Case Studies

Recent Clients


  • “Through our work with The Ostara Group, The Russell Family Foundation has deepened our commitment to and practices around capacity building. Working closely with Ostara’s team, we designed a year-long fundraising cohort learning experience for our environmental education partners. Our partners reported stronger competencies, deeper networks and greater results in their fund development work as a result of this experience.”

    Fabiola Greenawalt, Program Officer at The Russell Family Foundation

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  • “Working with Ostara Group and Karen on strategic planning really helped us to focus on our path forward and distill down to the meat of what we want and need to accomplish over the next 5-7 years. With Karen’s guidance, we were able to lay all of our values, ideas, and visions on the table and wrangle them into a coherent and realistic plan.”

    Phedra Elliott, Executive Director at Housing Resources Bainbridge

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  • “Working with our Ostara colleagues has been incredible. The institutional knowledge they steward for our organization and the deep knowledge and experience of the funding sector they bring to City Year Seattle is invaluable. I expected high quality writing and execution from Ostara. They easily check these boxes and more importantly serve as trusted strategist, guiding and creatively pushing our work and our message forward.”

    Daniel Webb, Managing Director of Development at City Year Seattle/King County

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