About Me

My name is Heather Karellas, and I’m a freelance writer, editor, and fundraiser. I help organizations gain clients and donors by writing strong, SEO-friendly content; by editing materials for flow and grammar; and by crafting fundraising appeals that tell your nonprofit’s story and entice donors to give generously.



  • 7 years of full-time fundraising/writing experience
  • 3 years of freelance writing/editing experience (100+ projects)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Organization + Management from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School (double major in History). At the time of my graduation, Goizueta was ranked the #3 undergraduate business program in the country.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits “30 Under 30” Recipient (inaugural class)
  • Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta Participant

Current + Past Clients

  • Georgia-Pacific Professional
  • Home ReBuilders
  • DogGoneHandy
  • NorSouth Management Services
  • Georgia Primary Bank
  • Accella Performance Materials
  • Decaturish
  • Atlanta Loop
  • …and more!


  • Running (I completed my first marathon in March 2017 and am working toward another in 2019!)
  • Volunteering with LifeLine Animal Project
  • Spending time with my “beer nerd” husband, Justin

Contact me to learn more!