Amy Karjala

Director of Product & Content

Location: Portland, Oregon

Describe an average day for you. 

Quiet. Noisy. Bustling.

Why are you passionate about RevJen’s work?

RevJen provides the framework and platform to address the root causes of the sector’s biggest challenges, and, after more than 20 years in the sector, I am helping to remove revenue barriers for people who are out changing the world.

If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about the nonprofit sector, what would it be? 

I would get the “ick” out of fundraising and sales – because there is nothing icky about inviting people to join you in solving the biggest problems in our communities and in the world.

Finish this sentence: “On Saturday mornings you can usually find me…”

Heading out for a good cup of tea, and then off to the gym.

Amy's Bio

Amy came to RevJen in 2018 after more than 20 years working in the nonprofit sector. After 10 years serving in direct fundraising roles, such as Executive Director of Development at George Fox University, Amy worked as a development consultant and campaign counsel for many organizations. Her approach involves helping organizations to integrate fundraising and revenue into the core mission of the organization. That led her to begin developing curriculum for nonprofit leaders, first for Mission Increase Foundation, and now, for RevJen. Amy serves on the faculty of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s “Essentials of Development” program, and is board treasurer for The Water Project, a New Hampshire-based nonprofit serving communities
in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Amy lives in Oregon and devotes much of her time to her energetic and dramatic daughter, her family and “bonus” family, riding her mountain bike or paddleboard, and pursuing her love of good tea. She holds a degree in International Business from George Fox University.