Ashmore Consulting

About

Karen AshmoreeMail Karen

  • 28 years experience in management, fund development,
    Karen Ashmore

    Karen Ashmore

    and grantmaking for non-profit organizations and foundations

  • Former Executive Director of two foundations: Lambi Fund of Haiti and Global Education Fund
  • Served in all roles for foundations and non-profit organizations: staff, volunteer, consultant, donor, client and board member
  • M.A., Global Studies, University of Denver; B.A., Journalism, University of South Carolina

Associates

Dawn Riley Duval  Dawn Duval

  • Experience in community relations, facilitation, outreach and evaluation
  • Co-Leader Black Lives Matter Denver chapter
  • M.A., Print Journalism, University of Colorado and Master’s in Divinity, Vanderbilt University

 

Leonie Hermantin  Leonie

  • Experience in non-profit management, education, sustainable development, site visits, evaluation, leading delegations
  • Proficient in Haitian and Haitian American communities
  • Fluent in Haitian Creole, French and English
  • Juris Doctor

 

Sarah Leavitt  Sarah

  • Experience in social networking, digital outreach, youth, sustainable development
  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • M.A., International Studies, University of Denver

 

Stephanie Ross  Stephanie

  • 15 years experience in grant writing, project management and fund development<
  • Specialties: faith-based organizations, women and girls, education
  • B.A., Communications, University of Missouri-Saint Louis

 

Alex Zizinga  Alex Zizinga

  • Experience in sustainable development and water access/quality
  • Fluent in English and Lugandan
  • Master’s in Environment and Natural Resources, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda

Affiliations

Presentations and Publications – Karen Ashmore

  • Advisor, Just Giving: Global Social Change Philanthropy Conference, Berkeley, CA, May 2014
  • “Is Your World Too White?”, speaker, Colorado Association of Non-Profit Organizations Conference, Denver, Oct. 2013
  • “Investing in Girls and Women: Innovations and Opportunities for Impact”, speaker, Colorado Association of Non-Profit Organizations Conference, Denver, Oct. 2013
  • “Beyond Grants: Non-Financial Ways Non-Profits Can Partner with Foundations”, speaker, Colorado Association of Non-Profit Organizations Conference, Denver, Oct. 2013
  • “It Takes More Than Love: Steps to Raising a Truly Multicultural Family”, speaker, African Caribbean Heritage Camp, Denver, CO, June 2013
  • “Financing the Mission: Grants and Beyond”, speaker, Mississippi Association of Grantmakers & Mississippi Center for Nonprofits Annual Conference, Jackson, MS, May 2013
  • “Investing in Girls and Women: Innovations and Opportunities for Impact”, speaker, Council on Foundations Family Philanthropy Conference, San Jose, CA, Jan. 2013
  • “Leading Delegations to the Global South”, speaker, Council on Foundations Family Philanthropy Conference, San Jose, CA, Jan. 2013
  • “Beyond Grants: Non-Financial Ways to Support Grassroots Organizations”, moderator, Council on Foundations Family Philanthropy Conference, San Jose, CA, Jan. 2013
  • “Sustainable Development in Developing Countries”, Plenary Speaker, Fulbright Scholars Conference – Institute for International Education, Denver, Feb. 2011
  • “An Update on the Earthquake in Haiti”, numerous news outlets: ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Denver Post, NPR, BBC, et al, 2010-2011
  • “Value Added Grantmaking”, Plenary Speaker, Grantmakers Without Borders conference, Washington DC, June 2009
  • Transforming Community, contributor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • “Gender, Poverty and Climate Change”, presenter, Environmental Grantmakers Association retreat, Mohonk, NY, Sept 2008
  • “A Million Trees for Haiti: Global South Partners Address Climate Change”, EGA Journal, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Spring 2008
  • “Is Your World Too White? A Primer for Whites Trying to Deal with a Racist Society”,The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Oppression and Privilege, 2008, McGraw Hill, pp 638-642.
  • “Grantmaking as a Human Right”, presenter,  International Human Rights Funders Group conference, San Francisco, Jan 2007
  • “Understanding the New Generation of Faith Based Global Activists”, presenter, Grantmakers Without Borders conference, New York, June 2007
  • “Communicating Global Issues with Fire and Passion”, presenter, Grantmakers Without Borders conference, New York, June 2007
  • “International Environmental Grantmaking”, facilitator, Environmental Grantmakers Association retreat, Santa Fe, Sept 2007
  • “Proven Outcomes: Supporting the Environment and Sustainable Development in Haiti”, EGA News, Winter-Spring 2006.
  • “Supporting economic justice, democracy and sustainable development in Haiti”, Eritaj Chronicle, Sept/Oct 2005.
  • “Evaluation in Action: A Summary of the Evaluation of the First Ten Years of the Lambi Fund of Haiti”,Results magazine, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, October 2005.

Contact Info

Ashmore Consulting
Denver, CO

303-465-5053 – phone
815-366-8274 – fax

 



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