Ericka Harney, CFRE, GPC, CVA has worked in the nonprofit sector as a professional and volunteer for over 10 years, focusing on fund development for the past 6 years. Erica is the fund Development coordinator at The Council of State Governments, a nonprofit forecasting policy trends for the states on a national and regional basis to all three branches of state governments. She is also the owner of cause Head Consulting, offering services in nonprofit management and fundraising.
Ericka has been responsible for successful grant awards of over $3 million. Additionally, she has served as a federal grant peer reviewer for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Corporation for National and Community Service. She serves on the Governing Board for the Grant Professionals Certification Institute and the peer review committee of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration.
Her service as the President of God’s Closet, Inc. has lead to the creation of a social enterprise, providing employment to women in drug and alcohol recovery through The Purple Lunchbox, a local catering business . Ericka also serves as the President of the Kentucky Occupation Therapy Foundation, providing scholarship funds to students studying occupational therapy.
She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, focusing on Nonprofit Leadership and has been invited to the Public and Non Profit Doctoral Seminar at the Academy of Management.