Who is Harvest?
Kara Logan Berlin is the Founder and CEO of Harvest, a consultancy dedicated to helping organizations significantly accelerate fundraising while simultaneously improving efficacy.
Created in 2009 after spending several years working within non-profit organizations, Harvest has helped more than 100 non-profits improve their balance sheets and expand programming by strategically focusing on increasing revenue, fundraising efficiency, organizational sustainability and talent development.
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. Hundreds of organizations and individuals have utilized the Harvest Development Boot Camp to cultivate and focus Talent on creating better funded and more sustainable operations.
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.