Sarah Shipley

Shipley Communications

Sarah Shipley

Sarah Shipley loves to find ways for nonprofits to create impact, raise funds and stay on mission.

She started her career in DC working for the League of American Bicyclists and Rails to Trails Conservancy. She has worked internationally as the Marketing Director for the USO in Stuttgart Germany, serving our armed forces.

In 2010, she founded Shipley Communications, a full-service consultancy that focuses on fundraising, creating social capital and income streams for nonprofits. She co-founded BikeWalkKC, and Kansas City B-cycle, the country’s first, private, bike sharing system, owned and operated by a nonprofit. She was on the founding team of, and won the Points of Light Civic Accelerator Prize. She has won numerous awards for marketing, fundraising and communications, namely the Tour de Bier KC, and Women’s Bike Summit.

She is currently the VP Marketing & Social Innovation KC Healthy Kids, and provides strategic direction that will advance KC Healthy Kids’ mission and maximize impact on the health of our community.

Sarah loves to learn and she holds a BA from Bradley University, an MA from the University of Oklahoma, and has studied Graphic Design at the Corcoran School of Art and Fundraising at UMKC. She is pursuing her MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. She loves rapid innovation, design, typography and has a passion for startups and civic projects.

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