The catalyst

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

what they gain
are strategies
that improve their
organization's forever."

Nonprofit Hero You

You do good work. You help the illiterate to read. You place paintbrushes in frail senior’s’ hands. You organize programs to solve pressing public problems. You do a myriad of things to make lives’ better. Despite its joys, nonprofit work is hard, and it’s not for wimps.

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 Newsletter

Added Value, the newsletter, focuses on nonprofit income development, fundraising, and board development. 

"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
  • Waiting Well and Nonprofit Leadership:  Make Delay Your Best Friend Forever

    Waiting Well and Nonprofit Leadership: Make Delay Your Best Friend Forever

    In another life, Elaine and Justin, a favorite couple of mine, gave me this sound advice: Do all the things you want while you’re still single. When you’re married, things get more complicated. My friends taught me how to wait well. You also wait. You pursue more money, resources, donors, customers, and supporters. You know they’re coming,... View ArticleRead More »
  • How to Write a Not for Profit Vision Statement

    How to Write a Not for Profit Vision Statement

    Writing a not for profit vision statement is an exercise of the head and heart. You need a compelling, exciting, and realistic picture of your future. Listen to this video to get some quick tips to get you started to write an inspiring vision statement for your nonprofit organization.Read More »
  • What is Nonprofit Vision vs Mission?

    What is Nonprofit Vision vs Mission?

    What’s the difference between a nonprofit vision vs. mission? You may be completely clear about the difference, but many nonprofit board and staff members get confused by these two concepts. Listen and share this video grow clarity in your nonprofit about these two essential and related ideas. Follow this link for your FREE subscription to... View ArticleRead More »
  • Operating Your Nonprofit in the Dark and Fog | How to Succeed Without Light

    Operating Your Nonprofit in the Dark and Fog | How to Succeed Without Light

    In the fog, the cove was pitch black. I couldn’t see the radio tower across the bay, a star, or the shore. Earlier that afternoon, the tide caught us when we’d anchored too close to shore. Now at 10:30 p.m. the tide was rising. We needed to move the boat or stay stuck until the... View ArticleRead More »
  • What’s the Secret to Boards that Take Smart Risks?

    What’s the Secret to Boards that Take Smart Risks?

    This brilliant advice comes from one of the interviews I did for my new book, Let’s Raise Millions Together. Implement it to create healthier boards that take calculated risks to launch your nonprofit upward and onward. If you have any advice on how to grow nonprofit resources and revenue, please leave a comment under this... View ArticleRead More »

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