First Vice President
Kathleen Welsh Beveridge, MNA, President of Spark Nonprofit Consulting, LLC, has more than 18 years of experience in fundraising and leadership in the nonprofit sector. A graduate of the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame with a master’s degree in nonprofit administration, Kathy translates knowledge of best practices to small and mid-sized nonprofit organizations to help them improve their mission effectiveness and financial sustainability.
Kathy’s 10 years of extraordinarily results-oriented development experience at top-tier universities enables her to apply the full spectrum of cutting edge strategies to help clients raise more money for mission. Her experience as an Executive Director of a small nonprofit enables her to understand the need to do more with less and to craft strategies that leverage the limited resources of small and medium-sized nonprofits. Finally, Kathy’s significant experience in start-up situations gives her excellent perspective on activities that generate community engagement, widespread interest, and excitement – all keys to ultimate fundraising success.