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Director of Interim and Development Services

Kari Dasher

About Kari

In my 20+ years in the nonprofit sector, I have focused on developing and sustaining individual giving and major gifts programs, reorganizing and rebuilding teams and operations, building organizational and fund development capacity, and assessing and addressing systemic challenges that hinder fund development and programmatic efficacy. I have served as fund development leader, interim, board, and consultant at organizations including The Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish, ROOTS Young Adult Shelter, The Angel Fund, CHILD, Uganda Fistula Fund, Humanities Washington and Benevon.

I am excited to partner with Ostara’s stellar team of consultants in providing innovative interim solutions and support, coaching and counseling organizational leaders on the most visionary practices they can deploy to resource fund development programs for success and to providing thought leadership in developing pathways for diversity in all aspects of fund development.

Fun facts about Kari :

  • In grad school, I studied to become an infectious disease scientist and still read voraciously on the subject.  
  • While on Army active duty in South Korea, I flew on many nighttime helo training missions at the DMZ. NVG's were required gear.
  • When I was a kid, my Dad (whose hobby is mountain climbing) shared his love of the great outdoors with me. When time allows, I still love to hike, camp, backpack and ski. 

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