Consultants for Fundraisers & Nonprofits
From charities whose founders are in the building to huge Nonprofits that are run like corporations, we have seen it all. We understand management has so many tasks on their plates that sometimes nonprofit leadership training gets put on the back burner. This is why we started Team Kat & Mouse.
Nonprofit Leadership and Fundraising Training for Challenging Times
Our consultants for fundraisers will train your staff, coach your team through new skills and techniques on an on-going basis, and even help identify and onboard new employees.
Our goal is to be your partner, to save you time to plan, strategize and grow!
The Kat- Managing Partner
Hello, I'm Sharon (“Kat”) Kitroser. I’ve spent over 25 years in media sales and management. You learn a great deal by selling air (radio commercials)…not to mention teaching others to do the same. My teams were budget busters and won many sales awards. It may have been a midlife crisis (wanting to repair the world) that took me into nonprofit management. There, I learned to take my skills to a new level. I transferred my magic and all my experience with ABC, Disney, and CBS into a focused mission to bring nonprofit leadership training, collaboration, partnerships, and sponsorship skills to non-profits like the American Red Cross and Gift of Life Marrow Registry.
I bring energy, enthusiasm, budget attainment focus, corporate expertise, and business acumen to Team Kat & Mouse.
Hi, I’m Amy (“Mouse”) Mauser. I’ve spent almost two decades building and leading fundraising teams within non-profits after my (brief but very educational) career in law. My experience has included work on behalf of faith-based, arts, healthcare (disease), higher education, and community impact missions.
Whether using my legal experience to explore the technical benefits of a planned giving vehicle or my interpersonal skills to explain the financial impact of a one-time major gift, I love connecting with individual philanthropists to share their joy in making a difference. I am a critical thinker who brings a unique perspective to every place I go. I can be counted on to quickly understand a fundraising program's overall view or spend time reviewing data. With an expertise in building programs from the ground up, I will always ask the right question to get everyone involved in discovering the best solution.
Hi, I’m Ben Chambers, Director of Grant Services I’ve spent the last decade working across a wide range of nonprofit and public advocacy organizations: from the academic field to politics and frontline fundraising, I’ve been involved in some incredible causes. Most recently, I worked in nonprofit leadership training at a growing nonprofit called CHADS Coalition for Mental Health, where we worked to save young people from the darkness of mental illness. I am a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) with experience working as a consultant for small nonprofits and large organizations.
My passion is figuring out the future of fundraising. We’re undergoing social change at a pace that few of us can comprehend, and the nonprofit sector is no exception. Millennial donors will want a giving experience that is far different than what we’ve mastered over the years, and now is the time to establish new strategies.
Greetings! I’m Linda Puoplo. My career has always sharply focused on building thriving communities which only happens through effective and genuine community engagement, dynamic community partnerships, shared visioning, and strategic planning that delivers real results. I’m thrilled to contribute my skills and experience to Team Kat & Mouse as they assist nonprofits in accomplishing
Hi I’m Joel Eaton, Creative Director. I’ve been working in the nonprofit sector my entire professional life but I started working in nonprofit marketing almost a decade ago. Because of this unique experience I know what it’s like to be the client as well as the consultant. Over the years I have learned that unlike mainstream marketing, nonprofit marketing isn’t about what is flashy and slick, but about what connects with the hearts of donors. It’s my goal to help our clients tell their stories in a way that increases response. That’s the ultimate goal, everything else is just gravy.
In my personal life, I’m a dad, a husband, and a homesteader. I live in the western foothills of Maine with my wife and two daughters where we grow and preserve a lot of our own food, raise chickens, dairy goats, sheep, and pigs. I would raise more animals, but my wife has cut me off for the foreseeable future. If you want to get me talking, ask me about regenerative agriculture.
Here's what they are saying about Team Kat & Mouse - Consultants for Fundraisers
"The 100 Black Men of Greater Florida GNV has consulted with the Kat and Mouse team for the last two years. Recently the team's help with our Annual Giving Campaign has been extremely valuable. The Kat and Mouse team is organized, knowledgeable, and always exceeds expectations. I would highly recommend the Kat and Mouse team for your Nonprofit and Development Consultant needs."
Chairman and President, 100 Black Men of Greater Florida GNV, Inc.
As we all continue to experience, it is not an easy task to shine a light among those for whom it is easier to remain in the dark.
Thank you for your input in helping us to secure a stronger foundation for fundraising and for trying new approaches to reach untapped donors at a time when even nationally donations have significantly dropped.
Dr. Connie Siskowski
Founder & President of the American Association of Caregiving Youth
We have been working with the Kat & Mouse team since the end of last year to help increase our fundraising efforts. I have nothing but great things to say about their team. Sharon recently conducted a Board training that was engaging and encouraged the directors to develop their personalized story that spoke to their why. The ‘what’ means nothing without a ‘why’.
The Board articulated that this powerful concept completely changed the way in which they would speak about our organization that they believe would create a fundraising pipeline.
Most importantly, Kat & Mouse truly care about the people they work with. They’re attentive to our needs and they provide out of the box solutions. I highly recommend Kat & Mouse!
Youth Empowered to Prosper
We love working with Team Kat and Mouse. They took the time to truly understand our organization, goals, and network of partners. Team Kat & Mouse used tailored examples relevant to our partner's work and went above and beyond creating original materials and tools they could use in their day-to-day. The team is very receptive to feedback and continuously works with us to ensure we are happy with their work. Their training has been very helpful to our partners with their marketing and fundraising efforts!
Raffaella Glasser, Network Capacity Manager
City Harvest New York
Amy and Sharon were fabulous mentors to me. They complement each other well, bringing a wealth of knowledge in non-profit strategy and coaching. Any team would benefit from their expertise, their passion, and their unwavering commitment to helping others be successful."
Director of Philanthropy, HomeSafe Florida
The moment we paired Amy and Sharon together as leaders, we saw the power of combining their unique mix of talents - classic fundraising smarts and relentless sales management skills - on both the bottom line and long-term donor retention rates. They are as powerful a pair of results-driven change agents as I have worked with.
Rob Levine - long-time non-profit CEO .
After the webinars with Kat & Mouse, our nonprofit leadership training team was energized and organized. We are a new non-profit with a meaningful mission, and coaching with Team Kat & Mouse has been invaluable.
You showed us how to structure our organization and magnify our efforts with corporate and local government support.
Thank you for your gift of mentorship to our team. We are very grateful to have Team Kat & Mouse in our lives and organization.
Steve Lieber, Board of Directors
The Give Back Community