Coach, Consultant, and Optimizer, KDD Philanthropy
For the past 27 years, Kathy has had the pleasure of leading teams to create transformative fundraising strategies within higher education, healthcare, and non-profit organizations. She does this because she cares deeply about philanthropy and development as a career opportunity, and she truly believes the best investment a development leader can make is in talent—because nurturing and leading people creates lasting philanthropic relationships. KDD Philanthropy was born out of a desire to work with professionals who build a philanthropic society. This vision was driven by her belief that philanthropy is one of the strongest forces for good in the world, and she has seen first-hand that a skillful fundraising program inspires incredible generosity.
KDD Philanthropy is committed to individual and team growth, and supports this commitment through trainings, coaching and on-site interim work. During her time as an in-house leader at some of San Diego’s largest organizations, she developed deep expertise across the advancement spectrum, from alumni engagement and frontline fundraising to campaign management and executive leadership. Clients of KDD Philanthropy consistently cite the firm’s ability to quickly assess their landscape, identify needs, engage with staff at a variety of levels and functions, and provide tools to build the individual and the culture, as keys to their success.