About

Karen Harshaw

Founder & Principal Consultant

Karen Harshaw is a comprehensive development professional with a passion for connecting inspired people to a fulfilling purpose. With over 20 years in the non-profit world, she has raised over $50 million and through this, she has found her professional purpose in life.

 

Prior to her work as a consultant, Karen worked as the Associate Director for the National Speaking of Women's Health Foundation, Director of Corporate Sponsorships and Events for Monster.com's Diversity Leadership Programs, Director of Development for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vice President of Development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati and the Community Foundation, and Chief Development Officer of WordPlay.  Her love of raising major gifts and helping nonprofits turn ideas into reality is her passion.   

Karen has a strong belief in streamlining processes and working efficiently to have the largest impact on an organization. Her proficiencies in relationship building, organizational and board development brings a fresh outlook to her clients, allowing them to do what they do best – fulfill their missions. 

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