Kate Effland



Kate brings nearly 10 years of diverse fundraising and nonprofit management experience to her work at Campbell & Company. She understands that data-driven strategies paired with sound fundraising operations are critical pillars for any successful organization. Kate is passionate about helping organizations unearth the resources they need to make a difference in their community.

Prior to Campbell & Company, Kate held several leadership roles with the Taproot Foundation in Washington, DC and New York City, culminating with her role as Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this position, Kate was responsible for fundraising, market-building, and community engagement efforts for Taproot Foundation’s capacity-building programs and corporate consulting division.

She also worked for the Center for Youth Wellness as a development staff member, focused on building the fundraising system to grow the organization’s operations beyond start-up fundraising. Kate started her career in fundraising at the University of Maryland – College Park, where she spent several years as a fundraiser and administrative assistant for the Maryland Fund for Excellence.

Kate graduated with a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland – College Park and completed the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at NYU Wagner School of Public Service. Kate is active in the Bay Area nonprofit community and has volunteered with the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, United Nations Development Program, and the AmeriCorps Alumni Network.

Originally from the Washington, DC area, Kate’s inspiration comes from a philosophy of public service shaped largely by her family and years around the nation’s capital. She is an avid reader, loves to cook and travel, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.