Katie joins Proof as Vice President of Nonprofit Development and brings an extensive background in nonprofit development and marketing. She has spent her entire career working in the social sector, first in fundraising and development with national nonprofit organizations and then as a nonprofit consultant working with local and national nonprofits.
Katie’s strength and passion is working with nonprofit organizations to increase their fundraising and development success through strategic, donor-based long-term planning. She has specialized in solicitation of major gifts and corporate sponsorships, implementation of successful capital campaigns, Board recruitment, and donor-centric marketing. She has worked closely with major donors, corporations, small businesses, civic organizations, associations and volunteer groups throughout her career.
Early in her career, Katie followed her passion to dive deeper into the nonprofit sector. Katie worked in fundraising and development for three national organizations, the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Make-A-Wish Missouri. Katie joins our team after four years with Byrne Pelofsky + Associates (formerly Jeffrey Byrne + Associates), a top nonprofit consulting firm where she served as Vice President. During her tenure, Katie worked with clients to raise millions of dollars towards their capital goals through expanding donor relationships and implementing best practices with her client partners.
Katie is a frequent speaker and trainer in the nonprofit sector for organizations such as the Giving Institute, DonorPerfect Conference, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Drury University and the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association among others.
Credentials & Experience
Katie holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Communications
Awards & Recognitions
Junior League Kansas City Award for Advancing the Mission 2018
Big Brothers Big Sisters Most Wanted Honoree 2017
Make-A-Wish National Award Winner 2016
Regional Fundraising Award Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2015
BoardSource Certified Consultant in board governance
Current Boards & Civic Affiliations
Giving Institute Summer Symposium Board
Step-Up Chair of the Community Endowment Committee of Junior League Kansas City
Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions
Vice President of the Love Fund Young Professionals Board
Barre Board for the Kansas City Ballet
Impact KC Board as Recruitment Co-chair
Program committee for the Association of Fundraising Professionals