Audience Development / Fundraising Consulting / Organizational Innovation

We believe in the power of audience development – cultivating vital relationships, making growth-oriented connections and building the right community – to further an organization’s reach and prosperity.



We identify, connect with and grow your markets.



We work with your team to build successful strategy. 


VIP Relations

We create unique experiences for discerning individuals.



We conceptualize and guide your most important moments.



We unite organizations and individuals for shared success.



We synchronize messaging for maximum impact.




In January we'll release Forward2016, a data-driven look at the trends and forecasts impacting your organization throughout the year. Tell us what you want to hear more about!


About Us



Karen believes that successful fundraising is an art that connects people, builds collaborations and achieves a vision. She has over 25 years of experience of working with arts organizations and other forward-thinking nonprofits around the country. Her expertise in fundraising and special event management successfully strengthens each client’s mission by securing funding, growing awareness and building community relationships.

Previously, Karen founded Karen DeTemple Consulting and worked at the The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Exploratorium in San Francisco, The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

Nicole Polletta

Nicole has over 15 years of experience managing high profile audiences and strategic partnerships for national and international corporate and nonprofit institutions. She establishes the platform, messaging and outreach strategies to effectively engage key opinion leaders and tastemakers with a special focus on the contemporary visual arts.

Previously, Nicole served as the Director of VIP Initiatives at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA and the Director of VIP and Sponsor Relations at FITZ & CO in New York City.


Karen and Nicole have worked with the following leading organizations.


Photography: Reject Dance Theatre at the BCA by Melissa Blackall; Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture in New York City by Thomas R. Stegelmann; Hong Kong from Victoria Peak by Dennis Tang; Portrait of Karen and Nicole by Michael Blanchard