Katherine Anderson, Kelmscott Copy & Consulting
Katherine Anderson has more than twenty-five years of fundraising and public relations experience with a wide range of community-based and national not-for-profit organizations and institutions, including international development agencies, human service providers, museums, and advocacy groups.
During her career, Katherine has written hundreds of successful appeals and other persuasive fundraising copy and has helped guide dozens of organizations to achieve outstanding fundraising results. She specializes in assisting small to mid-sized not-for-profit agencies with limited resources and staff.
In addition to writing letters, case statements, and other fundraising content, Katherine provides strategic direction and counsel for capital campaigns, annual funds, and related fundraising initiatives. Other areas of expertise include coaching staff to work effectively with volunteers, board members, and donors and improving and managing the overall development effort.
Katherine began her professional life with the American Committee for Human Rights, (now Physicians for Human Rights) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and went on to create a thriving annual fund at the Museum of Science in Boston, and then directed a multi-million dollar pledge program for Oxfam America. In Ithaca, New York, Katherine served as the lead fundraiser at Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca, Planned Parenthood of Tompkins County (now of the Southern Finger Lakes), and Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services.
Katherine is a founding member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of the Finger Lakes, where she served as vice president and chair of National Philanthropy Day, and she is currently on the board of directors of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative and Educate the Children, an international development agency working in Nepal.
A graduate of Kenyon College, Katherine holds a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. She lives in Ithaca, New York, with her husband, Max Pensky, and daughter, Anna.