"I've worked with Karen on a number of campaigns and there is no one better on earned media, messaging and strategy. Whether it's political strategy or figuring out how non-profits can survive and thrive, she's the best."
Blair Butterworth
President, Blair Butterworth & Associates


Besserman Associates is a small, woman-owned consultancy offering full public affairs and non profit strategy services. We strive to provide our clients with well-rounded services, personalized to fit their unique needs.

Besserman Associates limits the number of clients we work with in an effort to give each the attention it deserves. Karen Besserman always serves as the primary contact for every client. No project is too big – or too small – for Besserman Associates.

Non Profit Strategy

  • Fund Development Strategy and Implementation
  • Event Planning
  • Grant Research and Writing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Development
  • Major Donor Fundraising
  • Donor Cultivation and Stewardship
  • Branding
  • Public Affairs

  • Communication and Advocacy Strategy
  • Public Relations
  • Media Events
  • Media Training
  • Messaging
  • Press Releases/Earned Media
  • Crisis Communications
  • Political Services

  • General Consulting
  • Voter Contact – including direct mail
  • Campaign Manager Training
  • Budgeting
  • Fundraising
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