Kaitlin McTighe is a passionate client services professional dedicated to providing strong fundraising and enrollment deliverables that are thought provoking, comprehensive and tailored to each client’s specific needs. With well over a decade in nonprofit fundraising experience, Kaitlin leads Changing Our World’s education practice and serves as a Managing Director in the fundraising division. She has led a wide range of development initiatives, including a partnership with 2020 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, the United Nations World Food Program. Kaitlin also worked with a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to helping those with mental illness reach their dreams, providing on-site strategic counsel amidst staff transitions and supporting the organization’s adoption of a new Salesforce CRM. Other client work includes fundraising with an NGO in India, raising $3M in emergency funds for the second surge of COVID-19, managing a $12M fundraising campaign for a New England non-profit’s signature event, and many more.
Prior to joining Changing Our World, Kaitlin was Director of Development for Student Sponsor Partners, securing $8M annually in funds for low-income students to attend Catholic high schools, and overseeing the organization’s robust fundraising programs, including record-breaking special event campaigns. Kaitlin also served as Managing Director of External Engagement for Citizen Schools New York, overseeing the region’s fundraising and communication efforts. In this role, she also led the reconfiguration and expansion of the board and development team. Prior to her work in the education sector, Kaitlin served as a Corporate Relations Officer for New York Cares, the city’s largest volunteer mobilization network, managing a portfolio of the organization’s top corporate accounts.
A resident of Washington, DC, where she got her start in fundraising at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Kaitlin has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Maryland and is a member of the President’s Council for the Children’s Scholarship Fund, an organization that provides private school scholarships to children from low-income families.