Keynotes, Panels, Workshops

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Texas Association of Museums

“For the Texas Association of Museums keynote Katharine inspired the attendees to go back to their organizations with fresh initiatives. She provided tips and suggestions that were usable in the real world—not just abstract concepts. There was a line immediately following her time at the podium with admirers asking questions. Without hesitation I would invite her to speak at any event that brings together non-profit leaders.”

Billy Fong, Executive Director (2016-18)
PaperCity Dallas/Fort Worth Editor in Chief



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Museum Leadership Institute 

“Katharine DeShaw brings a wealth of experience as a fundraiser, leader, arts enthusiast, and empathetic mentor to every relationship she has. Whether you’re a colleague, client, or an emerging arts professional, Katharine provides inspirational advice, probing assessments, practical organizational strategies, and relatable stories that will help you be a better leader and a successful fundraiser.” 

Melody Kanschat, Director (retired)
Professor of Practice | Center for Arts Management and Business
Claremont Graduate University



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Center for Yoga

“Katharine DeShaw is a builder. She takes dreams and makes them a reality. She is intelligence, curiosity, and charm bound up with astonishing energy. She is one of the most successful and in-demand fundraisers in the country.” 

Michael Barton, Co-Founder
Executive and Team Coach