Kate Shillin is a senior strategist. She has been a professional in the philanthropic industry for more than a decade, with experience in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. As senior strategist, Shillin supports clients in developing partnership structures as well as sales training and outreach.
Prior to joining Social Capital, Shillin served as the Cooperative Giving Coordinator for Organic Valley, the nation’s largest organic farmer cooperative, where she oversaw the cooperative’s many charitable giving programs, including strategic marketing partnerships, community donations, scholarships and grants. She also represented the cooperative on the Board of Directors for the Great Rivers United Way.
Before that, Shillin was the Director of Development - Corporate Partnerships at Special Olympics Wisconsin. As director, she managed partnerships at various levels and managed an organization-wide restructuring of partnerships. Shillin also served in several other roles during her tenure at Special Olympics Wisconsin, including event management, individual giving, and regional fundraising and marketing.
Shillin earned her Journalism Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She resides in Onalaska, WI.