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Kate Bemesderfer

Development Director

1000 Friends of Oregon

Kate is a nonprofit development professional who believes that 21st-century fundraising requires powerful combinations of storytelling strategy and integrated technologies. Her nonprofit experience spans 22 years and 5 states, and ranges from developing audiences for an offbeat community theater, to establishing a school for young adults with autism, to managing events and public relations for a national landmark, to co-organizing an internationally-recognized 3-day music an cultural festival. As Development Director for 1000 Friends of Oregon, she works to elevate the visibility and impact of Oregon's unique land use planning program, starting with the first-of-its-kind combination of Drupal, Salsa, and Salesforce represented in the 1000 Friends website, which she developed in partnership with ThinkShout.