Lori Zoss Kraska

Lori Zoss Kraska, MBA, CFRE is Growth Owl, LLC’s Founder and CEO. She possesses over 22 years expertise in corporate sponsorship support, corporate cause marketing, fundraising, corporate social responsibility, non profit consulting, executive sales management, training, and marketing strategy roles earning her a reputation for establishing pathways quickly to exceeding revenue/fundraising goals, building high performance teams, developing relationships quickly, and outpacing expectations. Lori is also the author of “The Boardroom Playbook: A Not So Ordinary Guide to Corporate Funding for Your Purpose Driven Organization” available on Amazon. She’s held key leadership and corporate sponsorship positions within organizations like PBS, NPR (local station groups), DAC Group, Clear Channel, University of Phoenix-Midwest Campuses, and Citysearch.com. She’s been a regular featured speaker and panelist at Non Dues a Palooza, FSAE, Lakeland Non Profit Conference, Public Media Development and Marketing Conference, PBS Annual Meeting, American Marketing Association, Alumni Speakers Bureau, Baldwin Wallace University, and various local professional organizations. In September 2023, Lori rolled out Growth Owl Academy, Essentials of Corporate Support an online, self-paced course empowering professionals with the building blocks and best practices to jumpstart their corporate sponsorship and corporate philanthropic efforts. Lori holds an MBA in Systems Management and earned the distinguished certification of Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), the world’s only accredited certification for philanthropic fundraising professionals, by CFRE International in 2021.