I have a knack for helping nonprofits navigate clear and creative pathways through change by developing strategic plans and helping organizations tell their stories. I draw upon more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector where I’ve worn many hats: executive director, development director, writer, and consultant. I am a graduate of Yale University who completed my Executive Master of Public Administration at the UW’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance in 2014.
When it comes to strategic planning, I tailor the planning process to suit your organization’s needs. You will leave the process with a thoughtful plan in hand, and a way to effectively address new opportunities as they arise. I design agendas to ensure the highest level of engagement for everyone in the room.
Recent strategic planning clients include: Cancer Lifeline, 15 to 1: Jermaine Kearse Foundation, Central Washington University Alumni Association, Centerstone, FamilyWorks and West Seattle Helpline.
I also bring to my clients an extensive background in nonprofit communications. I have more than 20 years of experience in development communications that includes writing effective case statements, grants and reports for national organizations including: The MacArthur Foundation, the Council on Foundations and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). My goal is to help clients align strategic planning with organizational storytelling so you can imagine your organization’s future and make it a reality.
Karen was both nurturing and masterful in leading us through self-assessment, clarification of values and creation of an action plan. At no time did she push her own agenda, but when we stalled, she was skillful in leading us forward.
Karen was great to work with and really did an amazing job pulling ideas from everyone, making sure we all felt like we contributed in a meaningful way.
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