Invite Karen to Speak

about karen knightKaren Knight is a consultant, volunteer leadership expert, and a dynamic and engaging speaker.

With over 25 years of experience speaking and running workshops, both in person and online, Karen has honed her presentation skills to a high level of effectiveness.

Her workshops (30 - 60 mins) are hands-on, practical and useful for volunteer leaders with all levels of experience and training.

Her keynotes (45 - 60 mins) are inspiring and energizing, and packed full of useful suggestions and thought-provoking ideas. Karen loves to challenge the status quo!

Karen's used her decades of experience as a leader and mentor in the not-for-profit sector to develop a proprietary framework for turning volunteers into an enthusiastic, reliable and committed team.

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Suggested Topics

  • 5 Steps to Building a Stellar Volunteer Team
  • Successfully Advocate to Your Board
  • Corporate Volunteering - How a culture of volunteering can strengthen your company
  • The Language of Volunteering

If you have anything specific that you would like addressed, contact Karen to arrange a customized keynote or workshop.

Recent Talks & Appearances

AVM United Kingdom: Workshop Facilitator (Language of Volunteering) & Panelist

PAVRO: Workshop Facilitator (5 Steps to Building a Stellar Volunteer Team)

United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo Region: Workshop Facilitator (5 Steps to Building a Stellar Volunteer Team)

Volunteer Conference in Georgia: Presenter (Virtual Volunteering)

Kamloops Immigrant Services: Workshop Facilitator (Non-Profit Leadership)

BOSS 2021 Conference, Vantage Point: Presenter (Virtual Volunteering)


"Karen's thought leadership is keenly focused on the people involved, at all levels of the organization."

Dean Black, Director, Professional Development, PAVRO

Recent Podcast Appearances


Priceless Advice for Leaders of Volunteers

A Dash of SaLT

The Non-Profit Architect

Let's Have This Conversation

Non-Profit Digital Success

The Joy of Membership


"Karen shared insights and guided attendees of the Language workshop into conversation and consideration in a way which enabled them to come to their own conclusions relevant to their sector and situation. Her enthusiasm and gentle approach to communicating was exceptionally well received by attendees of the conference."

Sally Seddon, CVA, Conference Organizer, Association of Volunteer Managers, United Kingdom

Dynamic, motivating and we all felt that what we had learned would be easy to implement

"On behalf of Kamloops Immigration Services team members, I wish to express our gratitude for Karen Knight’s training. The activities she proposed and the examples she shared during the training were very useful. Her presentation was dynamic, motivating and we all felt that what we had learned would be easy to implement in our day-to-day practice."

France Lamontagne, Executive Director, Kamloops Immigrant Services