You’ll make progress toward your goals working with me. You can take my word for it, but you don’t have to. Take a look at the insight that some of my clients have about the process and results.
If I could think of one word, I would say: Electrify!
Kari is fantastic at taking a group of board members who are passionate and dedicated, and giving them a structure of how to best go about accomplishing the mission of the organization. After our time with her, we all had a better sense of how to conduct ourselves as a highly-functioning board.
When we started working with Kari, we knew that our organization was in a growth phase, but we weren’t sure where to prioritize growth, or how to sustain it. Kari worked with us to thoughtfully assess our organization, put together a strategic growth plan, and successfully implement that plan. We’ve been praised by funders for having such a well thought out, organized, strategic plan for growth.
Our board is finally embracing their role as fundraisers, and they have the tools and confidence to perform successfully in that role!
Kari is great at straightforward, no-nonsense communication that drives toward outcomes.
We are on year 2 of a 3 year strategic plan that Kari helped us shape—she has vision!
We became more focused on our mission, developed strategies and cleaned up administrative omissions and errors.
Her insights allowed the board to thoughtfully process how their specific actions can be THE difference between a mediocre organization and a high-functioning team.
After working with Kari our team and board are more focused. We have clear goals and the tools to reach them.
Our board is so much more engaged. They understand the donor development cycle and are more comfortable thanking connecting and asking, especially now that they are working in the role that fits them best.
Kari connects with people and gets them excited to do the work they are so passionate about. She puts passion into action!
Kari’s ability to help the board of our young organization move beyond the emotional attachment to our past and take the steps necessary to further our overall goals was quite amazing. We, as a group, had struggled with a way forward and she was able to delineate the issues at hand and then show us how to come to consensus about our mission and the way forward. We look forward to having her help us as we grow to have more impact within our community.
Kari’s relationship with our organization has provided an extreme ROi.
When the board and staff are navigating new territory and are perhaps at odds Kari is the external voice in the room that has seen the scenario 50 times and helped other nonprofits navigate those environments tens of times. Her guidance opens our board candidate pool to larger windows of previous nonprofit experience, and within an hour she brings experience that it would take 12 of us months if not years to replicate.
A major take away from our work with Kari was to focus on connection to cause and storytelling as a way to engage in fundraising. Our team is more inspired and empowered to fundraise after learning from her experience about telling stories instead of making asks. I think that’s been a huge benefit to our organization.
Candor and grit—Kari tells it like it is!
Excellent Executive Director Coaching!!!
Kari is great at filtering through the verbal clutter during a workshop, to find a gem of advice that helps turn the tide, whether for the organization as a whole or personally for an individual. The rest is up to us to take that gem and run with it. If we do, it can be a game changer. If we don’t, it’s our loss!
I feel like we went from a ”mom and pop” board with a big heart, to a viable, cohesive and sustainable one that can propel us forward and foster growth. We still have the big heart, but now we have a vision, and a strategic plan to go with it, to really make a long lasting difference.
One word? Encouraging!
One word? Viviacious
We didn’t know what we didn’t know until Kari led our Annual Board Retreat. It all starts with our visions, both collective and individual, and ends with action plans. I always love walking away from something with an action plan in hand. I love Kari’s inclusion of all in the room, and she’s just a joy to be around.
After a one-day seminar from Kari, our entire board knew their roles better and amplified their involvement.
After a 25-year career in healthcare philanthropy, and the many challenges and exciting opportunities our organization faced, meeting Kari came at the perfect intersection for me, our staff and board leadership. Once we established a consulting relationship with Kari, our method of strategic planning, reporting and communication experienced many positive changes. She helped us develop our focus and prioritized work—now we choose to spend our time on those areas which have significant impact on our vision and mission. We also were able to engage our board members and community campaign volunteers at a deeper, meaningful level through planning, education and time with each person. These folks feel fantastic about their accomplishments and being involved with our shared goal of providing excellent care for our community. They can see and feel the changes made and successes, and all together we are becoming a better team. Kari helped us plan and now, continues to keep us accountable and on track. It’s a great partnership and I am grateful.
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