karen eber davis

Stop being lonely at the top.

Share challenges and find solutions with a nonprofit expert who gets it without involving your staff, board, or tired-of-hearing-about-it significant other.

Despite its joys, nonprofit work is hard. It’s not for wimps. Contrary to what you’ve heard, it’s not government or business that requires the highest skills—it’s the nonprofit sector. Leaders here need the same abilities as every leader and more. You need new skills, fresh tactics, and more strategic thinking to move your organization and career forward. That’s where Karen steps in.

Since 1994 Karen’s been guiding nonprofit leaders to sharpen their swords and to operate with smarter playbooks to transform their communities of supporters into mission champions. Drawing from her work with and studying over 1,000 nonprofits, she will work with you to solve the challenges big and small getting in the way of your quality of life and your organization’s upward trajectory.

As your nonprofit guide, Karen offers advice to help you solve or prevent intractable challenges, grow your support community, and obtain the resources you need to manifest your mission with less labor. With Karen’s guidance, you’ll welcome people, increase resources, and fulfill your mission in new ways.

To solve the challenges you face., Karen offers:

Trusted Advising

Did you know that every nonprofit leader can grow their organization’s revenue, mission, and community? That’s how Karen’s nonprofit trusted advising program helps. Karen partners with you to explore and find new solutions to tackle the challenges slowing down your growth and quality of life.

Trusted advising is not coaching. Instead, it’s solution finding, testing, and perfecting your response to what’s on your plate now. Karen uses her expertise, experiences, and talents to improve your condition and meet your needs.

Trusted advising is for CEOs and Executive Directors who seek to be more productive, grow their leadership skills, and clear challenges off their desks. The goal is to produce clear and measurable results that you recognize as progress on your goals. Set an appointment with Karen to explore your goals. We’ll work together to determine the timeframe, access points, and people to include on your team.


The mentor program is a six-month opportunity for individuals who want to improve their work-life balance and be more productive by focusing on one challenge. At the beginning of this six-month program, you and I will reach a joint decision about whether this program will help you.

If we agree, you’ll provide appropriate background information that I will examine. You might, for example, provide your current plan, draft materials, outlines, or other materials. With this in hand, we will set specific goals for our time. This program is to help you meet your professional and personal goals. You set the agenda. It’s so powerful many folks sign up more than one time. Set a no-obligation appointment with Karen to ask if mentoring is right for you.


Just have a few quick questions or need a rapid solution right now? Email or call Karen at 941-924-4860. Karen offers coaching on an hourly basis.

Not Sure What You Need?

Don’t try to figure it out alone. Jot down three areas of concern and email them to Karen. We’ll figure it out from there together. Cause that’s what partners do.

“I have an incredible amount of good, actionable ideas. I can’t thank you enough for your ideas and guidance.”

Mark Lee
Denise Amber Lee Foundation

“Karen, you are a deliberate, innovative, and insightful thought leader, which is so apparent in identifying issues and your approach to resolutions of those issues. I truly welcomed and appreciated your counsel and guidance in developing a model to improve the effectiveness of our board.”

John Hawthorne
Executive Director
Highlands County Habitat for Humanity

“We have made amazing progress.”

Leslie Glass
Reach Out Recovery

About Karen

Karen guides nonprofit leaders to build exceptional nonprofits. People hire Karen to increase their revenues by up to 300 percent; they gain strategies that improve their organizations forever. For more, see www.kedconsult.com. Call Karen at 941-924-4860 or email karen@kedconsult.com.