Kate Banta-Green, MPA, CFRE

At age ten, Kate hosted her first fundraiser - a lemonade stand for the American Cancer Society.  She grew up in a philanthropic family with both her parents involved in local fundraising and community projects.  From a young age, she knew her life’s mission was to help others (if you look at the picture below, you know it is not fashion!).​

Kate brings 20+ years of nonprofit experience to her board and client work. She has held a variety of philanthropic positions and understands the full spectrum of philanthropy. These positions include development director, foundation program officer, board member, and, for the past seven years, consultant. Kate wholeheartedly believes in fundraising best practices and confirmed proof in their success when she implemented them as a development director and doubled individual giving during the recession. As a consultant, Kate has partnered with over 30 nonprofits to strengthen their fundraising program and reach their philanthropic goals.​

Kate has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Kate served on the board of AFP/Advancement Northwest for four years as the Sponsorship Committee Chair. She is currently raising money for her son’s public high school which is set to open in September 2019.

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Barbara Maduell, JD, CFRE

Barb’s first words were “community,” “steering committee,” and “solicitation training.” Well, almost. Barb’s father chaired his first capital campaign when she was a toddler and spent the next 40 years volunteering his time with dozens of local and national organizations. Barb was taken not only with the fearlessness, integrity, and commitment with which her dad approached asking others for money, but also his belief that fundraising was most effective when staff and volunteers worked as a team.

With her family legacy as a constant inspiration, Barb has sat on every side of the nonprofit table for almost three decades. She worked in-house as a development director and leadership gifts officer, raising $30 million for organizations serving children and families. As a board member, she created a strategy to raise $4 million in four months for a capital project. An expert in individual giving, Barb has worked with more than 50 organizations in education, arts and culture, human services, and Jewish communal life. Along the way, she has empowered executives, development professionals, and board members to raise more than $150 million for their communities. 

Barb is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison and The University of Wisconsin Law School. She serves on the board of AFP/Advancement Northwest and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and Washington State Planned Giving Council.

For more information about Barb:

  • Barb Meduell

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