Founder, KC Nonprofits
Karen Coutts is the founder of KC Nonprofits, a consulting firm which helps advance the missions of San Diego’s nonprofits—with an emphasis on those focused on arts and culture. Since 2011 Karen has provided clients with fund development services, strategic planning, and high-level project management. Prior to her work as a consultant Karen was the Director of Development for The New Children’s Museum, where she completed a $30 million capital campaign and was part of the team that opened their new facility. She spent eight years in the development department of the San Diego Museum of Art overseeing corporate, foundation, government, and planned giving as well as membership. Prior to that, Karen worked at the consulting firm, Epsilon in their Fundraising and Membership Services division where she was an account executive working with national clients including the Smithsonian. She holds a masters degree from Boston University in Art History and Museum Studies.