Kathleen Loehr, Senior Consultant, has thirty-five years of experience in partnership with university and nonprofit leaders, as well as philanthropists. She understands the benefits and joys of partnering with stakeholders, as well as the complexities and challenges of this fast-changing sector. Through individual and facilitated group work, she helps institutions blend their aspirations to serve the common good with the commitment to create effective and sustained impact. Trained in Appreciative Inquiry, Kathleen combines nonprofit expertise, coaching, and strategy to help individuals and groups navigate change.
Kathleen is a thought leader regarding the role of women in modern philanthropy. Women are more frequently in the philanthropic driver seat, given the increased money being earned and inherited and their influence in household giving. Kathleen translates the research on how women give into practical action fundraisers can take. Her book, Gender Matters: A Guide to Growing Women’s Philanthropy, was released by CASE in August 2018.
As a Master Somatic Coach, certified through the Strozzi Institute, Kathleen is pragmatic and relational. Clients value that she is committed to their goals and brings empathy, honesty, practical experience, and powerful questions to help them make choices that move them away from being overwhelmed, and at the same time toward their vision.
Kathleen was a C-suite leader of fundraising for the American Red Cross, Save the Children, the International Crisis Group, and key departments at Cornell University. Consulting partners have included both national nonprofits such as the Girl Scouts, Salvation Army, InterAction, FHI, Jewish Federation of North America, and Convergence as well as small nonprofits serving children, youth, vulnerable families, and the homeless.
Kathleen holds a BA in Government from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences. She sits on the board of the Center on Disaster Philanthropy and is the chair of the Advisory Council for the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.