As Vice President of Membership, he is responsible managing the overall strategy of building member engagement and participation, and building chapter membership. Karl Nichols is an experienced management professional with a proven record of leadership in the non-profit sector in the areas of educational and healthcare program management, administrative leadership, organizational partnerships, fund development, and civic engagement. In the last seven years, Karl Nichols has distinguished himself as a seasoned fundraiser with successful achievements in major gifts, annual development planning, corporate giving, special events, and large private and public foundations support. As Vice President of Investor Development in first two years of tenure at E3 Alliance, he led a successful $3.4 million donor campaign for a regional middle school teaching and learning initiative, expanded corporate and philanthropic sponsorships by 100 percent, and launched the organizations first ever annual fundraising event, Geeks in Boots, that raised over $150k in its first year.
Karl holds both a BA and MBA with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In past two years, he received a Certificate in Effective Fundraising from Austin Community College and the nationally recognized Certified Fundraising Professional Certificate (CFRE) credential. He recently served as Vice-President for the Board of Directors for E4 Youth and currently serves as Board member for Grove Place Partners Community Development Ltd, Executive Board Member for 100 Black Men of Austin Chapter, and just completed a nine-year term on the Executive Board for Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) Karl is happily married to Linda Nichols and resides in Round Rock, Texas where he is actively involved and a member of Cityview Bible Church. They have three adult sons who all graduated from McNeil High School in Round Rock Independent School District and graduated from Texas universities.