Dabney Kerr, Chief Empowerment Officer


Dabney is a fundraising expert and an igniter of organizational transformation. 

She has served executives in both public and private sectors, from the Departments of State and Defense to arts and environmental organizations. 

Drawing from her background in sales, management and business development, she propelled these organizations to their desired level of prosperity by creating the space for abundant thinking. Through her guiding principles of trust, honesty and integrity, she helped these executives and their boards shift to a mindset of empowerment.

At WayFinder Fundraising, Dabney collaborates with her team of alliance partners to design tailor-made tools that fuel fundraising campaigns and create sustainable revenue strategies. 

Her success is owed to being a convener and an influencer. She is able to engage high net worth individuals, corporations, and foundations, and ‘spin gold’ from a blank slate of creative ideas to results-oriented solutions. Her empathetic listening, innovative thinking and powerful communication skills have earned her the role of trusted adviser for leaders across the globe.

She is also a dedicated volunteer committed to serving environmental, arts, and animal welfare organizations. An accomplished artist, she joyfully infuses creative expression into every project and every life she touches.