Kate Cudé is a research analyst with the Advancement Forum. She conducts best practice research related to improving fundraiser efficiency, pipeline development, and alumni engagement. She helps support the Advancement Forum’s Website Optimization Audit and the AIPI initiative, which provides advancement shops with data to compare their internal operations and investments to a custom cohort of similar institutions. Before joining the Advancement Forum Kate conducted research on pricing and financial aid strategy for the Enrollment Management Forum.
Prior to joining EAB, Kate was a Residence Director at NHTI in Concord, New Hampshire. In her free time, Kate enjoys spending time with her dog, cooking, and exploring D.C.
Kate earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont. Kate minored in economics and completed an honors thesis in the UVM economics department about the diverging perspectives on the rising price of tuition. Kate is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha and is an alumna of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.