Mentor Program

Guiding Nonprofit CEOs with Vision to Grow Resources and Revenue

Mentor Program for Individuals

Karen’s mentor program allowed me to access her expertise and create custom tools to solve my biggest challenges. She helped me slow down and focus to achieve more. The outcome? Among other accomplishments, with Karen’s help, I increased my key result by 87 percent over the previous year.

Michelle Cyr
AARP Florida

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, then you will be asked to provide appropriate background information that I will examine. You might, for example, provide your current plan, draft materials, outlines, or other materials. Together, with this in hand, we will set specific goals for our time. This program is to help you meet your professional and personal goals. It’s so powerful many folks sign up more than one-time.

Examples of mentoring results include helping individuals with the following goals:

  • Streamlining a $100,000 sponsorship program that was taking more and more time every year
  • Engaging a board plus establishing a better system to grow donated income
  •  Obtaining fifteen items on her wish list. We knocked out twenty.
  • Developing income streams to fund a fledgling nonprofit, now celebrating its tenth anniversary
  • Successfully transition from wearing a staff hat to the donning CEO crown

Karen’s mentoring has been extremely valuable. Our conversations always led to practical, applicable recommendations thanks to her gift of immediately generating great ideas. Working with Karen boosted my confidence and helped me think outside the box when approaching new problems or issues. Most importantly, our organization’s revenues increased by 84 percent over the same time last year.

Barbara Richards
President/CEO
Project 180

The Mentor Program for Individuals advances your efforts by guiding you in:

  • Identifying open or promising fundraising niches
  • Assessing your competitors and connecting with new partners
  • Positioning yourself to take advantage of opportunities
  • Growing your personal and your nonprofit’s capacity
  • Engaging your board in fundraising
  • Having a handful of  practical solutions to the dilemnas on your to-do list
  • Gaining the advice of an expert when you get stuck
  • Helping you invest your time in the most productive activities
  • Growing as a leader to achieve a more balanced, more productive life

I assist you by ferreting out the precise resources you need and giving you practical advice to use today. You don’t need to re-invent the wheel, but you do need to find ones that fit your needs. The program is a six-month opportunity for individuals to improve their work-life balance and be more productive. The fee provides the mentee with access to me during the six-months by email, telephone, text, and snail-mail. Mentees may need to call daily, weekly, or monthly. Or, as mutually convenient, we can meet one-on-one as well. Mentees choose the method and frequency. I respond to communications within 48 hours.


Because of Karen advice, I immediately sent a personal thank you to a donor who gave us $7,500. When I ran into her over the weekend—she said I was the only one who contacted her out of all the many organizations she funded.


Kathleen M. Tunney, MS

President, Associates for Human Services, Inc., Inc.


During a mentor session, an executive director of a nonprofit organization accomplished the following. His goal was to help his group access to income. During his experience, he

  • Identified fifteen donors and a half dozen grant sources
  • Brainstormed matching projects to appeal to each source
  • Completed and submitted two proposals with detailed project budgets for two donors
  • Followed-up with the donors to answer additional questions and hosted a site visit
  • Grew annual income by 25 percent.

With my help, you can get what lies ahead of you into practical, actionable steps. The fee is $3,500, payable in full when you begin the process — paying upfront guarantees that you have my full attention and time. Although the cost is nonrefundable, you may wish to “halt the calendar” once during the session until you are ready to begin again. To serve you well, I limit the number of people whom I mentor at any one time. Many people continue beyond one session. If you re-enroll, you receive a $500 fee reduction.

Questions?
Call 941-924-4860 or email today.

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The best part of working with you as a mentor was using you as a Lifeline—like in Who Wants to be Millionaire. I got a lot of helpful, reliable, constructive, and objective feedback. It was a huge confidence assist. It saved me lots of time and sometimes sanity. We covered a lot of ground.


Jedediah Shoemaker

Sarasota Film Festival


Karen’s mentoring guided me to reduce a large-scale and overwhelming project to educate the Pinellas County hospitality industry into bite-size actions. As I worked, the accountability she provided, and her expertise were invaluable. With her direction, I created a fun and useful end-user experience to help visitors to the area discover Pinellas County’s arts and culture.
Leigh K. Davis 
Creative Pinellas