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Lori Zoss Kraska, MBA, CFRE  

Lori Zoss Kraska, MBA, CFRE  is Growth Owl, LLC's Founder and CEO. She possesses over 24 years expertise in revenue generation management, corporate sponsorship support, fundraising, corporate social responsibility, non profit consulting, and executive sales management & training. Her success has earned 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.  In 2023, Lori created Growth Owl Academy--An online, self-paced course empowering professionals with the building blocks and best practices to  corporate sponsorship.


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

She's been a regular featured speaker and panelist at Non Dues a Palooza, VSAE Annual Conference, OSAP Annual Conference, Professionals for Association Revenue, FSAE Annual Conference, FSAE Education Expo, Lakeland Non Profit Conference, Public Media Development and Marketing Conference, PBS Annual Meeting, American Marketing Association, Baldwin Wallace University, and various local professional organizations.

Lori has also been profiled by national media including Dot Com Magazine, ValiantCEO, and on various local National Public Radio stations.  Additionally, she's been a featured guest on national podcasts including The Chris Voss Show, Daily Ad Brief, The NonProfit Radio Show, The Charity CFO, and others.


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.  This certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute.

She's also received letters of commendation from the state of Ohio and the Ohio Senate for her commitment to helping community organizations.


Although Lori resides in the Northeast Ohio area, she is proud to be of service to clients globally helping purpose driven organizations and corporations achieve their funding goals and empower them with the tools needed to build upon that success.

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