Kara Logan Berlin, Founder and CEO
Kara is the Founder and CEO of Harvest, a consultancy dedicated to helping organizations significantly accelerate fundraising while simultaneously improving efficacy. Created in 2009, Harvest has helped hundreds of non-profits improve their balance sheets and expand programming by strategically focusing on increasing revenue, fundraising efficiency, organizational sustainability and talent development.
Kara is a firm believer in the importance of developing talent. In 2012, Kara created the Harvest Development Boot Camp, an interactive and innovative approach to sharing best practices, proven principles and practical tools to help fundraising professionals rapidly improve their skill-set and results.
Prior to Harvest, Kara was Major Gifts Officer for the Robin Hood Foundation while simultaneously serving as a pro-bono Development Consultant for Robin Hood grantees. She also worked as Director of Development for DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI), where she oversaw all individual and corporate giving, special events, and marketing and communications, helping the organization increase its operating budget by more than 400%. Her passion for the non-profit sector began nearly two decades ago when she worked on planning and events for New York Citymeals-on-Wheels program. She holds an MA and BA from Santa Clara University and lives in New York City with her husband and two hilarious children.
Lucy McLoughlin LeBlanc, Managing Director
Lucy began her non-profit career in programs across New York including the education sector, veteran support services, and youth mentorship. When the opportunity to support the management of corporate partnerships at Girls Who Code arose, Lucy made the jump to a hybrid role of Program Management and Development, eventually transitioning to Classical Charter Schools as the network’s founding Director of Development. Most recently, Lucy brings her consulting experience from CCS, a national non-profit consulting firm focused on Fundraising and Development.
Lucy is an active member of New York’s education space, serving on the junior board for her former AmeriCorps program, City Year, as well as on the Futures and Options Young Professional Board. She earned her B.A. in Communication and Art History from SUNY Geneseo. Lucy lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband.
Jennifer Warren, Managing Director
Jennifer brings 15 years of successful non-profit development and fundraising experience to our partners. She began her career in institutional relations honing her foundation and public grant writing and management skills, and later transitioned to the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development to oversee non-profit after-school program contracts. Jennifer also brings extensive major gift, corporate giving, and event expertise to her work, helping local and national organizations like Children’s Aid and Year Up develop and execute strategic initiatives that build mission-critical partnerships, and generate new and increased revenue.
Jennifer earned a B.A. in Government from Connecticut College.