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Kate Frillmann

Senior Consultant

Why work together?


Strong, sustainable funding positions non-profits to grow, realize their goals and fulfill their mission to help more people. I find great joy in helping organizations and their leaders fulfill their philanthropic goals.

For 27 years, I have built stronger organizations, having held leadership roles at a national health organization, research universities, a private college, as well as social service and medical research organizations.

In my approach, listening is of utmost importance, as I work with equal gladness and focus alongside leadership, staff, and volunteers.  Through a process of inquiry, together we design how your leadership and organization can prosper.  I draw upon my first-hand knowledge and success in raising funds, managing comprehensive campaigns, and developing strong, trusting relationships with donors and volunteers. 

Asking the important question of why your organization seeks to conduct a campaign or raise more funds is an important first step on the path to understanding the strategic direction and important dynamics at play within an organization. 

Through a process of discovery, I walk alongside organizational leaders to build consensus and clarity and live out the organization’s mission.  In addition to comprehensive fundraising knowledge, I offer the expertise of the Design Group International community of practice to clients, and provide strategic planning, executive coaching, and extensive knowledge in higher education’s changing landscape and competing need for sustainable funding models.

Together, I can help you see the clear path forward for you and your organization, providing the framework for living into a vibrant future.  

Core Competencies

Delivered with a process consulting approach of listening, helping and learning alongside organizational leaders