As Manager, Nonprofit Austin at Austin Community College, Kate Tolliver’s oversees the Center’s programming development and implementation, data and financial management, alumni engagement, and the development of the Center’s Know-How Network. She is also Managing Producer of the Center’s Civil Society television program and manages the Center’s multi-year contract with Austin Public Health.
In addition, Kate coordinates several Center Certificate programs (Nonprofit Leadership & Management, Nonprofit Financial Management) and is in charge of developing new Certificate programs, including Nonprofit Program Design.
Kate Tolliver has over 28 years of experience in the nonprofit arena. Her diverse career includes general management, financial management, grant writing, volunteer engagement and paralegal skills. Her promotion to Center for Nonprofit Studies’ Coordinator acknowledges and reflects her passion, commitment, and knowledge of all matter’s nonprofit.
Kate owns and operates KTA which provides a wide range of consulting and management services to nonprofits, small and mid-size businesses’ owners, boards of directors, executive directors, program directors, program staff and C-level administrators. Her work in this regard informs and enriches her role at the Center for Nonprofits Studies.
Prior to joining the Center staff, Kate served in administrative roles at the Texas Association of Nonprofit Studies, Unity Church of Austin, Legal Aid of Central Texas, and the Law Office of Art Walker.
For seven years, from 2005 to 2012, Kate served as a Shelter Director, Resource Director/ Volunteer Coordinator and Special Assistant to the CEO/ Liaison to the Board of Directors at Hope Alliance (Williamson County Crisis Center). She was responsible for all aspects of operations at the 24/7 emergency domestic violence shelter that housed 25 women and children.
Kate’s various roles as an administrative assistant and administrator gives her widespread experience and an intimate knowledge about how nonprofit operations and programming actually work.