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Kate Shirah

Founder and Principal at Alignmeant Consulting
Durham, North Carolina, 27717

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Company Name
Alignmeant Consulting
Founder and Principal
Short Description
Supporting you by carefully aligning values, people and practice with purpose: mission/vision/values, board & org assessments, funder & constituent feedback, and more.
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Email Address
P.O. Box 52194
Durham, North Carolina, 27717
United States
Size of Organization Staff
1 Person

About Me and My Work

What kinds of projects, tasks, or challenges do you typically partner with nonprofits on?
We provide nonprofits, coalitions and other charitable groups with practical hands-on help in assessing, developing and articulating the meaning that makes you givable. We’re particularly interested in helping to assess and strengthen your capacity and your impact as we believe that this is the substance of givability. We offer a range of services including but not limited to mission/vision/values development; board and organizational capacity assessments; board development; and funder and constituent feedback.
Why would someone choose to work with you?
Kate Shirah brings 20+ years leadership to organizational, community and systems-change efforts focused on improving people’s lives, strengthening nonprofits and developing community assets. Her breadth of experience spans the philanthropic sector, local and state government, and higher education. Kate's current role as a part-time executive director for a family foundation and her nonprofit board service ensures an approach grounded in real-world know-how. Kate holds a BoardSource Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting.

Giving is our core value. We give to strengthen community, to embrace our humanity, and because it is the right thing to do. This and our other values define our approach in every engagement.

Present: We fully focus on you and your objectives.
Inquisitive: We seek understanding through observation and asking the right questions.
Candid: We get to the point with honesty and openness.
Strategic: We sort through complexity to select your best path forward.
Dependable: We deliver quality consistently and on time.

Services offered at a discounted rate for nonprofit organizations and efforts, per their annual operating budget.

Recent Client Quotes:
"Kate is a joy to work with. I could not have had a better consultant for our project. She is knowledgeable, experienced, and super focused."

"I am so pleased with the experience I've had working with Kate. ...As a result of this project [Nonprofit] will be revising several of its board of director's committees and making some changes to our corporation by-laws. Without question, if you have the opportunity to work with Kate, I very much recommend that you take advantage of it."
Key words and additional details
mission, vision, values, board assessment, board development, purpose and goal-setting, constituent engagement, funder and donor feedback, organizational capacity assessment, best practices research, landscape analysis, grant proposal and application review, funder site visit review and prep