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Kara Adams, M.Ed., CAE

Kara Adams, M.Ed., CAE

Community Manager at Foundant Technologies

Bozeman, Montana

Kara Adams is the Community Manager at Foundant Technologies managing Compass, Foundant's online community to engage Foundant's customer base and the broader philanthropic community. Kara is also a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and an Association Forum Forty Under 40® award recipient. She has a diverse background in association management, learning management system implementation, online continuing education, higher education fundraising, community foundation program development and animal behavior. As a thought leader, she has co-authored and contributed to articles and blogs, collaborated as a webinar presenter, participated on panel discussions, and presented at ASAE's annual conference in 2017, 2019 and 2021.

Kara enjoys roadtrips with her two dogs and aspires to own an Airstream trailer to travel the country and enjoy the view.

Specialties: Relationship Development, Client Engagement, Community Management, Project Management, Software Implementation, Product Management, Program Growth, Educational Technology, Strategic Alignment, Volunteer Engagement, Marketing, Event Planning, Dogs, Jeeps, and Mountains.


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