Kathleen

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Kathleen Loehr is the principal of Kathleen Loehr & Associates, a philanthropic and leadership practice based in Alexandria, VA. Kathleen’s partnership with nonprofit leaders and philanthropists is grounded in thirty years in the nonprofit sector. Her leadership roles include being the C-suite leader of fundraising for the American Red Cross, Save the Children, the International Crisis Group, and key departments at Cornell University. She has also led consulting teams to design successful fundraising strategies for The Salvation Army, Girl Scouts, Jewish Federation of North America, Women for Women International, Promujer, Women Moving Millions and the American Nicaraguan Foundation, plus many others. Kathleen’s deep expertise in fundraising and nonprofit leadership is the background for her specialized work with women’s philanthropy and coaching nonprofit leaders.

Women’s Philanthropy: She is a member of the Advisory Council for the Women’s Philanthropy Institute of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Her women’s philanthropy expertise results from her work across twenty years with the President’s Council of Cornell Women, American Red Cross’ Tiffany Circle, and leading the strategies for Duke, Drexel, University of San Francisco, William & Mary, McGill University and National Geographic to more deeply engage with women. Recently she spent a full day training William & Mary’s entire advancement team on practical changes that will facilitate deeper connections with women donors/prospects. She is also a regular speaker and facilitator for CASE conferences on women’s philanthropy, as well as a speaker for Chronicle of Philanthropy webinars on this topic.

Leadership Coaching: Kathleen is a Master Somatic Coach, certified through the Strozzi Institute. She is a pragmatic and relational coach who understands the complexities and demands of leading change in nonprofits. She has partnered with Heifer International, Save The Children, PETA, NRDC and other nonprofits to help leaders and teams create generative practices that result in strong presence, self awareness, productive collaboration with colleagues and volunteers, inspiring communication, and the ability to act effectively regardless of chaos or challenges. Clients value that she has walked in their shoes and brings empathy, honesty, practical experience and powerful questions to help them make choices away from overwhelm and towards their vision.
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More than work has shaped Kathleen’s experiences! Growing up in a big Catholic family, she learned to effectively manage up, down and out. Her humanitarian focus came from living abroad in Bolivia and Italy, as well as extensive travels in Africa, Europe and Central/South America, where she continues to be inspired by human dignity in the face of extreme poverty. Her self-awareness and compassion for others was shaped by deep work with the Hoffman Institute and the Strozzi Institute: this is a constantly unfolding path of growth and practice. Finally, the curiosity in her is kept alive by spending time with the babies & toddlers as well as stimulating and committed Gen Z’s and Gen Y’s in her big blended family.