ELEVATING CHANGE


About Us

Our Experience

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We have over 40 years collective experience running nonprofit organizations and campaigns. We have raised millions of dollars to support projects ranging from healthy homes, legal services, neighborhood redevelopment, and political campaigns. 

Our Services

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Nonprofits

  • Strategic planning and development
  • Executive coaching
  • Board governance
  • Employee evaluation, wellness and mindfulness
  • Keynote presentations and crowd engagement
  • Fund development planning
  • Impact reporting
  • Nonprofit startup services


Political Campaigns

  • Fundraising
  • Small and large donor cultivation
  • List-building
  • Call time strategy
  • Local and national campaigns
  • Financial compliance

Our Senior Team: Kara Eastman and Dave Pantos

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About Kara: Kara holds a BA from Pitzer College and an MSW from Loyola University of Chicago. She has over 20 years of experience starting, managing and growing nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she was the founding CEO of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, where she raised over $13 million to invest in green and healthy housing in Omaha. Kara has served on the board of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, the National Lead and Environmental Hazards Association and was appointed to the Mayor's Fair Housing Advisory Board in Omaha. In 2014, Kara was elected to the Board of Governors of Metropolitan Community College. In 2018, she was the Democratic nominee for Congress in Nebraska's second district. 


About Dave: Dave Pantos has been a licensed attorney for 23 years and has 18 years of experience managing nonprofits. Dave holds a law degree and a Masters of Science in Environmental Science from Indiana University-Bloomington. Dave serves on the Metropolitan Community College of Nebraska Board of Directors and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Dave is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and serves as Finance Director for Kara Eastman for Congress. 

FROM SOME OF OUR CLIENTS

Alexis Nielsen Interiors

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Kara recently devised a branding strategy for my interior design business. I have been in business for over 10 years but recently sales have tapered off. I needed someone help me rethink my business strategy. She created a thoughtful and practical plan that involved long and short term goals, social media marketing and easy steps to promote local awareness. Her plan has helped me reach another level of customer acquisition and the results have been immediate. Kara is a branding genius and I highly recommend her. 

Bricklayer.org

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Dave has done some consulting for our endeavors with Bricklayer.org; I would highly recommend him. It's not easy work to start a nonprofit! I'm grateful to have such experienced knowledgeable people to help along the journey!! 

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