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Actor’s Gang

“Katharine DeShaw offers a trifecta of talent: strategic acumen, a powerful network, and above all, heart. When it comes to strategic planning, Katharine is the prophet for nonprofits!”

Colette Brooks, Board Chair (retired)
Chief Imagination Officer, Big Imagination Group


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“Katharine is just simply the best. Period. She is thoughtful, innovative, focused, and practical. Most importantly, she has a long record of impact, of achieving high goals for her clients. AltaSea is lucky to have Katharine on our team.”

Jenny Krusoe, Founding Executive Director


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Anderson Stewart Family Foundation

“Katharine DeShaw has delivered strong, highly impactful work in the development of a long-range strategic plan for our foundation. As we build a more dynamic foundation and set the pillars for our long-term growth, Katharine has given us invaluable advice while also aligning the broad and diverse interests of our family. Her years of experience working with philanthropists on strategic giving made her our clear first choice as a consultant. I could not imagine a better advisor for us in this critical stage for our foundation.” 

Bill Anderson, Board Member
Executive Chairman and CEO, Anderson Holdings


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“At CicLAvia, Katharine helped strategically define the future of the organization and recruit new organizational leadership. This critical work expanded CicLAvia’s mission which catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets.”

Aaron Paley, Founding Director
President, Community Arts Resources


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Street Poets

“Katharine DeShaw has served as an invaluable strategic planning partner and fundraising consultant for Street Poets Inc., in challenging times, as well as in times of game-changing growth. Along with her innate wisdom and impeccable interpersonal instincts, she brings years of practical non-profit leadership and capital fundraising experience with her to every conversation, meeting, and planning session. It would be hard to overstate her transformational impact on our organization, on me personally, and on the communities we serve.” 

Chris Henrikson, Founder/Executive Director