2022: In early 2020, I was pleased to team up with Katarina Kupca, Amy Browne, and Melanie Foubert to form Parkka Fundraising Solutions. With decades of multi-faceted fundraising and project management experience between us, the Parkka team offers a ‘one-stop-shop’ for charitable groups seeking professional guidance at any point in their development journey. From starting a development program from scratch to creating a full suite of fundraising communication materials, to overseeing a major capital campaign, to setting up a development database or coaching staff and volunteers – we do it all. Please visit parkka.ca to learn more about what the Parkka team can do to elevate your fundraising so you can focus on the great work your charity is doing in our community.
May 2018: I wrote the copy for an informational piece on the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Aspirant Program. Created to help engage sponsors and donors, the piece outlines the program, its impact and why it needs and deserves support. I was glad to help the RWB attract support for this wonderful program that helps passionate, dedicated young dancers launch their careers!
“We engaged Kathy to write a program description piece we needed for fundraising. She was very personable and clearly communicated questions and feedback that moved the project forward. She was very conscious of using a writing style that reflected our brand and preferences. I would not hesitate to recommend Kathy for writing or editing assignments. We would enthusiastically use her services again.”
– Patricia Guenther-Smith, RWB Corporate Partnerships Manager
March 2018: I was pleased to contribute a collection of ‘good news’ articles for Deer Lodge Centre’s Life.Times newsletter (Spring 2018). These short pieces cover a range of topics, from communicating with your doctor to the benefits of massage. Enjoy!
January 2018: My article in Hilborn Charity eNews, Getting Personal with Donors – where’s the line? explored how fundraisers can build positive relationships with donors through effective, appropriate communication – and a healthy dollop of common sense!