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Kathleen Walsh

Kathleen Walsh

Interim Executive Director

Evidence for Democracy

Stratford, London

Feminist bibliophile with a passion for change and innovation. LSE alumna with a background in international development, women's rights, operations, fundraising, and advocacy.




Done is better than perfect. "Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman
Strategic communications and campaigning Direct mail and e-mail fundraising Media relations Database management Event coordination and management Advocacy and government relations

Women and politics, Canadian literature, productivity and time management, yoga, water colours

Equal Voice National Capital Region (Volunteer)

Membership Chair

•Grew membership base of over 800 paid members through creating a program of follow-up and regular contact with local members through phone calls and email campaigns

•Aided in the coordination and planning of a number of training seminars for women interested in public life on topics such as public speaking, fundraising, and campaign coordination


Next Up Ottawa (Volunteer)

Advisory Committee member

Evidence for Democracy

Interim Executive Director

Rideau Institute and Public Response

Operations Coordinator

•Responsible for organization’s operations, including financial an administrative affairs

•Planned and organized conferences and forums surrounding current policy issues, such as “Circumpolar Challenges,” an international conference on Arctic sovereignty which had over 100 participants including diplomats, ambassadors, and academics

•Oversaw and maintained the Progressive Policy Internship Program, while restructuring the program with curriculum and acquiring the first monetary sponsors

•Coordinated and executed campaigns for the Rideau Institute’s online advocacy arm,, including a leading national petition drive, garnering over 2,000 supporters which resulted in the Official Opposition’s support of an international nuclear weapons ban

•Responsible for coordinating Rideau Institute’s fundraising program of nearly 3,000 individual donors, with a focus on growing the recurring donor base over three years

•Provided administrative and logistical support for the Public Response team for campaigns and government relations for clients such as: Sayisi Dene First Nation, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, Nobel Women’s Initiative, USC Canada, and Unifor

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Famous 5 Ottawa (Volunteer)

Chair, Norton Rose Fulbright Mentorship Program

•Aided in the creation of a curriculum for the Norton Rose Mentorship Program, which trains young women in public speaking

•Liaised with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP on funding efforts

•Worked with the Chair of the committee in raising $15,000 in sponsorship for the “Premiers Unplugged” Series, a speakers series which aims to tell the stories of Canadian female premiers


Nobel Women's Initiative

Operations Coordinator (Acting)

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Rideau Institute

Donor Services Officer

•Maintained the database of members and donors for all Rideau Institute projects while processing regular and one-time monetary gifts

•Aided in planning and research for Smart Vote, a strategic advocacy program for non-profits and NGOs

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The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)

Summer Student Intern

•Assisted in membership services; helped with calling, mailing and contacting donors and members

•Researched and wrote preliminary material for the first Canadian Social Justice calendar, including reaching out to dozens of non-profit groups for input and collaboration


London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Development Studies

Graduated with merit, specializing in gender and development

Carleton University

Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, International Development

Graduated with High Honours

University of East Anglia

Visiting Student, Development Studies

Visiting exchange student to the Department of International Devleopment, January - June 2010