Katie Lord

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