Kate Shillin, senior strategist of Social Capital, is a recognized leader in social impact, bringing experience in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Shillin’s expertise spans signature event fundraising, affiliate fundraising and training, corporate partnerships and cause marketing. Since joining Social Capital, Shillin has served as senior strategist to leading nonprofits and foundations, including American Cancer Society, YMCA of the USA, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Canine Companions for Independence, and United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
Prior to joining Social Capital, Shillin served as the cooperative giving coordinator for Organic Valley, the nation’s largest organic farmer cooperative. There, 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.
Prior to Organic Valley, Shillin served as director of development – corporate partnerships at Special Olympics Wisconsin. As director, she managed partnerships with leading companies 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 a BS in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She resides in Onalaska, Wisconsin.