Karin Fleisch is an independent nonprofit consultant specializing in sustainable food systems. For the past 10 years, she has worked in the nonprofit sector including five years at the Food Bank For New York City, where she managed the team that monitors New York City's network of 1,000 soup kitchens and food pantries. Prior to her work at the Food Bank, Karin farmed at Eco-Israel, edited at Teacher's College, Columbia University, and somewhat inadvertently founded an English-language teaching program in the cloud forest of Mindo, Ecuador.
More recently, Karin served as a Kol Tzedek Fellow with American Jewish World Service while earning a Master's in Public Administration from NYU Wagner, which she attended as a Dean's Scholar. On making Aliyah in 2017, Karin joined the team at NGO Best Practices Clinic, a small non-profit consulting firm.
She now consults for clients in New York and Israel in the areas of program design and evaluation, communications, fundraising, board and team facilitation, transition and crisis management, and fair trade supply chain design. Past and current clients include: Brooklyn Food Coalition, Eco-Israel at Hava V'Adam, My Jewish Learning, Kveller.com, Leket Israel (Israel's National Food Bank), Moss Cafe, Repair the World and Just Food. As of Spring, 2019, Karin is thrilled to continue consulting while serving as Director of Operations at F.I.G. - Food Integrated Gardens, an Israel-based permaculture startup.