Karen Knight of Karen Knight Consulting in Kamloops, BC, Canada, has provided volunteer recruitment, engagement and training for social impact organizations for over 25 years. “My professional life has spanned many industries, working in both the private and public sectors in various leadership positions,” Knight noted. “Through my passion for making a difference in the world, I have gained decades of experience in organizations as a leader and a board member.”
An internationally recognized author, presenter and thought leader, Knight is known for challenging the standard thinking around volunteerism, turning a spotlight on overlooked problems and bringing creative solutions to long-standing issues.
After many years leading in and volunteering with not-for-profits, Knight found that many leaders of volunteers have difficulty with aspects of their volunteer programs, whether that be in recruiting the right people or assigning those people to roles that both support the organization’s mission and keep the volunteers enthusiastic.
As a Volunteer Engagement strategist and mentor at her own consulting firm, Knight combines her hands-on experience with extensive studying and research into volunteer recruitment, engagement and training to help solve these challenges for not-for-profit organizations.