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Karen E. Mecham & Associates

Published in Fundraising & Development

Karen Mecham & Associates is a full-service grant writing and consulting organization with more than 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit world. Karen specializes in grant writing for small organizations who can’t afford full-time grant writing staff. She researches funders who fit the profile of the organization and interviews the founder, board members and staff to ensure she understands the mission, focus and goals of the management team.

"Karen is a great resource for our organization. She is organized, knowledgeable, and a delight to work with. Our investment in her services paid for itself within the first few months. Adding Karen to our development strategy has been a tremendous support for our organization. I would recommend Karen to other organizations and have already done so."  --Alissa Largin, Executive Director, Suazo Business Center

Bio:

Karen began her business career as a single mom with half a college degree, five children, and no way to make a living. After completing two degrees, she co-founded a community based mentoring program. Under her seven years of leadership as executive director, the mentoring program spread across Utah and into Arizona.

She received several awards for her innovative approach to empowering single mothers and others to bring their families out of poverty and move ahead to permanent financial stability. These awards include the Governor’s Commission for Women and Families Woman of Achievement Award, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Pathfinder Award, the Salt Lake Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Rising Star Award. Additionally, Karen is the author of TAKE CHARGE, a self-help book outlining the path to success.

Services include:

  • Grant writing
  • Board development
  • Consulting
  • Fundraising training
  • Event planning

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