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Sharon Papo

Executive Coach, Trainer, and Skilled Fundraiser

Sharon Papo is a trailblazing executive coach, trainer, and skilled fundraiser. She is gifted at bringing people together to innovate and is known for her positivity, genuine warmth, and sparkle.

Sharon has propelled numerous small and mid-size community-based organizations to strengthen their boards and surpass even their loftiest fundraising goals, by collectively raising well over 100 million dollars. She possesses an extraordinary talent for guiding her clients beyond the mental and emotional barriers that often hinder their fundraising success. Her expertise lies in orchestrating major gifts and capital campaigns and transforming her clients’ aspirations into tangible, awe-inspiring achievements.

With a Master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare and a license as a clinical social worker (LCSW), a B.A. in Gender Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Diversity and Inclusion certificate from Cornell University, her educational background forms the foundation of her holistic approach to fostering inclusivity.

Meet Our Team

Teri Beckman

Founder and CEO of HIGOL

Charlotte Barnes

Business Manager

Audra Campbell

Executive Assistant

Heather Nunley

Leadership Coach & Talent Management Consultant

Lindsay Brown

Talent Management Expert & Data Wizard

Richard Ammons

Strategic Fundraising & Capital Campaign Consultant

Sharon Papo

Executive Coach, Trainer, and Skilled Fundraiser

Margaret Brunson, PhD

Leadership Expert, Coach & Trainer

Galia Gomez Pennekam

Fundraising & Leadership Consultant

Malenia Swinton

Strategy & Communications Consultant, Marketing Expert

Shereese Floyd

Marketing and Storytelling Expert

Lyle English

Leadership Whisperer & Coach

Julia Reich

Visual & Brand Strategist

Kenyatta Hall, MBA

Business Strategist

Kelly White

Project Manager Extraordinaire

Achille Nangbon

Certified Kolbe Consultant

Andrew Trump

Our Data Guy

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