Let's Raise Some Money
Insights from Karen Climer about fundraising and nonprofit organizations

About Karen Climer

Karen Climer wakes up in the morning and thinks, “It’s a beautiful sunny day.  Let’s raise some money.”  OK, maybe not every day, but most days she thinks that.  Karen has nearly a decade of experience in all aspects of fundraising, grantsmanship, marketing, and donor relations.  Currently, she is focusing on campaign management, donor stewardship, and grantsmanship.  Her clients have included BETA Center, Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation, Project Walk Orlando, Quest Inc. and others.

In 2008, Karen was named one of the top three up-and-coming fundraisers in the country by FundRaising Success Magazine.  She received the Walt Chamberlain Scholar Award from the Central Florida Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and has been featured in the “Someone You Should Know” column of Central Florida Lifestyle.

A native of Orlando, Florida, Karen holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park.