Katie Roper has been consulting organizations to build their capacity for impactful work for over ten years. Katie has done this primarily through her work for ten years with the Everett Program, where she helped train young change-makers to co-design and develop impactful projects with global non-profit organizations and social businesses. Katie’s specialty is developing impactful internal and external communication strategies that help shape narratives and organizational culture.
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 raised and 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. She is particularly passionate about supporting emergent and existing change makers personally and professionally.