Ready to reach your funding goals?  Excited about delivering more Impact?


I can help get you there.

Ready to reach your funding goals? Excited about delivering more Impact? I can help get you there.

What you get with Cari:

I help passionate professional fundraisers, executives and leaders elevate their fundraising performance and provide more vital resources for their mission. Wherever you may be on your journey, everyone can benefit from an investment in themselves; an external perspective, new ideas and a nudge to achieve, even exceed your goals.

I’m a fundraising expert, stewardship maven, award winning brand storyteller and trusted strategist, advisor, and coach. I’ve led development of strategic plans and brand launches for Ford, Citicorp, and McDonalds, among others, and successfully applied my relationship-building and brand storytelling skills to personally raise over $35 million in 5, 6, and 7 figure major gifts and contribute to the generation of over $240 million more.

My programs have received the Ford Quality Award (highest internal award) and first places in national marketing competitions.  I’ve had the honor and good fortune to serve as board trustee and community leader for numerous organizations and am a graduate of the United Way of Cleveland, Mandel, and National Wexner Heritage Leadership Programs.

My role as your coach and consultant will be to help you raise more in less time. You (your team) will feel less stressed and far more confident, with a can-do attitude, must haves for today’s successful fundraisers.  You’ll enjoy personal growth while providing more vital resources to support those in need.

Together, let’s Reset, Refresh and Rev Up Your Revenues!

Professional Fundraiser

  • Raised over $35 million in 5,6, and 7 figure major gifts
  • Led teams to raise over $40 million more
  • Served in leadership roles for $200 million more in charitable revenue
  • Crafted cases for giving, developed new proposals/grant requests, gift generation materials and impact reporting tools
  • Mentored colleagues – public speaking, art of the ask, donor stewardship

Corporate/Brand Marketing Expertise

  • Award-winning Brand Storyteller (Ford Quality Award)
  • Developed Account Management Training Program for Consultants
  • Launched new products and services for Ford Motor Company, McDonalds, Oscar Mayer and Citicorp
  • Created National Eye Exam Month for Cole National Corporation (dba Sears Optical)

Non-Profit/Community Leadership

  • Board Trustee; executive leadership team of $8 million capital campaign and co-chair of $10 million community campaign
  • Graduate of United Way, Wexner Heritage and Mandel Leadership Programs
  • Lion of Judah member

Tap the Expert

In so many areas of life we’re accustomed to tapping experts to help solve a problem or to attain more.  We all do it, every day. Think doctors for medical conditions, performance coaches for athletes or Waze and Google Maps when we’re lost or need to identify the most efficient way to get from one point to another.

Why not?

So, why not for your fundraising, when experience and proven techniques can help you move faster, more efficiently, and, most of all, succeed in delivering significantly more vital resources.  You’re right, why not, and I’m ready to be of service to front line fundraisers and mission-driven leadership to optimize your fundraising efforts.