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Karen Faust & Susan VanDusartz
Karen Faust - Faust Fundraising
Karen Faust



I am Karen Faust and I've worked in the nonprofit sector for over 10 years. I love helping my clients get the resources they need to help their clients. Grants are essential to your nonprofit’s success. But your time is limited and is best spent leading your organization. That’s where I can help - with a stress-free solution to winning more grants. Every client and every project is unique, but whatever your needs, I give my personal attention and expertise to every engagement. Contact me to start a conversation. And if I can't help you, perhaps I can point you to someone who can. | 708-305-0727

Susan VanDusartz - Faust Fundraising
Susan Van Dusartz



I am Susan Van Dusartz. I have been involved in youth programming and performing arts nonprofits for over 20 years either working for or serving on the board of multiple nonprofit organizations. My experience includes grant writing and research, event coordination, technology integration, and back-office management. My attention to detail will ensure a successful completion of your project.


"Karen is a wonderful resource. Her resourceful, collaborative style makes her a great partner to small non-profits seeking to extend their Development team’s reach in a cost-effective manner. Her core expertise is grant writing, but I have recommended her to other organizations who needed assistance with fundraising planning and oversight and her experience serves her well in those areas also." 

         Former Development Director

Thrive Counseling Center

"Karen's approach to our project was thoughtful, diligent, and creative. She brought a fresh eye to how we tell our story and even identified an exciting new funder prospect."

Ann Goldman, Director of Development

Friends of the Children-Chicago

"Karen brings a lot of passion, energy, and determination to her work as a non-for-profit leader. She is very collaborative and outcome-focused. She demonstrated time and time again strong leadership that moved the organization forward. She worked tirelessly to ensure growth while keeping the mission of the organization in mind."

Mary Ann Kennedy, Nonprofit Board Member

"The grants program that Karen created and that we inherited when she left the organization was a great blueprint for our ongoing grant success. Though only an amateur grant writer at the time, we were struck by the high quality of her writing as she “told the story” of our organization. I have continued to reach out to her with questions and she always provides insightful grant advice."

Julia Bell, Board Member

Pro Musica Youth Chorus

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