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Kat Banakis, Senior Vice President, Analytics, assists clients in using analytics in campaign, staffing, and prospect projections as well as in related staff performance metrics. Kat supports clients across industries to maximize prospect management and research, align staff metrics to overall development goals, gain insight into donor preferences and behavior, create effective prospect pipelines, and improve donor outreach and engagement efforts. She recently designed and implemented portfolio review processes, projections, metrics, and dashboards at Cornell University, the American Heart Association, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Vanderbilt University and Medical Center.
Prior to her current role, Kat led the DonorScape® training and engagement team and served on the metrics task force of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning to establish best practice metrics in planned giving. She writes and speaks frequently on the relationship between prospect information and development planning.
Kat previously worked in both finance and development with a Silicon Valley–based nonprofit organization and as a federal lobbyist. She holds a Master of Divinity degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies degree, both from Yale University.