Kathleen E. Loehr

Kathleen E. Loehr is a seasoned fundraising professional who has facilitated Leadership Sanctuary cohorts for Executive Directors and is now leading our newest program for Development Directors. Her three-decade career in the nonprofit sector includes leadership within the fields of childcare, fundraising, disaster fundraising, women in philanthropy, international non-governmental organizations, and nonprofit effectiveness. Her fundraising background includes leading the development for the American Red Cross, Save the Children, the International Crisis Group, and key departments at Cornell University. She is an expert with raising funds across complex large organizations, as well as designing successful fundraising for local community needs.

Kathleen has led all types of fundraising: direct response, corporate, foundation, and individual giving. She is also an expert leadership-master coach, giving her the ability to understand what is preventing individuals or teams from achieving their revenue goals. She helps design targeted leadership practices that can bring forward new sustained behaviors to produce the required changes. The combination of her consulting with coaching can result in 85 percent more successful outcomes in relationships, strategy, dollars raised, processes and communication.

Kathleen is currently a Managing Director at Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI).  As a leader in this firm, she and the OAI teams partner with nonprofits to enhance fundraising, whether it is board development, feasibility studies, or assessments and strategic plans.  OAI is unique in the industry because it also imbeds experienced fundraisers into nonprofits to implement annual, major gift or campaign fundraising, helping clients begin or sustain fundraising activity effectively regardless of the highs and lows of staff turnover.

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