About Our Speaker
Kay is passionate about philanthropy and has devoted the last thirty years to the nonprofit sector, providing seminal thought, habit-breaking strategies, challenges to board and staff, and reengineering the vocabulary of fundraising. Her six books and frequent speaking engagements across the globe reflect her restless quest for an ever-improved capacity of organizations to truly serve their communities. A Stanford graduate (BA, MA), she has built on a career in journalism and education to create a business practice and reputation that draw from the best of both. She has been recognized by Stanford for her volunteer work with numerous awards, including the highest award for volunteer service, The Gold Spike. She works regularly with boards and staff to increase the capacity of organizations to fulfill their mission and vision. Clients include public media (KQED, OPB, KPBS), health (Alameda Health Systems Foundation, Providence Health Systems), arts and culture (Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Smuin Ballet) and others.