Karin Cox, MFA
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer
Specializing in major gift and campaign fundraising worldwide, Karin is co-founder of Hartsook. She has served in senior leadership roles in nonprofit and business sectors, and is an author, frequent presenter and senior consultant. She works with nonprofit organizations of every size and scope, helping them advance their programs and raise millions of dollars.
Karin is the author of Fundraising Leadership: The Essential Guide for Nonprofit Board Members Who Want to Make a Lasting Difference and co-author of Events Fundraising (forthcoming spring 2020, DSC, U.K.) and $231 Billion Raised and Counting with Bob Hartsook and Matthew J. Beem. 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.
She was one of America’s top spokespeople in the field of child abuse prevention, and is a member of the National School Foundation Association’s Council of Advisors whose primary role is to support the advance of K-12 education foundations. Karin has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Women’s Impact Network.