The catalyst

"People hire Karen to help increase
their revenues by up to 300 percent—

what they walk away
with are strategies
that improve their
organization's forever."

Expertise for Businesses

Karen Eber Davis helps business use philanthropy as a propulsion tool to grow their profits and performance. She offers a range of services to help businesses grow profits, productivity, plus improve the communities where they operate.

Expertise for Nonprofits

Grow Your Nonprofit’s Income and Resources. Seven types of nonprofit income exist. Have you fully explored all of them? As the leading authority on nonprofit revenue, Karen helps create dynamic partnerships, that make an extraordinary impact.

Quick Tip Videos

Karen's video series is designed to answer your questions about best practice ways to find resources and revenue for your organization. Generate ideas, resources, and funding to fulfill your goals in creative, effective and brilliant ways.

"Working with Karen is fantastic, easy, logical, and effective — it absolutely saved us time and money and helped us raise over a million dollars."
Christine M. Smith


In this practical and persuasive new book, you will discover the seven streams of nonprofit income. Drawing on two decades of investigation and over 1,000 interviews with nonprofit leaders, in 7 Nonprofit Income Streams, Karen Eber Davis clarifies the confusing, competitive and messy garage world of nonprofit income.

Can Philanthropy Actually Help Your Bottom Line?

Awaken your thinking about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business philanthropy. This e-book brief shows you how to generate greater performance and profits at your firm with strategic philanthropy. Discover how to improve your community, improve your profits and performance, and reach your philanthropic potential. This brief introduces you to the untapped power of strategic corporate social responsibility.

Read Karen's Newsletters

Added Value, the newsletter, focuses on nonprofit income development, fundraising, and board development. In The Link you will discover the distinctive opportunities nonprofit and businesses share. Why choose between Karen’s newsletters when you can have both?

"I love working with Karen. She’s very good at discovering what it is that I need and she has great instincts. The combination of the two offers amazing outcomes that exceeds my expectations."
Jennifer Silva
  • Why Does Your Board Resist Helping with Fundraising?

    Why Does Your Board Resist Helping with Fundraising?

    Board resistance arises from four sources. Which one is healthy? Which three are unhealthy? By analyzing the sources, you can determine how to proceed to blow up the resistance. Listen to begin your investigation on why your board resists and to learn how to prevent two common types of resistance. If you have any advice... View ArticleRead More »
  • Two Hard-boiled Eggs and the Importance of Ranking Your Values

    Two Hard-boiled Eggs and the Importance of Ranking Your Values

    Behind five travelers and their roller boards in Hudson News in the Denver airport. Two hard-boiled eggs sat in a refrigerator case. After jiggling to the case, I grabbed the eggs, then bumped my way to the end of the checkout line. The line moved quickly until the women ahead of me, stopped everything. She... View ArticleRead More »
  • Are People Afraid of Fundraising?

    Are People Afraid of Fundraising?

    Most people are afraid of fundraising, right? What IF fundraising is not actually the source of their fears, but something else is? What if that something is under your control? When you the why behind people’s fear, you can help them conquer their apprehensions and, instead, use the energy to help grow your revenue. If... View ArticleRead More »
  • Nonprofit Marketing vs Development: What’s the Difference?

    Nonprofit Marketing vs Development: What’s the Difference?

    Development and marketing, these two words, oft-used inter-changeably, reflect distinct concepts and overlapping functions, both are needed to draw new revenue and resources to your nonprofit. Listen to discover why marketing and development need different budget lines and how to measure the results of each. If you have any advice on how to grow nonprofit... View ArticleRead More »
  • The Magic Circle of Next

    The Magic Circle of Next

    Helping Your Board to Expand Your Circle of Influence In Funny Girl, Fanny Brice sings that people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. Nonprofits need people. That makes you lucky. This post explores a simple board action to gather more people, including potential donors. The task has nothing to do with... View ArticleRead More »

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