Kate Banta-Green CFRE
Having worked as a grants manager at a statewide foundation, an on-the-ground fundraiser at a community food bank, and now as a consultant, Kate has specific insight into the full circle of philanthropy; she brings this perspective to every client engagement with the goal of crossing those bridges to achieve fundraising success.
Kate brings her lifelong interest in public service to every organization she works with. She knows that helping her clients reach financial and organizational goals requires a comprehensive approach to fundraising, donor relations, and strategic planning. In her client work, Kate brainstorms the best development resources possible to move her clients forward; helps organizations build a focused environment internally and strong ties with donors externally; encourages board members to step into leadership roles and convert donors into board members, volunteers, and advocates; and explores every aspect of fundraising and donor relations, from personal interactions to grant management.
Prior to joining Collins Group, Kate worked as the Donor Development Manager for FamilyWorks Food Bank and Resource Center. Through the creation and implementation of donor plans, she double the organization’s annual giving as a one-woman team—during the Great Recession—and managed the social media, website, and volunteer program.
- University of Washington, Masters in Public Administration; Certificate in Fundraising Management
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Science
Kate is very active with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Advancement Northwest chapter and is Chair of its sponsorship committee. She has also been deeply involved in her children’s school for the past 10 years, including volunteering in the classroom, fundraising, and chaperoning day and overnight trips. She has served as Chair of the school’s Direct Giving Campaign and as fundraising consultant on its new playground project.
When not with her clients or biking between Collins and her home in Wallingford, Kate loves to hike, travel, and spend time with her husband and two sons.