Hey Karen, I Need Your Guidance to . . .

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Engage My Board

Govern. Engage. Lead.

We work with nonprofit CEOs and Executive Directors with board challenges from micromanagement to minimal engagement and more—so boards reach their potential, nonprofits get stronger, and CEOs thrive.

Before the strategy retreat, board members were emailing, calling, and texting me—even on the weekends. After the event, that stopped. The board now knows their job. They understand it includes fiduciary responsibilities. It’s not only about showing up at meetings or micromanaging the staff.

Sarah Pallone
Executive Director
Highland County Habitat for Humanity

Raise More Funds

Philanthropy. Stewardship. Reoccurring Revenue.

You just developed a new strategy. Your vision calls for growing dollars and donors. A well-designed fundraising plan built around a culture of philanthropy will captivate new and existing supporters. It’s a roadmap to your goal, giving you more time to focus on your mission.

Yet, too many well-intentioned nonprofits make a plan and fail. What’s the secret to raising six-figure gifts, and quadrupling your donations this year?  A custom plan that unlocks your value and amplifying so people who love you now –or will love when they meet you, can’t wait to help.

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I recommend Karen to all those who are working on fundraising. Karen is a wonderful asset. She is capable of taking complex ideas and making them simple enough that all people can participate in fundraising. We believe that all agency members are fundraisers. Karen makes that true.

Major Ethan Frizzell
The Salvation Army

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Launch Our Future

Strategize. Innovate. Streamline.

Every nonprofit needs a strategy to win. For a strategy to be effective, the design process must correctly identify the organization’s key challenge. The strategy needs to be selected from a collection of viable strategy alternatives, all of which answer the key question in a simple way that builds on the organization’s strengths and minimize its vulnerabilities. Finally, an effective strategy gives you an “earworm.” the essence of the strategy expressed in a few words you use in decision-making.

From your needs and visions, Karen will help you to identify the key question facing your organization, plus the strengths and risks of different options. With her guidance, you’ll determine the best approach to “win” to meet your mission, engage a host of supporters, and serve your community. What’s more, your board will be in awe of how effective and productive they were in designing the way forward. You’ll hear them boasting about they focus on strategy and leave management in the hands of staff.


The reaction to the Comprehensive Arts Strategy was, ‘Wow. It’s not only well-done, but it’s also really comprehensive.’ The Comprehensive Arts Strategy includes everything possible, prioritized. We listened to all of the good ideas in the community, organized them, added structure and leadership, and how to pay for it.

Jason Mathis
St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership

Karen did a beautiful job on the board retreat and our strategy. She gained the trust of the board. Karen listens well, communicates well, and kept us in the loop. She is very organized. 

Martine MeredithCollier
Executive Director
Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Something Else

Solve. Add Value. Pivot.

Most of Karen’s work doesn’t fit into any one category but overlaps the ones listed above and others.  If you need to get ahead of the game, find a fail-proof process, or map out an undiscovered destination, give Karen a shout, she offers customized coaching and advising.

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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
Advancement Director
The Education Foundation of Sarasota County

Your nonprofit delivers solutions to our most difficult challenges. You improve lives. You solve challenges. You offer hope and optimism in a world of gloomy headlines.

Despite your value, achieving results isn’t easy. To create these impacts, you align your board, staff, donors, and others to advance toward your vision. You tap up to seven different types of revenue—and you must do it all without spending too much on overhead. That’s where Karen Eber Davis Consulting steps in. Since 1994, Karen’s been guiding nonprofit organizations, like yours, to sharpen their swords and deliver more revenue, supporters, and mission results.

As your nonprofit guide, Karen works with you, your board, staff, and volunteers, to make immediate and lasting impacts. With Karen’s guidance, you’ll use proven strategies to stand out and deliver more mission.