Katie Roper has been consulting organizations to build their capacity for impactful work for over ten years. Katie has done this primarily through the Everett Program, where she helped train young changemakers to c-design and develop impactful projects with global organizations social businesses. Katie also helped to found, fund and lead as President of the Board, the Watsonville Film Festival, an emergent arts organization that acts as the multicultural film festival for the Monterey Bay where she managed an organizational budget of $100,000.
Katie has been a relationship manager for major donors and helped to bring in $750,000 to create the Everett Chair at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has co-written grants securing up to $300,000. She has led grassroots campaign offices to raise $245,000 from small donors and advised on dozens of successful crowdfunding projects.
In her work, Katie has trained over 500 students in grant writing and organizational capacity building. As a former documentary filmmaker and personal coach, Katie’s specialty is developing impactful internal and external communication strategies that help shape narratives and culture. Katie earned a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Science and BA in Economics, Sustainable Development.