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Karen R. Schuler


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Karen R. Schuler, Managing Director, Nonprofit Search, Transition Planning
Managing Director
Nonprofit Search, Transition Planning
 

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Karen Schuler leads the Nonprofit Search, Transition & Planning practice, a team that helps nonprofit organizations across the nation leverage leadership and strategy transitions to grow and sustain mission impact. The practice has worked with over 500 nonprofits including clients in advocacy, associations, behavioral health, community development, disabilities, environment, food banks, health care, housing, human services, international development, and many other sectors.

Prior to entering the nonprofit consulting field, Ms. Schuler spent 20 years in nonprofit organizations, including roles as Executive Director, Interim Executive Director, and Board leadership. In 2003, she shifted to consulting across the noprofit sector, eventually joining a national firm focused on leadership transition and sustainability for nonprofits. She integrated the work into Raffa, P.C. and will continue to lead and grow the practice through Raffa – Marcum's Nonprofit and Social Sector Group.

Upon her graduation from Duke University, Ms. Schuler spent the early part of her career serving in leadership positions within several nonprofit organizations in the Washington, DC area. She earned her MBA at the University of Maryland, using the nonprofit sector for her case studies. She is passionate about making a difference in the nonprofit sector and values the opportunity to advance best business practices in public charities.

Ms. Schuler is a frequent speaker at conferences across the country and is the facilitator of the two-day "Next Steps" workshop that she has delivered to over 300 nonprofit executives.

Subject Matter Expertise

CEO Transitions
Leadership Succession Planning
Nonprofit Mission Sustainability
Strategic Planning

Practice Focus

Housing & Community Developoment
Hunger
Healthcare
Human Services
Behavioral Health
Disabilities
Advocacy

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude
Duke University

Masters of Business Administration
University of Maryland

Phi Beta Kappa

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CEO Update interviewed Karen Schuler, managing director for search, transition and planning at Raffa - Marcum’s Nonprofit and Social Sector Group, for a story about succession planning.


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CEO Update interviewed Karen Schuler, managing director for search, transition and planning at Raffa - Marcum’s Nonprofit and Social Sector Group, for a story about succession planning.

Succession planning should extend to other C-suite executives and critical employees, such as the head of IT, as change is inevitable.

 
 
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