Karen Eber Davis

About Karen Eber Davis Consulting

Practical, Innovative Nonprofit Expertise

Everything we do is to support noble causes that improve the human condition. By partnering with nonprofit CEO, we guide them so their work is more impactful, rewarding, and fun. Our customized consulting and advisory services focus on board, strategy, and CEO challenges.

Here’s a Secret

This page is not about Karen. It’s about you.

You discover it’s lonely at the top, but not because you don’t have people around you.

The challenge is that they expect you to lead them, and you are not ready yet. Before you do, you need a plan of action to bring clarity to your sticky situations and break through barriers that seem insurmountable.

Until you understand how you will lead everyone, it’s too soon to go to your board.

And it’s inappropriate to share many of the issues with your staff, volunteers, or donors.

Finally, while amazingly supportive, your significant other is very tired of hearing about your problems.

Imagine, instead, you work with a trusted advisor with a deep nonprofit understanding who guides you on how to explore options and discover new approaches. She asks questions that challenge your thinking. And together, you see new possibilities and better approaches. Instead of powering through and hoping things will improve, you’re definitely on the road to a better place.

Her advice, mixed with your new insights, make you brave about proclaiming your value, acting for growth, trimming your workload, and strengthening your nonprofit’s three bottom lines (mission, people, and revenue.)

This kind of help is not just a fantasy.

It happens every day.

Nonprofit leaders thrive by applying Karen’s practical and nuanced expertise to their nonprofit organizations.

You can get these results and more by working with Karen Eber Davis as your trusted advisor.

To find out if this opportunity is right for you:

  1. Schedule a free, confidential session. Label it: Let’s talk!
  2. Before the talk, Karen will send you five questions to answer in advance so the chat’s super productive.
  3. During it, explore your top concern and explore solutions. And depending on your goals, explore ways to work together.
  4. Before the call ends, agree on the next steps.

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 exceed my expectations.


Jennifer Silva
Tampa Bay Watch

Karen is a deliberate, innovative, and insightful thought leader, which is so apparent in identifying issues and her approach to resolutions of those issues. I truly welcomed and appreciated her counsel and guidance in improving the effectiveness of our board.

John Hawthorne
Highlands County Habitat for Humanity

A Little About Karen Eber Davis


As the founding principal of Karen Eber Davis Consulting, Davis is known for her innovation and practicality based on her work with or visits to 1,000+ nonprofits and her experience with boards, strategy, and staff. Karen is the “Nonprofit CEO whisper” for nonprofit boards, strategy, and other CEO wins. Working with nonprofit leaders, she guides them to get answers, generate revenue, and grow their missions. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams, Let’s Raise Nonprofit Millions Together, and hundreds of articles and videos for nonprofit leaders.

Karen has an uncanny ability to convene nonprofit stakeholders–board members, donors, staff leadership, clients–and help them discover the common thread that galvanizes a fresh commitment to a mission they can all share. With a deep understanding and respect for each person’s point of view, she brings clarity to sticky situations and breaks through barriers that seem to be insurmountable.

Laura Breeze
The Education Foundation of Sarasota County

The Backstory 


Before founding her firm, Karen Eber Davis developed the Sarasota County Community Development Block Grant Program. Under her leadership, this infant program received the National Association of Counties National Affordable Housing Award for the Down Payment Assistance Program. The program helped over 1,800 families realize their dreams of homeownership. She also worked with the City of Ft. Lauderdale and the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, where she developed the division’s first audit program. In an earlier position at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tampa, she organized senior, youth, and children groups, plus family activities. Her youth staffing work with the Florida Synod of the Lutheran Church in America supported youth ministries in 120 congregations in Florida.

As a Graduate Fellow, she earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of South Florida, focusing on finance and marketing. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. During her undergraduate studies, she participated in two award-winning research projects, one on self-esteem and a second on children’s concepts of sexual identity.

As a testimony to her organizational skills, she once planned a six-month cruise to the Bahamas, during which, other than fresh produce, the only items that ran out were TP and chicken bouillon.

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