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Ericka Harney, CAE

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As a consultant to nonprofits and professional presenter, I have always been passionate about helping others, especially through women and girl initiatives, while supporting missions through fundraising, grant development, strategic planning, and education. 

Over the past 19 years, I have been fortunate to represent American women and girls on the international stage at summits held in the Philippines, Jordan, England, and at the United Nations. I’ve taught and trained thousands in how to be leaders and serve their communities while also raising over $15million in funds for several organizations, serving as a federal grant reviewer, and co-founding a social enterprise.


My leadership and service efforts lead to a full scholarship for my undergraduate education and an assistantship to attend graduate school. I hold an MA in communication from the University of Kentucky, in addition to a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in organizational leadership and Ph.D. Candidate in organizational leadership, both at Eastern University. I remain dedicated to continuing education as a Certified Association Executive, Certified Fund Raising Executive, Grant Professional Certified, and a Certified Volunteer Administrator.


Thanks to these experiences, I love to encourage professionals, especially women, to take advantage of opportunities, grow in their career, and give back to their communities. I am the former Executive Director of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) and The Foundation of AFWA, serving 2,000 members across the country. Prior to AFWA, I served as a fundraising, grant, and nonprofit management consultant for clients around the country, the Assistant Director of Development at the Council of State Governments, Assistant Executive Director at the Chrysalis House, and Graduate Adjunct Faculty for North Park University.