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Kate S.

Founder and Principal, Alignmeant Consulting
Durham, NC, USA
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Kate Shirah brings 20+ years leadership to organizational, community and systems-change efforts focused on improving people's lives, strengthening nonprofits and developing community assets. Her breadth of experience spans the philanthropic sector, local and state government, and higher education. Kate's current role as a part-time executive director for a family foundation and her nonprofit board service ensures an approach grounded in real-world know-how.


  • Data Analysis
  • Executive Leadership
  • Fundraising
  • Management
  • Organizational Design
  • Project Management
  • Research
  • Strategy Consulting
  • Writing


  • Animals
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Human Services
  • Maternal Health
  • Philanthropy & Capacity Building
  • Violence Prevention
  • Women's Issues
  • Youth Development