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Extending a Warm Welcome to Kate Godman

Author: Jefferson Land Trust | 09/19/19

Kate Godman, our new Director of Philanthropy

We’re thrilled to welcome our new Director of Philanthropy, Kate Godman, to the Land Trust’s development team! 

In addition to her passion for the natural environment and conservation, Kate brings a wealth of experience and a track record of success to the Land Trust. A seasoned development professional, she’s skilled at managing donor relations, conducting research and writing grants, and growing sustainable support for small and mid-sized organizations.

Kate has successfully managed fundraising for a variety of nonprofits in the Seattle area, including Book-It Repertory Theatre and the Frye Art Museum. Most recently, Kate served as Director of Development for BirdNote — the popular radio program started by Seattle Audubon that’s heard on nearly 200 public radio stations across the country. Its resource-rich website,, also offers resources allowing visitors to dig deeper into the world of birds, birding, and conservation.

Warm and engaging, with a great sense of humor, Kate enjoys working with people. According to her, “One of the most rewarding parts of my work is connecting passionate people with opportunities to bring about lasting change.” 

About Kate

Kate lives in Poulsbo, Washington with her husband (Jerry), two children (Ben and Thomas) and a couple of rambunctious cats. Born in Wellingborough, England, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England before moving to the U.S. to earn a graduate degree from the University of Kansas.

When she’s not working, Kate enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring Kitsap’s forests and beaches, reading, gardening, and watching pretty much anything on BritBox.

“I believe there’s no more urgent nor essential work than the preservation of critical habitat and the creation of sustainable economies. I’m excited by this opportunity to make a difference for wildlife and people by helping to conserve land in Jefferson County.”