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Karin Douglas

Karin Douglas: Nonprofit Sector Fundraiser & Strategy Advisor

Founder, The Intermission Group

Karin has served the nonprofit sector for twenty-five years by helping nonprofit organizations develop into thriving, sustainable enterprises that address community priorities. Throughout her career Karin has provided guidance to philanthropic entities, corporate social responsibility teams, and nonprofit organizations that include performing and visual arts, human services, faith based institutions, higher education, and professional associations. Her areas of expertise are fundraising, board development, and executive coaching all of which are approached through the lens of organizational strategy.

For two and a half years Karin led a community empowerment project funded by Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to benefit Atlanta’s Westside community, a region of the city undergoing radical revitalization and gentrification. From 2017-2019 she served as the executive coach for the Boys and Men of Color Executive Director Collaboration Circle funded by Annie E. Casey Foundation.

She is a frequent speaker at conferences and in boardrooms guiding and inspiring civic leaders who share a vision for an economically and socially prosperous community. Karin has held fundraising and external relations positions at Davidson College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Georgia Tech in addition to Children’s Defense Fund and Communities in Schools of Georgia.


She served as resource development subject-matter expert for the in-house consulting team at Georgia Center for Nonprofits, during which time she not only assisted nonprofit clients and corporate social responsibility teams but also received top ratings as an instructor in GCN’s Nonprofit University. Her leisure time is spent as a volunteer with her alma mater, Davidson College and as a board member for Georgia Center for Opportunity. She is a master gardener who is involved in several food justice initiatives and runs a small landscaping business.

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