Speaker Profile

Karen Gleason
Principal/Co-Founder / Periscope Fundraising Strategies

Karen Gleason is Co-Founder / Principal of Periscope Fundraising Strategies, a consulting practice that delivers strategic planning, program audit, project management, and capacity extension resources to NGOs.  Areas of focus include Sustainer, Mid-level, Digital, Canvassing, and Telemarketing.  Karen has over 20+ years of sector experience during which she has contributed to both client side and agency oriented roles.  Most notably she lead mass market fundraising for American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, and American Diabetes Association.  She is also Co-Chair DMA Nonprofit Federation's Education Committee. She resides in Michigan with her husband, two teenage daughters and dog, Luli.