Karin Cox

Karin Cox, MFA


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Wilmington, N.C.

Fundraising specialties

Capital and/or endowment campaign counsel; major gift fundraising; special events; executive search and placement; training and mentoring; board training and leadership; women, children and families; museums, arts and culture; education and education foundations

Karin Cox, MFA


Karin has helped Kinetic clients raise hundreds of millions of dollars through customized, research-based counsel and guidance. She is adept at drawing out the potential in nonprofits and providing the confidence and competencies they need to raise more money than they ever thought possible. Karin has served in senior leadership roles in nonprofit and business sectors, and is an author, frequent presenter and senior consultant.

Karin is the author of Fundraising Leadership: The Essential Guide for Nonprofit Board Members Who Want to Make a Lasting Difference. She developed the widely adopted Cox Grid, which was first presented in her “Fundraising Events” chapter in Fundraising Practices and Principles, the definitive fundraising text published by Jossey-Bass. Karin serves on the board of Kentucky to the World. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

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