiety Causing) Panel Review

The room is dark except for a projection screen that displays a slide outlining your proposal . . .

June 27, 2011

Serving on a Nonprofit Board is Good Business

The Society for Advancement of Consulting (SAC) announces the availability of an exclusive teleseminar series to prepare individuals to serve on the boards of non-profit organizations.The series So You Want to Be on a Board consists of eight one-hour sessions. . .

June, 10 2011

Podcast #11 Karen interviews Victoria Bartlett and Catherine Mary Sullivan on Tax Issues
June 2011

Looking for Funding?
May 2011

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May 2011

Got Fresh? Eight Ways to Immerse Yourself in New Income Possibilities
May 2011

Need More Board Help Raising Funds?
April 2011

Guilty Prove Your Board Supports Your Organization
April 2011

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March 2011

Podcast #10 Karen Interviews Laura Mikuska and Natalie Denesovych on Special Events

February 2011

Can Your Education Events Help You Raise Money?

February 2011

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February 2011

Can Your Organization Obtain More Income? The 7 Sources

February 2011

Podcast #9 Karen Interviews Jen Filla, Prospect Research Guru

January 2011

Podcast #8 Karen Interviews Retail Expert Doug Fleener

December 2010

Podcast #7 Karen Interviews Chad Barr, Global Technology Leader

November 2010

Podcast #6 Karen Interviews Planned Giving Specialist Tom Waters

October 2010

Podcast #5 Karen Eber Davis interview Marketing Expert Linda Popky

September 2010

Podcast #4 Karen Eber Davis and Laura Mikuska Discuss Low-Cost Employee Motivators

August 2010

Podcast #3 Karen Eber Davis Interviews Kathy Kingston

July 2010

“Can an auction help your organization to raise money?. . .” MORE

Summer Reading 2010 Work Hard. Be Nice.

July 19, 2010

“Although they did not start out as a non-profit, Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin’s work resulted in one. . .” MORE

Where, Oh Where are Our Non-profit Money Trees?

July 12, 2010

“Non-profit leaders would like to have access to a money tree—a big healthy one. . .” MORE

Build A Hive

June 28, 2010

“In recent weeks, we’ve all heard hundreds of news reports about BP’s response to the Gulf Crisis. One set of reports has particular interest to non-profit organizations. . .” MORE

Time To Breathe Deeply

June 21, 2010

“Happy first day of summer! Breathe deeply and relax. . .” MORE

June Added Value

June 15, 2010

Ready or Not? The Ballentine Time Management Tool and other information … MORE

How Does Time Management Relate To Non-profit Strategy?

June 14, 2010

“Good time management impacts not only how you do great strategy planning. It also helps you to achieve more of the strategy you select. . .” MORE

Looking at the Grown Up Side of You

June 7, 2010

“I just received a new magazine from Disney World –not unusual for a Florida household. . .” MORE

Do You Need Board Members?

June 1, 2010

“At a community training session, a development director shared her organization’s challenges finding board members. . .” MORE

Grace Armstrong Interviews Karen Eber Davis

May 28, 2010

About Upcoming Time Management Workshop July 30 MORE

Karen’s Recommended Reading

May 19, 2010

Looking for a good book about non-profits? MORE

Time Management for Non-profit Leaders

May 18, 2010

New Booklet, Pre-publication discount-MORE

Time Management for Non-profit Leaders

The Future of Low-Salary-Good-Benefit Jobs

May 17, 2010

An April 22, 2010 Wall Street Journal article. . . MORE


Spring 2010

The Power of Collective Wisdom is about leading people to places where wisdom experiences can prevail. . . MORE

May Added Value

May 15, 2010

Frankly My Dear, I Don’t Trust You ….In Gone With the Wind, Rhett Butler utters a variation of these words when he leaves. . .MORE

Create Institutional Memory

May 10, 2010

“I hope this is a blog post you really don‘t need…” MORE

Can You Afford to Be Forward Thinking?

May 4, 2010

“A recent presenter shared that non-profits were so busy worrying about survival that. . .” MORE

Follow- Karen on Twitter: Kareneberdavis

April 26, 2010

Instead of Low Overhead…Show How You Make A Difference

April 26, 2010

“Earlier this year, Don Pallotta, author of Uncharitable, spoke locally. His key thesis…” MORE

Planned Giving- Keep Your Income Flowing

April 19, 2010

“At a recent planned giving event, Tom Waters, Vice President of Charitable Planning at the Community Foundation. . .” MORE

April Added Value

April 15, 2010

“You are good. You do good work. You provide incredible value to the community…” MORE

Do Non-profits Partner Enough?

April 12, 2010

“Last Thursday while leading a Manatee Human Services Network training…” MORE

Creating Clairvoyant Board Members

April 5, 2010

“Do you wish your board members could read your mind? If so, you may wish to read…”MORE

What Your Executive Director Would Like You to Know–But May Be Afraid to Tell You

April 2, 2010

“Can your imagine what would be different at your meetings, if you could hear the thoughts that run through your Executive Director’s head?” MORE

Stuck on Non-profit Goals?

March 29, 2010

“Does your non-profit struggle with setting goals? Next time…” MORE

Karen’s Facts of Life about Money

March 22, 2010

“Do you need more cash for your non-profit? Non-profit leaders always answer . . .” MORE

Want More Donors? Create More Philanthropists

March 17, 2010

“Most people think philanthropists are Capital P Philanthropists. . . “MORE

March Added Value Newsletter

March 15, 2010

“Warm spring greetings. This issue offers you a collection of our best wisdom about non-profit resources, a chance to attend a free event on time management (See Upcoming Events.)…”MORE

Very Good Services and Organizations

March 8, 2010

“Saturday, I stopped by the local vitamin store…”MORE

How to Justify Your AFP Membership Fee

March 3, 2010

Here are ten ways that AFP provides value to non-profit organizations. As an AFP member, the value of any one of them far exceeds the cost of an individual’s membership dues. Together they make a smashing investment. . . MORE

Toyota R Us

March 1, 2010

“Recently, I had lunch with a local non-profit leader. Earlier this year, her organization faced a crisis…” MORE

Development Opportunity

February 24, 2010

May 14- Raising the Bar on Your Strategic and Other Planning: Why Most Strategic Planning is Broken and How to Fix Yours So That It Propels Your Organization Forward

In this session, we will look at why you must do strategic thinking and strategic planning to succeed, why it is often done so poorly and how to do it right. You will leave with a dozen practical solutions to use at your organization to create strategic plans that energize you and your leadership. TO REGISTER

Partnership First Steps

February 22, 2010

“Lately, we’ve been focusing on partnerships as a way to increase non-profit resources. . . “MORE

February Added Value Newsletter

February 15, 2010

“Looking for a place to begin? You’ve been planning to partner with another…”MORE

Positive Spin Blinds Group

February 12, 2010

“Amidst the turmoil of a sudden forced resignation…” MORE

Non-profit Partnerships that Wow You

February 9, 2010

“At the Nonprofit Resource Center’s Nonprofit Forum in January, one table topic was 1+1=10: Maximizing the Value of Your Partnerships….” MORE

New Non-profit Definition

Feb. 8, 2009

Someone who likes to spread the joy around… MORE

After the Wedding

February 2, 2010

They made a gift– a substantial one. Congratulations….MORE

Why the Word Charity Makes Me Shudder

January 25, 2010

Charity is top down, it is “I have the solution and you need my help. . .” MORE

Non-profits Struggling to Stay Afloat

January 22, 2010

“Nearly 200 non-profit leaders gathered in Sarasota Thursday to swap ideas for 2010. . .” MORE

How to Grow Your Organization’s Esteem

January 18, 2010

High esteem organizations say things like, “We are a recognized and valued partner in our community” MORE

January Added Value Newsletter

January 15, 2010

Little has been written about non-profit esteem; the concept is usually applied to individuals –as in self-esteem. But organizations, by their actions and their words, express what they believe about themselves MORE

Non-profit May I

January 12, 2010

Create Next Steps
Like the children’s game, Mother May I, do you offer a variety of steps to help donors increase their knowledge, commitment and connection to your organization? MORE

Podcast: Calculating Partnership Values

January 8, 2010

How can you obtain maximum value for your partnerships? Karen helps you to measure their value and create 1+1=10 benefits for your organization. MORE

Help Them Take You Home: Non-profit What If

January 4, 2010

Over the holidays, we visited the Florida Aquarium. If you want to study a non-profit practicing entrepreneurism, visit here. MORE

Help For Non Profit Leaders To Succeed in Tough Times

April 22, 2009

What’s a non-profit leader to do when the headlines read, “40 Percent of Foundations Expect Giving to Drop in 2009″ and “Non-profit Leaders Anticipate Closing As Recession Shakes Up Charity World?” Non-profit resources are short; needs are greater than ever…Help for leaders can be found by reading a new blog. . . MORE

2008 Trainer of the Year Award

January 28, 2009

Karen Eber Davis Consulting is proud to announce that Karen Eber Davis has been given the 2008 Trainer of the Year Award by . . . MORE

Best and Worst Practices in A Chaotic Economy

January 2, 2009

The Society for Advancement of Consulting® has developed some best and worst practices in current economic conditions, based on the observations of its global membership and the tens of thousands of clients they serve.

“Its helpful for non-profit leaders to remember,” observed Karen Eber Davis MORE

Business Etiquette and Good Business

June 2, 2008

How important is etiquette in obtaining better business results? The Society for Advancement of Consulting® canvassed its international membership to find out. MORE

Foundations and the Economy

April 9, 2008

In the last weeks, several people have raised questions about what foundations are doing in response to the current economic climate. How is the economy impacting them? Are they making any changes in grant giving? Or, do they anticipate making any? To find out, I queried a dozen foundations. Here are their helpful answers… MORE

Consultants Find to Save Time, Stop Meeting So Much

May 1, 2007

The Society for Advancement of Consulting (SAC) has found that its members’ clients waste far more time attending meetings than they gain in productivity from holding them. MORE

Consulting Group Makes Predictions for 2005 For Business, Industry, Non-Profits

December 1, 2004

The Society for Advancement of Consulting (SAC) has canvassed its international and domestic members for trends in the coming year. Here are the top vote getters. MORE

Nonprofit Services Provider, Karen Eber Davis Consulting, Celebrates 10th Year /Sarasota-Based Firm Launches New Informational Web Site August 10th, 2004

Karen Eber Davis Consulting, a Sarasota firm that helps non-profits plan, increase their efficiency and obtain grant funds, is celebrating its tenth year of success. Since its founding, the firm has helped hundreds of non-profits improve the services they offer, build up their organizations and obtain millions of dollars. Notable clients include Circus Sarasota, the Animal Rescue Coalition, United Cerebral Palsey and Catholic Charities. MORE

Local Organizations Funded $56 Million Dollars in Grants

January 14, 2004

Local organizations in Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties funded more than $56 million dollars in grants during their past funding cycles, according to Karen Eber Davis Consulting. These grant sources and the organizations that received the funds can be found in the new, fifth edition of Local Sources. MORE

Davis Honored for First-Time Buyer Program

May 21, 2003

Karen Eber Davis was honored for her role in creating and establishing the Sarasota County Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) by the Office of Housing and Community Development. MORE

Survey of Non-profit Grant Activity Finds 2002 a Challenging, But Not Impossible Year

April 1, 2003

About 40 percent of local area non-profit organizations found the grant seeking process more difficult in 2002, according to a study released today by Karen Eber Davis Consulting. MORE