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Karen Lewellen

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Karen fortifies collective impact by fostering solid governance, evaluation frameworks and learning agendas. Weaving her tri-decade expertise in fundraising and public policy development  with hands-on seasoning in media relations and communications planning, Karen puts her time in the consulting media production, and management chair to work for all she serves.

Coaching clients to be firmly rooted in their organizational model, humanizing in their mission storytelling, and inclusive in all aspects of their nonprofit or social enterprise work, Karen’s creative flair, leadership magic, and inspiring presence produces powerful results. And results are what flows from working with Karen.

Guiding the Water Alive! board through exercises leading to a tighter organizational vision.  Connecting ANSI with $500k in funding via single call.  Helping Independence Residences INC., show the public that developmental disabilities are no barrier to work and family life.  From project to policy changes, mission to funding, learning to measurable success, Karen partners with clients to achieve their dreams.

Shading all of her efforts is Karen’s lived experience motivated dedication to creating places for everyone regardless of background and ability.   She encourages all she meets, professionally and personally,  towards the same.

Karen has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in psychology and a Masters of Science degree in mass communications, bolstering the goals of  multi-focused cross-sector innovators  throughout the United  States and Canada.

Areas of Expertise

Collective Impact, Policy Engagement, Social Enterprise

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Other Clients

Centre for Social Innovation, Ecologgs/Water Alive, Marshal Heights Community Development, QED Educational, American National Standards Institute, Independent Residences Inc., Women In Jazz

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