Kate is a service-oriented fundraising professional with a strong background in strategic communications, fund and partnership development, and community organizing. Kate is dedicated to helping social enterprises and non-profits (social profit organizations) achieve their missions and to bringing their stories to a global audience.
In her work as a Partnership and Fund Development Consultant, Ms. Hawthorne brings 15 years of experience in non-profit management, fundraising and community engagement in the non-profit, entertainment, education, and political sectors having worked in Denver, New York City, Santa Fe, and London, UK. Kate coordinates fundraising, marketing, and public relations often working with internationally renowned professionals in architecture, energy, climate/environment, media, venture capital, philanthropy, film, and theater. She has managed social media campaigns since 2009 producing an average 60% increase in engagement annually.
As a Development Director in the non-profit sector, Kate created annual fundraising plans that include projected revenue from private foundation and government grants, corporate sponsors, and individual donors. Kate writes and manages grants and has secured progressively larger annual funding targets since 2010. Her focus is on creating an informative dialogue with investors and funders through timely and accurate financial planning, tracking/stewardship, and reporting.